Key Dates for 2022
Please find a list of key event dates for 2022. These will be published in the Journal on a monthly basis till March
The deadline for key dates for 2023 is 1st October to feature in the Wall Calendar which is designed in October printed and distributed to all VMCC members in November
Cut off date for the Diary of 1000 Rides is currently set for 1st November 2022 to feature in the 2023 Diary.
Chair's Ride - Sunday 26th March Train Robbers Ride Dunstable Downs
Over 50 riders attended this 70 mile loop. A report will be published in May Journal..
3rd or 15th April (tbc) – Veteran Vintage & low power ride with VMCC Chair, Dunstable Downs Following feedback from the local Sections the Chair’s Vintage & low powered run will be moved to later in the year. The aim will be to provide a leisurely traffic and hill free experience suitable for low power machines.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the Banbury Run will take place in 2022. The date has been set for Sunday June 19th, 2022 at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire. Please visit the Banbury Run dedicated website (www.banbury-run.co.uk) to get the latest updates, details and registration forms when they become available. It is hoped that the event will comprise the usual mix of autojumble, bike display, club stands and auction as well as the run itself. It is also hoped that a social run will be organised for the Saturday. Make a note in your diary now to attend this premium event.
Festival of 1000 Bikes
After an enforced absence of two years the prestigious Festival of 1000 Bikes is back. Date and venue is set for Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July, 2022, at Mallory Park race circuit. Please visit the dedicated web site, www.festivalof1000bikes.co.uk to find updates, registration forms and other details as plans progress. Make a note in your diary now to attend this major VMCC event.
National Way Point Rally
The National Way Point Rally will be run again this year starting from sunday May 1st and running through to the 30th of september. For further details visit the National Way Point Rally web page.
Founders Relay Rally
The Founders Relay Rally is being run in conjuction with the National Way Point Rally in 2022. Sections are not required to set up or man check-points, however, they are encouraged to organise a run to a way point on Sunday May 1st to have as many bikes on the road as possible. see National Way Point Rally page for details. The Founders Relay Rally will be run in future years if there is sufficient demand from the sections/members.
The majority of VMCC events are non-competitive although some Sections organise ACU permitted timed road trials. As long as your machine is over 25 years old you can enter the Club's runs and events all over the country.
The British Historic Racing section, the club's racing operation, has attained an enviable reputation for its efficient organization and the friendly atmosphere always found at race meetings which are held on circuits throughout the UK.
The Grass-track and Speedway Section organizes a series of grass-track and grass hill climb events together with the occasional outing on a professional speedway track.
The Sprint Section also organises sprints and timed hill climbs on tarmac which can also be found in the calendar, including two which are very well known and to fill your season, invitations from other clubs allow you to enjoy a full year's sport.
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The Banbury Run is the largest gathering of veteran and vintage machines in the world. Set amongst 65 acres of parkland just 12 miles north of Banbury, the famous Banbury Run is open to Veteran and Vintage machines manufactured before 1st January 1931.
Considered the World’s longest running motor-sport event dating back to 1905, which has evolved into today’s format of a standing-start ¼ mile sprint along Brighton seafront’s Madeira Drive. Up to 200 cars and 75 motorcycles normally compete, and it’s not unusual to have a mix of bikes entered from the 1920’s or 1930’s right up to current day!
The Classic TT is a natural spin-off from the Isle of Man TT. It gives fans and enthusiasts the chance to experience the history of the world’s biggest motorcycle road race in real-time. Stars of today’s TT race on the famous Mountain Course riding bikes that would otherwise be confined to museums and private collections.
Although the racing is spectacular – and sounds amazing too – there’s a lot more to the Classic TT than the on-track action. Fans flock to the grandstand paddock carnival to mingle, enjoy the entertainment, soak-up the friendly and laid back atmosphere, check out the concours d’elegance and browse the many trade stands.
With the slightly more sedate pace of the programme compared to June’s flat-out and hectic TT, the Classic TT has proved a great hit with family visitors, as well as those who prefer to set their own tempo. It’s also a big draw for restorers, owners and riders of classic and vintage machinery. It’s definitely a motorcycling event that should be on any bike fan’s bucket-list.
Synonymous with ‘The Taverners,’ is Founders Day set in the scenic Stanford Hall grounds, it has become one of the major UK events in the ‘old bike’ calendar. From humble beginnings almost fifty years ago with just a hundred or so visitors and half a dozen people selling surplus bike bits out of their car boot or laid out on the obligatory ‘paste table’ the event has grown in to a vast slick and professional operation.
Originally the event took place on the area to the right of the driveway with a small ‘arena’ to the back of the hall, nowadays there is a large arena to the front of the hall along with an auto jumble nearing 300 pitches in number and taking up the whole area to the front of the hall. ‘Happy’ Hamrax is remembered as one of the first commercial paying companies to attend with money only changing hands if they’d had a good day - oh how things have changed!
Due to Covid the VMCC Training Days did not take place in 2020. If restrictions are relaxed we would like to run similar experience days later in the year. This will provide classic motor cycle enthusiasts with the chance to ride vintage hand-change machines including the VMCC’s Reed Scott, Brough Superior SS80, Triumph SD plus many other machines kindly brought along by VMCC members.
Scarborough VMCC Touring Week
Supported by the East Yorkshire Section of the VMCC
Scarborough week will return for 2022. The dates are Sunday12th June 2022 - Friday 17th June 2022 inclusive.
Further details will follow in the club journal and on this web page.
The International West Kent Run is a 4 day event for riders and passengers of all makes of historic 2 or 3 wheeled vehicles. Entrants can enjoy organised rides through the Kentish countryside over the first weekend in August (3rd to 7th in 2017).
The event is based in Aylesford at The Friars, postcode ME20 7BX, click on LINKS above for a map. Camping facilities plus a few basic rooms in the Priory are available for entrants and partners only.
The Sunday is display or public day, which gives visitors the chance to see the magnificent machines.
Additional attractions include a gymkhana, a concours event, an avenue of clubs and an autojumble.
All proceeds from the Sunday event are donated to charity. For 2016 this was the Kent Air Ambulance.
Entrants please note the Country Code is the international vehicle registration code i.e. GB for the United Kingdom, NL for the Netherlands, etc.
For Autojumble and Avenue of Clubs forms please go to the REGS page.
Organised by the West Kent section of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club.