The Miller Museum

These days it’s best not to delay – when you do get an opportunity to ride your old bike it helps to already have a plan in place. The Sammy Miller Museum in Hampshire has adapted very rapidly to the changing circumstances in recent times, providing a safely-distanced destination for motorcyclists to enjoy. When legal restrictions permit, the museum’s hard-standing…

Tuning for Need, Part 1

Paul Friday’s industrial relic – a Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone – produces a lot less power than it could. In this series of features from the RC RChive, he embarks upon a quest to make the old banger sizzle… Moto Guzzi’s big single is a popular choice for RC regulars.Here’s Editor Westworth aboard one he owned a few years ago……

Round Britain Rally

Do you need a good reason to fire up your old bike and go for a ride? Roy and Chris Workman have tackled the Round Britain Rally for nearly 20 years, and reckon it’s the perfect excuse to explore the British Isles – on a schedule to suit yourself. Although many other rides, runs and rallies have fallen by the…

Classic Bikes For Sale

Our autumn edition Small Ad Showcase features half a dozen different types of classic bikes – all of them up for grabs in the current issue of RealClassic magazine. We’ve chosen three old Britbikes, an ideal Japanese classic for someone making the switch to something more modern; a European alternative and a truly unusual Italian lightweight. Something to suit all…

Reliability Trials

A stitch in time saves hours of standing by the roadside, reckons Stu Thomson. He suggests that old bikes need not be unreliable. When they do go wrong, says Stu, perhaps it’s down to something the owner hasn’t done… There may be some disagreement about my next statement but… I believe that the majority of old bikes are reliable by…

BSA Bantam

Back in the 1960s, Doug Barton owned a couple of BSA’s sprightly lightweights, and vividly recalls his experiences with the trusty two-stroke… At the time, I was the proud owner of a Harley Duoglide. There were not many Harleys around then, when Fred Warr was the only UK dealer. I needed a small bike for commuting from my home in…