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Advance Motorcycles
The Albany Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Club
AJS & Matchless
Ariel MCC
Ariel Arrow and Leader Group
Ariel VH500 Group
BSA Bantam Club
Bridport Classic Bike Club
BritBike.com
British M'cycle Riders Club (Oxford)
Brockhouse Corgi Club
Brough Superior Club
BSA Owners Club
BSA A7/A10 Page
BSA A10 Super Rocket Page
BSA C Model Group
Bucks British and Classic MCC
Busy Bee MCC
Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group
CEMCC Australia
CH&IRS
Cornwall Classic Motorcycle Club
The VMCC Cornwall Section
Cossack Owners Club
Cumbria Classic Motorcycle Club
CX500 & GL MCC UK
Devon Autocyclists
DOT
London Douglas MCC Ltd
Ducati Owners' Club of GB
DOCGB (Manchester)
The British Owners' Club (Essex)
Exeter British Motorcycle Club
Exeter Classic Motorcycle Club
Fed' of Brit' Historic Vehicle Clubs
Francis Barnett Owners' Club
Greeves Riders Association
Harley-Davidson Riders' Club of GB
Hawks MC (Cheltenham)
Herts Classic Bike Club
Historic Police Motorcycle Group
Honda XL500
Honda CB900F.com
The Honda CX-GL Owners Club (UK)
Howden District Historical M'cycle Club
Ironmasters VMCC
Italian Motorcycle Owners' Club (GB)
Vintage Japanese
The Classic Kawasaki Club
Kickstart Club, Torbay

Laverda Owners' Club
Laverda Owners Register of NZ
Leominster Classic Motorcycle Club
Lymington & District
Matchless G85CS
Morini Riders Club
Morini Mania
Moto Guzzi Club GB
Musos on Bikes
MZ Riders Club
Ner-a-Car
Norman Cycles Club
North Devon British Motorcycle Club
East Northampton Classic M'cycle Club
Norton Owners Club
Virtual Nuovo Falcone Owners' Club
Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists
Panther Owners Club
Old Peculiar Classic Motorcycle Club
Classic Racing Motorcycle Club
Reivers VMCC, Northumberland
Royal Enfield Owners' Club
Scott Owners' Club
Shropshire VMCC
Federation of Sidecar Clubs
Classic Motorcycle Club South Africa
VMCC Sprint Section
Stalybridge MCC
Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club
Sunbeams Online
Sunbeams Owners' Fellowship
Sunderland & Dist' Classic Vehicle Soc'
Suzuki X5/X7
Taunton and District British and CMC
Thumper Page
Thumper Club
Triumph
Bonneville Owners
The Triumph Tiger Cub Club
Trident & Rocket Three
Triples Online
Triumph Dayt-Owners
Triton Club of Great Britain
Silver Jubilee Bonneville
Velocette Owners' Club
Velocette Owners' Club: Dorking
The Vintage MCC
Isle of WightVintage MCC
West Kent VMCC
Witley & District MCC
Yamaha Thumper Club

Why Bother?

  • you'll be welcome at regular meetings
  • socialise with like-minded old bike enthusiasts
  • your club will probably organise runs, shows, visits and other events
  • you get access to member-only spare parts and literature schemes
  • most club magazines have small ad sections, often with rare and/or cheap bits
  • your insurance premium may be discounted
  • the best club magazines are an entertaining read in their own right
  • many specialists offer discounts to relevant marque clubs
  • clubs often hold factory records, revealing your bike's history
  • many can help to obtain/retain age-related registration numbers

    Advance Motorcycles
    www.oakingtonplane.co.uk/advance
    Turn-of-the-century motorcycles, as ridden by Ixion. Advance were also pioneer aeroplane designers - fascinating stuff!

    The Albany Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Club
    avcmc.iinet.net.au
    Based in south-west Australia, this club is open to all with an interest in the restoration and of riding motorcycles, and caters for veterans through to the latest models. All welcome to join in the monthly meetings, regular rallies, week long trips, off road events and a hillclimb.
    Membership: AU$25 per year, plus AU$5 initial fee
    Tel: Australia 0898 415 501

    AJS & Matchless OC
    www.jampot.com
    01536 511532
    Extremely active club with an excellent monthly magazine. Brilliant spares scheme which keeps plenty of Ajays and Matchless machines on the road. Website frequently updated (including a brain-boggling weekly quiz), plus plenty of real world activities with branches across the UK and worldwide.

  • It's featured in the Mag! RealClassic Magazine, issue 9
    Membership £18pa plus £3 joining fee.

    Ariel MCC
    www.arielownersmcc.co.uk
    A smaller marque but an energetic club. Committed to long distance riding (every year they hold the LDR, Long Distance Rally). As entertaining a bunch of riders as you are ever likely to meet. Monthly magazine plus a lively email list.
    01274 418336 (eves only)

    Ariel Arrow and Leader Group
    uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/arielarrowandleadergroup/
    A group of over 100 enthusiasts dedicated to keeping these classic old smokers on the road.
    01228 538668

    Ariel VH500 Group
    http://groups.msn.com/ArielVH500
    A new group for VH500 owners, based around the rebuild being done by the group's founder. Includes photos, technical info and contact with other owners. Email ArielVH500@groups.msn.com

    BSA A7/A10 Page
    www.audioworld.net/BSA/BSAGoldenFlash.htm
    Enthusiast page about pre-unit BSA twins, with many pics, technical details and rebuild info

    BSA OC
    www.bsaownersclub.co.uk
    Booming international organisation which welcomes anyone who owns a BSA. Huge library of Beezer info. Monthly magazine. Lots of help for restorers, with technical advice, details of correct paint schemes and a transfer service to get the right badges. The Club runs the annual BSA Open Day which anyone can attend, plus a globe-trotting international rally and squads of smaller events.

  • It's featured in the Mag! RealClassic Magazine, issue 6
    Membership £15 plus £3 joining fee.

    BSA A10 Super Rocket Page
    www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/9472/index.html
    An information exchange for Super Rocket enthusiasts which aims to supplement and improve on the usual manuals. Also includes useful data for Spitfires and other A10s.

    BSA Bantam Club
    www.BSABantamClub.org.uk
    For all enthusiasts and owners of Bantam motorcycles built from 1947 to 1973. Excellent magazine, full calendar of show appearances, technical advice, dating service and more. Lively club: growing fast!
    Tel: d3bantam@btinternet.com

    Bridport Classic Bike Club
    www.bridportclassicbikeclub.co.uk
    Informal group which caters for enthusiasts of classic motorcycles, and meets at 8pm on the last Thursday of the month at the Crown Inn, West Bay Road, Bridport. Holds rallies and rides around the West Country and beyond.
    Tel: bridclassbike@tiscali.co.uk

    The British Owners' Club (Essex)
    www.britishownersclubessex.co.uk
    Formed in 1974 with the aim of preserving, restoring and riding British bikes. Meets every Wednesday at about 7-30, at The Duke of Wellington, Wellington Hill, High Beech, Essex, IG10 4AH.
    Tel: 0208 220 4424

    www.BritBike.com
    Forums, bike of the month, BSA info, stories and links. All welcome, as long as it's about British motorcycling

    Brockhouse Corgi Club
    Online group for all enthusiasts of these little machine, built between 1946 and 1954. Club aims to assist Corgi owners with restoring and maintaining their bikes by sharing knowledge; organise rallies and events, and provide information to all interested parties about the Corgi and its history.
    Membership: free
    Email: info@brockhousecorgiclub.com

    Brough Superior Club
    A worldwide organisation 'operated in the interests of owners and riders of Brough Superior and WE Brough machines to foster the preservation and use of these machines.' Genuinely vital club for anyone who aims to own and run a Brough. Operates a monthly magazine, spare scheme, club events, technical advice, annual rally, machine register etc.
    UK Membership £15. Joining fee £1. Additional cost for posting the newsletter worldwide.

    Bucks British and Classic MCC
    www.bbcmcc.freeuk.com
    The Bucks British and Classic MCC meet every Wednesday at The Plough, Cadsden near Princes Risborough.
    Contact Goffy on 01494 868218 for more information.

    Busy Bee MCC
    www.watfordbusybee.org.uk
    Club harks back to the days of the Busy Bee Cafe in NW London; now welcomes classic and modern riders alike. Meets Thursday each week at Broadlakes Lodge Social Club, London Colney. Regulars rides, three shows each year, and other events.
    Annual membership: £10
    Tel: 020 8428 8523
    Email: editor@watfordbusybee.org.uk

    Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group
    www.cvmg.on.ca
    What started back in 1967 by 13 old bike fans has grown to a trans-Canadian club with over 1700 members and 26 local sections. The CVMG welcomes enthusiasts with an interest in motorcycles over 10 years old. Monthly publication, some discounts on insurance and events, organise rallies, vintage trials, swap meets, runs and breakfast/lunch meetings.
    Membership details from membership@cvmg.ca

    CH&IRS
    www.sidecar.org.uk
    The Chiltern Hills and Imminent Regions Sidecarists are a small group of sidecarists who keep in touch mainly via the internet. Members affiliate to the Federation of Sidecar Clubs via CH&IRS. Although this group is based in the Chilterns, they are a truly national bunch with members in Herts, London, Oxfordshire, Suffolk and even the Outer Hebrides! Membership via the FoSC with a small charge towards maintaining the website.

    Cornwall Classic Motorcycle Club
    Provides support for classic motorcycle riders in Cornwall and West Devon. Holds monthly meetings, social evenings and club runs, produces monthly magazine, arranges discounts from local suppliers, etc. Supports local charities.
    Email: chairman@cornwallclassicmotocycleclub.com
    Tel: 01752 815443

    The Cornwall Section of the VMCC
    The Cornwall Section of the VMCC meet at Truro Cricket Club, last Friday of the month, or St Pinnock Band Room, East Taphouse second Thursday of the month
    Tel: Stan Weston on 01872 510478 or Peter Shelton on 01503 230780

    Cossack Owners Club
    www.cossackownersclub.co.uk
    Cossack Owners Club featured in RealClassic.co.uk
    Independent UK-based club for owners and enthusiasts of motorcycles and sidecars made in the Soviet Union or former Soviet states (inc Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia and others). These include all models of Ural, Dnieper/Dnepr, Ishevsk (Jupiter and Planeta), Voskhod, Minsk, Riga; aka Cossack, Neval, Britaine or Regent, etc. Newsletter and magazine, technical advice, rallies, machine dating, manuals and more.
    Annual membership £14.
    Email info@cossackownersclub.co.uk

    Cumbria Classic Motorcycle Club
    www.cumbriaclassicmotorcycleclub.wetpaint.com
    Based mainly in North and East Cumbria. Meet once per month at The Salutation Inn, High Hesket on the A6 (call the pub on 01697 473604 for date of next meeting). Regular runs during summer to The Lakes, North Yorkshire National Park and The Borders.
    Annual membership £10.
    Tel: 01228 538668

    CX500 & GL MCC UK
    www.CX-GL.org.uk
    Devoted to Honda's transverse V-twin, shaft drive motorcycles. A friendly and energetic club with a UK annual rally and regional reps, an e-list, and a growing membership. The club for tomorrow's classic - today!
    Email cxglmcc@hotmail.com

    Devon Autocyclists
    www.devonautocyclists.co.uk
    The leading club in the south west for owners and enthusiasts of classic cyclemotors, autocycles, mopeds, sports mopeds and stepthroughs. Regular meetings, ride-outs and displays at historical vehicle events. Official Devon section of the National Autocycle and Cyclemotor Club.
    Email roy@devonautocyclists.co.uk
    01392 469451 / 01803 522190 / 07906 890848

    DOT Mcc
    www.dot-motorcycle-club.co.uk
    Now in its fourth year, the DOT Motorcycle Club was formed to ensure that DOT motorcycles are used and restored. Publishes a quarterly magazine and has stands at major competition shows; provides technical assistance for members and is collecting archive material for members' library
    Email dotclub@freenetname.co.uk
    01618 345472

    London Douglas MCC Ltd
    www.douglasmotorcycles.co.uk
    An international club welcoming all enthusiasts of the Douglas marque (despite the name; you don't have to live in London!). Bi-monthly magazine, spares, archive, dating service, machine register, full programme of events plus nine UK local branches.
    Membership £15 per year
    Send SAE to LDMCC, 48 Standish Avenue, Stoke Lodge, Patchway, Bristol BS34 6AG

    Ducati Owners' Club of Great Britain
    www.docgb.org
    Wildly active UK club for Ducati fans, which covers all Duke bikes of all ages. Hence lots of modern stuff, and a passionate interest in World Superbike racing. Ginormous glossy colour magazine. Arrange lots of trips around the UK and to the Continent.
    Membership £22 plus £2 joining fee.

    Ducati Owners' Club of Great Britain (Manchester branch)
    ducatiownersclubgb.com/phpBB2/index.php
    The Manchester and South Lancs branch of the DOC welcome anyone who owns, has owned or has an interest in Ducati or any model of Ducati motorcycle to their regular meeting on the last Wednesday of each month, at 19:30 at The Red Lion, 4 Lanes End, Hulton, West Houghton (on the A6 1.5m SE of Chequerbent roundabout -- J5 off M61).
    Tel: 07977 939136 / 07976 224437
    Email: Martyn.Edwards@Orange.com

    The British Owners' Club (Essex)
    Formed in 1974 with the aim of preserving, restoring and riding British bikes. Meets every Wednesday at about 7-30, at the Volunteer pub in Waltham Abbey, J26 off M25, on the A121.
    Tel: 0208 220 4424

    Exeter British Motorcycle Club
    www.exeterbritishmotorcycleclub.co.uk
    Meets at the Poltimore Arms at Pinhoe, Exeter on the second Thursday in each month, hold Brit-bike only club runs twice weekly, and longer rides like the Exe Valley Run on Father’s Day. Aims to foster, encourage and maintain an interest in British motorcycles; to provide technical assistance to its members and to maintain good relationships between motorcyclists and the general public.
    Membership £7 per year
    Email: secretary@exeterbritishmotorcycleclub.co.uk

    Exeter Classic Motorcycle Club
    exeterclassicmotorcycleclub.btck.co.uk
    Extremely active local club based in the South West of England with a very new website that is certainly something to shout about. Welcome all classic fans to their many regular runs and meetings (modern bikes allowed but old 'uns preferred!). Strongly committed to a local charity and all-round very nice people.
    Membership £12 or £6 for twelve months dependent upon whether you are young or an OAP.

    Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs
    www.fbhvc.co.uk
    A grouping of some 350 clubs and Museums together with over 500 trade and individual supporters. Aims to preserve the right to use old vehicles on the roads without any undue restriction and to support its member organisations in whatever way it can. One of the most effective vehicle lobbying organisations there is.
    Individual supporters fee £10
    Email admin@fbhvc.co.uk

    Francis-Barnett Owners' Club
    www.francis-barnett.co.uk
    This club aims to make ownership of a Francis-Barnett as enjoyable and rewarding as possible and keep the F-B name alive by (among other activities); keeping a library of manuals and spares catalogues, producing a quarterly magazine, building up a stock cycle and engine spares, offering dating services and so on. Worldwide membership stands at over 600.
    Membership fee £10
    Full club profile: www.RealClassic.co.uk/newsfiles/club07052200.html

    Greeves Riders Association
    www.greeves-riders.org.uk
    For anyone interested in the Thundersley marque. The Club has an enthusiastic membership with many members actively competiing in classic trials. Provides access to various services including machine dating and archival material, plus a bi-monthly mag, expert advice and information on the full range of models.
    Membership costs £13 plus £2 joining fee.

    Harley-Davidson Riders' Club of Great Britain
    www.harley-davidson-hangout.com
    The HDRCGB is the oldest Harley enthusiast's club in the UK and one of the oldest in Europe, and was formed in 1949. There are currently 30 regions that meet on a regular basis across the UK plus events throughout the year. Club members run a wide variety of Harleys from the current twin-cam and V-rod models, Aermacchi and Cagivas, classics back to the Model J and beyond. Free tool hire scheme for members, insurance scheme, technical advice, dating service, discounts with various suppliers. Bi-monthly magazine.
    Annual membership £36
    Write to: HDRCGB, PO Box 62, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2QE (enclose an sae for reply)

    Hawks MC (Cheltenham)
    www.hawksmc.org.uk
    Off-road group which specialises in Pre-65 and pre-1970 trials; all are welcome to attend their events.
    Annual membership £3
    Email admin@hawksmc.org.uk

    Herts Classic Bike Club
    www.classicbikeclub.btinternet.co.uk
    A new local UK group. Just formed, and meets at the Royal British Legion, Shenley Lane, London Colney, Herts. All classic bike enthusiasts and riders welcome (old bikes from any country rather than modern ones are preferred).
    Email c.m.roberts@btopenworld.com

    Historic Police Motorcycle Group
    www.policebikes.org.uk
    A free-to-join register of 'retired' or ex-Police motorcycles and their owners. Mainly UK but with some European members, all with bikes that were built to Police or similar (Fire, Ambulance or Military) spec.

    Honda XL500
    www.xl500rc.com
    Enthusiast single-model site dedicated to these single-cylinder trail bikes of the late 70s and 80s. Workshop info, spec, history, gallery, etc.

    HondaCB900F.com
    Honda CB900F pictures, information, help, resources, and discussion forum with classified ads

    The Honda CX-GL Owners Club (UK)
    A small, friendly enthusiasts’ Club, open to members from all over the world. Membership gives full access to club website including parts and technical info downloads and their friendly forum. Can be found at shows throughout the UK and hold regular ride-outs, not just for members but for anyone wishing to get out on their bikes. Fully insured and affiliated with the BMF. Club ethos: For people to chat, to arrange meet-ups and rallies but most of all, have fun!
    Annual membership: £8
    Email admin@honda-cx-gl-ownersclub.co.uk

    Howden District Historical Motorcycle Club
    Meets 7pm on the second Wednesday of every month at the Ferryboat Inn, near Boothferry Bridge on the A614 near Howden
    Tel: 01430 430831
    Email annajeannette@btinternet.com

    Ironmasters VMCC
    This section of the VMCC is based in the Telford (Shropshire) area and members have a common interest in a variety of older vintage motorcycles. Meet socially on the third Monday of each month at the Sir John Bailey Club, Wellington, Telford, followed by a bike run on the following Sunday through the beautiful Shropshire countryside.
    Tel: 01952 841257
    Email: secretary@ironmasters-vmcc.net

    Italian Motorcycle Owners' Club (GB)
    02083 166815
    The IMOC is interested in ALL Italian machines; vintage, classic and modern, road-going or track-oriented. The Club offers its members access to favourable insurance deals, magazines, helpful technical advice, parts sources, access to its classic register and heaps of social events: weekend, rallies, shows, meets and even help if you're stranded.
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    Vintage Japanese MC
    www.vjmc.com
    0870 013 8562
    Friendly and fast-growing; caters for fans of all Japanese motorcycles which are over 15 years old. Bi-monthly colour magazine. Offers savings on breakdown services, bike books, ferry crossings, Travelodge, etc. Enthusiastic and active racing sections. Produces small batches of obsolete parts.
    Membership £20 plus £5 joining fee.

    The Classic Kawasaki Club
    www.classickawasakiclub.com
    Email ClassKawa@aol.com
    Originally the Triples Club, the Classic Kawasaki Club now covers all the classic Kwaks of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Offers discounts, bi-monthly newsletter, technical advice, and organises national events.
    Membership £18 plus £2 one-off fee

    Kickstart Club, Torbay
    www.kickstart-club.org.uk
    Formed in 1977 the Kickstart Club Torbay welcomes riders of classic machines which are at least 25 years old. Meets at Newton Abbot Rugby Football Club at 8pm on the second and last Fridays of each month, or last Sunday of each month at Newton Abbot Railway station at 9.30am for a ride out. Many other runs and club events held during the year.
    Annual membership £12
    Tel: 01626 354911

    Laverda Owners' Club
    www.iloc.org.uk
    Phone 01432 761593
    Founded in 1974, the ILOC now has over 800 members. It aims to promote an interest in Laverdas, organise meetings, expand members' knowledge and to create events where a good time can be enjoyed, extending the pleasure possible from owning and riding these bikes. Enthusiasts who don't own a Laverda can join as an associate. Bi-monthly mag, technical events, emergency contacts, dating service, etc.
    Annual membership £18

    Laverda Owners Register of NZ
    www.laverda-nz.org
    This free-to-join register is open to all Laverda Owners, both past and present, and is based in New Zealand. It aims to promote Laverda motorcycles, both old and new, plus help each other out with information and news. Intends to produce a newsletter in future and, maybe, develop into a full-blown virtual club. Info from all NZ owners very welcome to help compile the register.
    Email Steve@laverda-nz.org

    Leominster Classic Motorcycle Club
    www.leominsterclassicmcc.co.uk
    Phone 07968 648237
    The largest independent motorcycle club in its county, with over 180 members. Open to all motorcycling enthusiasts no matter what type or age of machine they own. Club meetings held on the first Wednesday of every month at The Bush Inn, Bush Bank, on the A4110, starting 8pm. Also wonderfully prone to handing out cups of coffee to worn out journos at busy bike shows.
    Membership details from lcmcc@freedomnames.co.uk

    Lymington & District Motorcycle & Light Car Club
    Phone 02380 898075
    Founded 1936, now with c100 members who ride predominately classic British bikes of the 1950s and 60s (but all sorts welcome). Active riding programme throughout the summer; very informal with few rules. Rides are at a steady pace using the minor roads. Sense of humour a must!
    Meets 1st Tuesday of the month at 8:00pm at the British Legion, High Street, Lymington.

    Matchless G85CS
    http://home.wanadoo.nl/fxkuyl/
    Enthusiast site which details and celebrates this snortin' scrambles single.

    Morini Riders Club
    www.morini-riders-club.com
    01304 613303
    Chris Watson's 'A Tutto Gas' cover designThe Morini Riders Club exists to bring together owners and admirers of these fine looking and excellent handling Italian motorcycles. It offers technical help, a tool hire service, spares, dealer discounts, road test reprints, club regalia, regular meetings, a bi-monthly magazine and an annual track day all designed to keep Morinis where they belong; on the road.
    Membership costs £22 per year; join online.

    Morini Mania
    www.morini-mania.co.uk
    Some Morini history, photos and simply heaps of invaluable technical data, all compiled by RC Clubman Paul Compton (aka EVGuru).

    Moto Guzzi Club GB
    www.motoguzziclub.co.uk
    Multi-faceted national club with strong international links. Very active and well organised with major rallies for twins and singles throughout the year. Professional-quality magazine and lots of branch activity.
    Initial membership fee £18, then £16 per year

    MZ Riders Club
    MZ Riders Clubwww.mzridersclub.co.uk
    The MZ Riders Club aims to promote the motorcycles of MZ, MuZ,Simson and Kanuni, the interests of those riding them, and that of motorcycling in general. The MZRC is now in its 29th year and currently has approximately 1100 members, with some from as far afield as the USA and Australia.
    Membership Secretary: Dave Stavris, 120 Loyd Rd, Didcot, OX11 8JR, e-mail das@stavris.wanadoo.co.uk.

    Musos on Bikes
    www.musosonbikes.co.uk
    Organisation for performing musicians who love their bikes as much as their music. Vaguely located in Sussex but worldwide members welcome to join for gigs, parties, ride-outs and jam sessions. Members often found lurking near RC Roadshow at Home Counties events…
    Email: jaftime@hotmail.com

    Ner-a-Car
    www.neracar.co.uk
    You won't find much on the web about these unusual machines, so this is a good starting point. Contains history, news, photo and details of the book of the marque.

    Norman Cycles Club
    www.normancycles.co.uk
    01304 613303
    Just three years old and with over 100 members already, including members of the Norman family and ex-factory employees. Caters for all Norman models including the trials, competition and road motorcycles, autocycles and mopeds. Quarterly newsletter, annual Norman Day event, plus access to many instruction booklets.
    Membership costs £6 per year

    The North Devon British Motorcycle Owners Club
    www.ndbmoc.freeserve.co.uk
    Established in 1978, the NDBMOC meets at the Pollyfield Centre (Avon Road, East The Water, Bideford), on second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7.30pm. Exists to promote the preservation and riding of British motorcycles, from Bantams to Bonnevilles. by organising runs and social meetings with like-minded people. Aims to foster the spirit of road chivalry. Club motto: RIDE IT DON'T HIDE IT
    Membership: £12 per year plus £1 joining fee
    Tel: 01805 622049
    Email: davecolman@ndbmoc.freeserve.co.uk

    East Northants Classic Motorcycle Club
    The East Northants Classic Motorcycle Club meets every Tuesday evening at around 7.30 – 8pm at the 19th Hole Pub in Irchester.
    The club is open to anyone who has an interest in Classic motorbikes, there are no officers, no fees and whilst individual members often have more than one Classic bike nearly everyone also ride modern machinery so even if you don’t currently have a “Classic” you are still welcome to join in with the banter so why not come along to Irchester any Tuesday and say hello.
    We hold regular 60 – 100 mile weekday / weekend rides often arranged 0n club nights or following a ring round of members when somebody decides it’s just too nice to stay indoors - we ride to the slowest bike / rider and maximise older type B roads and country lanes, always visiting a café for a snack on route. Club events / participation at Classic shows are arranged throughout the year with longer club tours / coast ride outs taking place both at home and abroad.
    Our club web site
    www.eastnorthantsclassicmcc.co.uk gives full details of location of club meetings and events.

    Norton OC
    www.noc.co.uk
    Commandos are really brilliant bikes. Happily, the NOC do not lose track of the fact that prior to the Commando, Norton produced an extremely full range of interesting and rewarding motorcycles. Hurrah! No need to own a Norton to join. Excellent (if US/Commando biased) email list. Much-improved bi-monthly magazine.
    Membership £13.50

    Virtual Nuovo Falcone Owners' Club
    www.devce.demon.co.uk/falcone/vnfoc.htm
    Worthless Interloper: not fast, but indefiniteThis is a virtual club because the members say they can't be arsed to meet or have a committee, and because they live in too many countries. In case you were wondering, the 'worthless interloper' tag came about because someone couldn't figure out where the New Falcon fitted into Moto Guzzi's product line. Someone else described the bikes as being like old Mercedes, in that they weren't fast but they lasted indefinitely. This gave the 'not fast, but indefinite' line.
    Membership only incurs a slight risk to your sanity.

    Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists
    www.oregonvintage.org
    A non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation, maintenance and enjoyment of antique, veteran, and special interest two- and three-wheeled motor vehicles. Organise a wide range of ride-outs, swap-meets and shows throughout the year.
    Membership $15 per year - Details from ovm@efn.org

    Panther Owners' Club
    www.pantherownersclub.com
    Like the P&M bikes themselves, this is a niche club which punches way beyond its weight. Lively, friendly, a touch eccentric, and deliciously unburdened by officiousness. Run an active e-list, UK and international rallies, spares scheme, club library, machine registrar, and hold original P&M drawings. Entertaining monthly magazine.
    Membership £17pa - Details from membership@pantherownersclub.com

    Old Peculiar Classic Motorcycle Club
    A local group based at the Old Peculiar Public House Handsacre, Staffordshire, UK. Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 8pm. Anyone with a bike or an interest in bikes over 25 years old is very welcome. They even have a couple of vintage cars knocking about!
    Contact Mick, 01543 491891 or Jim on 01543 492338

    Classic Racing Motorcycle Club
    www.crmc.co.uk
    The UK's most active and broad-ranging racing organisation caters for solos and sidecars made from 1945 to 1972 (or 1967 for 2-strokes) and Post Classic, split into three categories. Organises race weekends across the country throughout the year.
    Membership £25 - Details from johndavidson@crmc.co.uk

    Reivers VMCC, Northumberland
    sites.google.com/site/vmccreivers/
    The most northerly section of the VMCC in England welcomes RC readers to join them at The Black Swan, Stobhill, Morpeth NE61 2SB, on the second Wednesday each month, 7.45 for 8pm. The section offers a superb combination of old bikes, empty roads, great scenery, good company and most of all: fun!
    hadden101@btinternet.com

    Royal Enfield Owners' Club
    www.royalenfield.org.uk
    A friendly organisation which welcomes all enthusiasts of the marque, be they riders of old Royal Enfields or new ones, or specials built around a Royal Enfield bike. Heaps of facilities for members: specialists, transfers service, machine dating, regalia, etc.
    Membership £12 - Details from mickseager@boltblue.com

    Scott Owners' Club
    www.scottownersclub.org
    Founded in 1958, the SOC caters for the owners of all Shipley-built Scotts (1908/9 to 1950), Birmingham-built Aerco Jig and Tool Co machines (1954-1972), and the Derby-built Silk motorcycle. Offers 'Yowl' magazine bi-monthly plus a spares scheme, library, photo archives, technical info, machine register and dating, badges, transfers, decals and such.
    Membership fee £16

    Shropshire VMCC
    www.shropshirevmcc.co.uk
    The Shropshire Section of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club meets at The Ragleth Inn, Ludlow Road, Little Stretton, near Church Stretton on the last Wednesday of the month at 8pm. Regular activities include guest speakers, quiz, annual dinner and an annual weekend away plus the Long Mountain Run in April. All old bike enthusiasts welcome - VMCC membership not required.
    Tel Derek Trow 01686 670626
    Email derek.trow@talk21.com

    Federation of Sidecar Clubs
    www.sidecars.org.uk
    The Federation of Sidecar Clubs has been around for over 40 years, and is an international organisation with members worldwide. The FoSC aims to aid communication between local sidecar clubs and promote sidecarring in general. Over half the current membership are associated members who do not belong to a local club. There are Sidecar Clubs (SC) across the country, most of whom are affiliated to the FoSC.
    Membership £20 associate (individual membership) or £18 if member of an affiliated club

    Classic Motorcycle Club (South Africa)
    www.classicmotorcycleclub.co.za
    The Classic Motorcycle Club in South Africa is a gathering of people from all walks of life who share a love of classic motorcycles. It was started in 1968 by a group of enthusiastic motorcyclists concerned about preserving classic motorcycles and has now grown to over 300 members. The main purpose of the club is to provide a facility where owners and enthusiasts of the older (built 20 or more years ago) motorcycles can get together, have enjoyable social rides and gatherings. It also provides a central place for obtaining technical information on the older bikes plus the purchase of spare parts
    Email: chairman@classicmotorcycleclub.co.za
    Phone 07989 443556

    VMCC Sprint Section
    www.vmccsprint.co.uk
    The sprint section of the VMCC caters for and runs sprints for machines dating from the 1900s to modern motorcycles. Their straight and twisty sprints are described as the ‘earliest, purest and one of the most challenging of the motorcycle sports’. Organises sprints throughout the year and across the UK. Membership is included in standard VMCC membership, plus an ACU licence is needed to compete.
    Email: info@vmccsprint.co.uk

    Stalybridge MCC
    www.stalybridgemotorcycleclub.co.uk
    Established for 30 years and holds plenty of events, including rides and rallies, rock night, etc. Meets every Tuesday at 8.30pm at the Buffet Bar, Stalybridge Train Station, Rassbottom Street, SK15 1RF. All motorcyclists welcome.
    Email: info@stalybridgemotorcycleclub.co.uk
    Phone 07989 443556

    Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club
    www.sunbeam-mcc.co.uk
    This family-style club specialises in road runs and sporting trials for ALL MAKES of pre-1931 bikes and three wheelers. Events throughout the riding season which starts with the Pioneer Run in March. Administers the Pioneer Register and holds masses of info on pre-1915 machines. (NB: see other clubs for info about Sunbeam motorcycles!)
    Membership £15
    Details from 13 Victoria Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 9BN

    Sunbeam Owners' Fellowship
    www.onthebeam.co.uk
    Lively worldwide group for owners and enthusiasts of the Erling Poppe-designed S7 and S8 shaft-drive twins. DVLA recognised, bi-monthly mag, plenty of rides and rallies, plus a thriving online members' only community.
    Annual Membership £12 UK / £14 RoW
    Email: rotor@onthebeam.co.uk

    Sunbeams Online
    www.classicglory.com
    This web-based enthusiasts' group is dedicated to shaft-drive Sunbeam motorcycles, the S7 and S8 models made between 1946 and 1956. And because they are chummy types, the Sunbeam boys also welcome anyone else with a factory prototype or homebrewed special based on the original models, plus other British shaft-drive motorcycles.
    Free to join the register.

    Sunderland & District Classic Vehicle Society
    All welcome to join the meetings on the first Thursday of the month at the Prospect Pub, Durham Road (A690).
    Tel: 0191 511 0029

    Suzuki X5/X7 Site
    www.suzuki-gt.co.uk
    Enthusiast site for GT200 and GT250s.

    Taunton and District British and Classic Motorcycle Club
    www.hellswrinkliescreech.co.uk
    These jolly chaps meet on the last Thursday of each month at the Ruishton Inn, near Taunton (J25 off the M5), and have an offshoot meeting for the Hell's Wrinklies at the Bell Inn, Creech St Michael, on the second Thursday of the month.

    Thumper Page
    www.thumperpage.com
    Provides info and a point of contact for owners of 4-stroke single cylinder motorcycles, some ancient and many modern..

    The Thumper Club
    www.thumperclub.org.uk
    A club for all owners of single cylinder motorcycles, formed in 1999, with a quarterly newsletter. Machines range from trad Brit singles to modern Japanese hybrids and specials.
    Annual membership £12/year

  • Tel: 029 2061 6720
  • Email: one.pot@virgin.net

    Triumph MCC
    www.tomcc.org
    An international club which grew from the roots of the Mighty South London branch. Unlike many clubs it is extremely branch-oriented, with the national organisation forming an umbrella rather than a centrepiece. Modern Triumphs welcome, but members need to own a Triumph-engined machine. Quirky and entertaining monthly magazine; heaps of regional and national activities.

  • It's featured in the Mag! RealClassic Magazine, issue 12
    Membership £15

    The Bonneville Owners' Club
    www.bonnevilleowners.com
    Online group which aims to provide a place for owners of the Triumph Bonneville to source parts, seek out any technical or mechanical advice, arrange days out and/or just generally learn from each other. Intended to be for ALL riders of ALL Bonnevilles.
    No membership fee

    Triumph Tiger Cub Owners' and Enthusiasts' Association
    www.TigerCubClub.co.uk
    Brand new Cub Club promises discounts from specialists, its own magazine, plus active social events and get-togethers. As featured on this site.
    Membership £12.50 per year plus £2 joining fee.
    Email CubClub@RealClassic.co.uk

    Trident & Rocket 3 OC
    www.tr3oc.co.uk
    Extremely specialised organisation so fairly small, but packs a powerful punch. Caters solely for the 3-cylinder pushrod bikes made between 1968 and 1976, including hairy specials which use those engines to maximum effect. Hosts the UK's most exciting event each year, the Beezumph track day / rally / get-together. Bi-monthly magazine.
    Membership £30
    Email membership@tr3oc.co.uk

    Triples Online
    www.triplesonline.com
    A virtual clubhouse for fans of the BSA and Triumph three-cylinder models. Tech tips, gallery, models histories and more.

    Triumph Dayt-Owners
    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/TriumphDayt-owners/?yguid=171267703
    An online group with 300-plus members, catering for all Triumph 350cc and 500cc unit twins

    Triton Club of Great Britain
    www.triton-owners-club.co.uk
    Only two years old, this specialist club already has over 150 members. Caters for new and experienced Triton builders. Gives advice on how to build your Triton properly and safely to a good standard. Quarterly newsletter, significant discounts from specialist part suppliers. Website just getting going!
    Membership costs £15 per year.
    Phone 01706 623404

    Silver Jubilee Bonnie
    www.triumphsilverjubileebonneville.com
    Dedicated to the 2500 special edition Bonnevilles produced in 1977 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee. Full specs, gallery, restorations, so on.

    Velocette Owners' Club
    www.velocetteowners.com
    01902 605263 (UK only) or 33-(0)2 33 69 55 62 outside UK
    Over 2000 members worldwide have joined this lively and friendly club and benefit from eight issues of the club journal, Fishtail, each year, plus the invaluable spares scheme, regalia, events, technical advice and access to historical records.

  • It's featured in the Mag! RealClassic Magazine, issue 5
    Membership £20 per year plus £2 joining fee

    Velocette Owners' Club, Dorking Section
    www.velocettedorkingcentre.btck.co.uk
    This section of the VOC caters for Velocette enthusiasts in the Kent, Surrey, Sussex and wider south-east area of England. Holds regular meetings with guest speakers from the motorcycle industry, clubs runs of 50 to 100 miles, group trips around the UK and further afield, an autojumble and auction plus own newsletter and more services for club members.
    Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Hand in Hand pub, Tadworth.
    Email: alan.night_voc@btinternet.com

    Vintage MCC
    www.vmcc.net
    The Vintage Motorcycle club was formed in 1946 and is the largest non-factory motorcycle club in the world with 16,000 members worldwide. Caters for all motorcycles and three-wheelers over 25 years old, via 79 UK sections including grass track, sprint and British Historic Racing branch. Full colour, 80-page monthly magazine, distributed free to all members. Over 1000 events per year to take part in, including the famous Banbury Run and The Festival of 1000 Bikes. 130 marque specialists to help with technical queries, massive insurance discounts, specialist mail order service, plus many other benefits.
    Full membership £25 per year
    01283 540557
    Email: members@vmcc.net

    Isle of Wight Vintage MCC
    www.iwvmcc.co.uk
    Part of the parent VMCC organisation but active in its own right, with social runs in summer and an indoor calendar of events throughout winter. Annual event for pre-1931 machines each September. Meets at the Buddle Inn, Niton, on second and fourth Tuesdays each month, 8pm onwards. All welcome.
    Email: dennis.saxcoburg@iwvmcc.co.uk

    Yamaha Thumper Club - Real Classic Feature
    www.yamahathumpers.org.uk
    Web-based group dedicated to the classic early Yamaha big singles (500cc) like the XT500 and SR500, offers info and assistance to all like-minded enthusiasts, worldwide.
    Membership: £10 per year
    Email: treasurer@yamahathumpers.org.uk


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