Key Dates for 2023
Key event dates for 2023 will be published in the Journal on a monthly basis from October
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.
Banbury Run 2023
It is with great pleasure that we announce the Banbury Run will take place in 2023. The date, Fathers Day, has been set for Sunday June 18th, 2023 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 Saturday. Make a note in your diary now to attend this premium event.
Festival of 1000 Bikes
The prestigious Festival of 1000 Bikes returned in 2022. The 2023 date and venue is likely to be Saturday 15th July and Sunday 16th July, 2023, 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.
Cadwell Track Days 2022
The VMCC is organising a weekend of track days at Cadwell Park on September 8th and 9th, 2022. This event is open to VMCC members only riding race or road solo machines. There are no sidecar sessions planned as, in accordance MSVP rules, all passengers would be required to have a full ACU racing license. This proved to be a unpopular with the sidecar entries last year and the sessions were scrapped at the last minute. If you wish to enter a sidecar and have a passenger with a full ACU racing license let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org), if we have enough to warrant a session we may squeeze one in. Road sidecars are not allowed in track days. Entries are now being accepted using the links below or from the MSVP website.
DVLA Licence holders
All riders must be over the age of 18 and hold either a valid fully unrestricted (not provisional or bhp restricted) motorcycle licence issued by the DVLA (or the equivalent foreign licensing authority in the rider's country of residence) with the appropriate category clearly indicated.
All riders must be wearing either one piece leathers or two piece leathers that zip together ALL the way round (no skin/undergarment shown when the rider raises arms above the head). Textile suits are not permitted and neither are sparky sliders. ACU approved full face motorcycle helmet, proper leather motorcycle boots up the calf muscle and leather motorcycle gloves beyond the wrist must be worn. NEW for 2022 - All riders must be wearing a full-length back protector.
Spectator/visitor tickets are also available from the MSVP - Cadwell Park web site
There will be space available for clubs to have stands and displays in the Paddock area. There is a small charge for this of £38.32 which includes 1 vehicle pass and 2 visitor passes. Club stands should be booked and paid for the following link: Club Stand Registration. Additional visitor/guest passes can be purchased from the the MSVP - Cadwell Park web site.
VMCC sections may also have a stand/display. There is no charge for this but those wishing to have a stand/display must register using the folrm below so space can be allocated. each section stand will include 1 vehicle pass and 2 visitor passes. Register for FREE VMCC section wstand/display, VMCC Section stand/display. Additional visitor/guest passes can be purchased from the the MSVP - Cadwell Park web site.
The VMCC is putting on this event for the of its many members who enjoy riding their road or race machine around a proper race circuit, Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire is regarded as one of the finest circuits in the country for rider enjoyment. If you are interested in advertsing in the programme for the event or sponsorship of the evnt in any other way please contact Steve Allen (email@example.com) or annie Durrant (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
National Way Point Rally 2023
The National Way Point Rally will be run again this year starting from Sunday April 30th and running through to the 30th of September. For further details visit the National Way Point Rally web page.
Founders Relay Rally 2023
The Founders Relay Rally is being run in conjunction with the National Way Point Rally in 2023. 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 April 30th 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.
We are now getting things in order for this year’s Manx Rally, because of the change of dates to this year’s Manx Grand Prix and not finding this out until March, we have decided that the entry fee for this year’s rally will be FREE! And there will be no entry form! But please register that you wish to attend our rally by emailing our secretary Gary, email: email@example.com
MANX RALLY SCHEDULE
Wednesday 24th August, Signing on from 10am at Laxey Promenade. There will be a social run from Laxey, starting at 11am, finishing at Ramsey Courthouse. Light refreshments provided.
Thursday 25th August Signing on from 10am at Ramsey Court House, leaving Ramsey at 11am enjoying a road run to end at Peel, you will be free to enjoy Peel Bike Day! Light refreshments will be provided
MGP Racing Friday, Saturday & (Sunday possibly if bad weather) & Monday
Tuesday 30th August we are having a “Track Day” at Jurby, open to all rally entrants, separate entry for will be required. YOU MUST HAVE SUITABLE CLOTHING/ONE PIECE LEATHERS. This will be on the Jurby race track that we used for the Festival of Jurby events.
Separate entry form will be required. Open to all Rally Entrants and other VMCC Members. An entry fee of £50.00 will be required for this event which will have separate classes based on speed/ability/type of machine. Entry forms will be available nearer to the date of the event.
Wednesday 31st August Signing on from 10am at Ramsey Court House, leaving Ramsey at 11am
For an interesting road run, finishing at Ramsey Courthouse for light refreshments and Manx Rally prize presentation.
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 (4rd to 7th in 2022).
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.