Festival of Motorcycling

At this time of year, RC’s ace reporters spend every weekend tirelessly dedicated to seeking out strange motorcycles so that you can admire an unusual assortment of interesting images at your convenience. Roy Workman went to the mystic east and discovered a fundamental truth about ‘antiques’ and ‘junk’…   I had a good ride down the A1 to the East of…

Try A Classic Bike Day

  One of the benefits of becoming an official ‘Friend’ of the National Motorcycle Museum is that, besides free entrance to the museum and other goodies, they invite you to events like last weekend’s ‘Try A Classic Bike’ training day. For the nominal sum of £10 to cover insurance you get to ride a number of the museum’s exhibits around…

BMW Boxers

  Martin Gelder gave us the lowdown on living with an R80/7 a couple of months ago in RealClassic’s April issue. We unearthed a fascinating stack of lovely original literature to go with the feature, but many of the images were too tiny to appear very big in print. Thanks to the wonder of the interweb, here they are in…

The Matchless Colliers

  The old AJS and Matchless marques, aka Associated Motorcycles, have an extensive and illustrious history which dates back to the turn of the 20th century. This book focuses on the founding family of the Matchless brand, the Colliers, and tells their story as seen by an insider’s eye. It’s not a formal history but instead a personal retrospective which…

Five Valleys Run

  The Salisbury Motorcycle and Light Car Club started this year’s fund-raising season at the end of April with a 90 mile ride around the Wiltshire countryside. Club member Ian Futcher reports, and extends an invitation for their next event in June… We have just started our new fundraising campaign for Julia’s House, who provide practical and emotional support for…

More Meriden machines needed

Calling all owners of Meriden-made Triumph twins: the Ayr Classic Motorcycle Club would be delighted if you could join them on Saturday 17th June 2017 as part of an extra-special display at the Scottish Classic Motorcycle Show. Many of the club’s 130 members proudly ride similar historic Triumphs and these will form the backbone of a #50 Daytona support display.…