The Vintage Motor Cycle Club
The Vintage Motor Cycle Club, with over 14,000 Members, united by a common appreciation of the engineering skills and vision of those who built the pioneer machines, has ensured that such machines are not preserved as lifeless exhibits in a museum, but are brought to life on frequent occasions in order that a new generation can marvel at the handiwork of the pioneers, and an older generation can once again view with nostalgia the machines they rode in days gone by.
COVID - 19
The VMCC online shop is open but due to the Covid-19 pandemic Allen House itself is closed with reduced staff levels, therefore processing of orders may take a little longer than normal.
Raffle Tickets are still available to Win a Brand New 2020 Interceptor. See below for details - Good Luck!
Enter the VMCC raffle and for just £2 you could be in with a chance to win either a Royal Enfield Interceptor, 2nd Prize is Snap-On 40” Roll Cabinet Tool Chest worth almost £2000, 3rd Prize is a year’s subscription to Old Bike Mart, 4th Prize is a year’s subscription to Classic Racer magazine. To enter is very easy, just go to the VMCC shop https://www.vmccshop.net/vmcc-2020-raffle
PRESS RELEASE - COVID - 19
The UK’s Leading Motorcycle Rider Groups Call on the Government to Recognise the role of Motorcycling During the COVID-19 crisis
VMCC, BMF, MAG, TRF come together to launch “Riding COVID safe” White Paper briefing document
The country’s four largest motorcycling organisations have today jointly submitted a White Paper to Secretary of State, Grant Shapps and each of the three devolved administrations.
The coalition of organisations is calling for the Government to fully take the role of motorcycling into account as the UK continues to deal with the Covid19 crisis and afterwards. The coalition also sets out the case for a Government supported code of guidance for maintaining social distancing for motorcycling in the present situation.
The coalition of organisations consists of the Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC), and The British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF), Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), the Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF).The groups jointly commissioned a white paper which was submitted to the Secretary of State earlier today. The White Paper “Riding COVID safe: a discussion paper” can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/2LqZSrt
With regret, the VMCC have decided that this year’s Banbury Run will not take place. Despite our attempts to save the event by moving to a later date in August, restrictions on events of the size and scale as Banbury are likely to remain in place for several months. This would have been the 72nd running of the world’s largest gathering of pre-1931 veteran and vintage motorcycles.
All entrants will receive a full refund, but this may take a little longer than normal due to reduced staffing levels within the office
The VMCC are taking the remainder of 2020 as an opportunity to do a thorough review of our plans for 2021, as the majority of VMCC members are first and foremost active riders and feel that veteran and vintage machines belong on the road and track, not hidden away gathering dust.
Whilst large gatherings are likely to continue to be impossible, we expect that quite soon smaller social runs could be allowed, providing distancing measures are in place and full notice has been taken of all relevant government advice. The VMCC are actively working with a coalition of other large motorcycle organisations and the Government to progress the interests of motorcyclists as the UK starts to come out of lockdown.
For further information please visit https://www.banbury-run.co.uk/
A link to the Coalition Of Motorcycle Organisations (COMO) COVID lockdown exit advice can be found here https://www.vmcc.net/Coalition-of-Motorcycling-Org...
The Committee of the Taverners section of the VMCC have carefully considered the current government's rules and guidance, in particular the circumstances of the Founders Day event and have decided that the event is cancelled for this year. We look forward to organising Founders Day 2021 and celebrating 75 years of the VMCC.
All autojumble applications will be returned by post over the next few days.
For more information please see http://www.foundersday.co.uk/
Festival of 1000 Bikes
After long discussions with partners and within the club itself the Vintage Motorcycle Club have come to the decision that given the UK government guidelines for exiting the lockdown, the festival would not be viable and could not be safely run for participants, staff and spectators while still providing the ultimate classic track weekend that it is known for. As can be imagined this was an extremely difficult decision and the club only came to this after exploring a number of alternatives and always in the hope that they could start to get back to some level of normality by July.
All entrants will receive a full refund but this may take a little longer than normal due to reduced staffing levels within the office.
The VMCC though are taking this opportunity to do a thorough review of 2021 as the majority of VMCC members first and foremost are active riders and feel that classic bikes belong on the road and track, not hidden away gathering dust. Whilst mass gatherings are likely to continue to be prohibited, smaller social runs which are predominately outdoors and allow for social distancing could be allowed to resume in the future whilst at all times taking notice of any government advice. The VMCC are preparing for options, and are actively working with other large motorcycle organisations to progress the interests of motorcyclists in lockdown exit.
For more information please see http://www.festivalof1000bikes.co.uk/