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    Beezumph triples and howling two-strokes; a BSA on the bench and many more at the club’s open day; a beefy Boxer and a unique classic racer; two totally different types of Royal Enfield and an oft-overlooked AJS. This month’s magazine features a truly international cast of classics from Great Britain, Germany, Italy, India and Japan. It’s simply world class! If you already know you want to read this issue, then here’s where to order it in paper or digital formats. Or if you’d like more details, here’s the low-down on our in-depth, expert and enthusiast articles: AJS MODEL 8 Folklore

New Map 250

In his earlier report from the VMCC Banbury Run®, Richard Jones remarked upon how many vintage French motorcycles took to the roads this year. This time he reports upon a bright blue beauty which is definitely French, although its name has a distinctly English ring to it… You may wonder where the Gallic phrase sacré bleu came from. Apparently it…

Café Racer Montlhéry Festival

Hardcore classic bike enthusiasts, 21st century café racer aficionados and retro roadster riders converge on the historic Montlhéry circuit to make the most of the massive café racer festival. Frank Melling took his own Manx Norton along to ride in the wheeltracks of champions… Battling down the Paris-Orleans expressway, nose to tail with kamikaze French commuters, there is no sense…

Classic Bikes at Crich

The second annual Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village was a scorching success – not just because the weather was wonderfully warm, but also thanks to the superb selection of classic bikes on display. The Tramway Village in the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire offers visitors a unique opportunity to step back in time, take multiple rides on historic trams,…

Prester Autocycle

Did we detect a distinctive Gallic air at the VMCC Banbury Run® this year? Not that the riders were being sent on their way with croissants and a glass of vin rouge, but rather there seemed to be more marques from la belle France than usual. Maybe, muses Richard Jones, machines from across La Manche are more affordable? Here’s one…

Martin Gelder

Au revoir to our good friend Martin Gelder, who sadly left us on Monday 2 July 2018 Martin’s funeral will be held on Thursday 19 July 2018 at noon, at West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6RR. All welcome – no flowers or dress code. Martin asked for any donations to be made to Riders For Health. Bikes…

July issue available now

Beezumph triples and howling two-strokes; a BSA on the bench and many more at the club’s open day; a beefy Boxer and a unique classic racer; two totally different types of Royal Enfield and an oft-overlooked AJS. This month’s magazine features a truly international cast of classics from Great Britain, Germany, Italy, India and Japan. It’s simply world class! If…