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…

Riding High in Herefordshire

This single-day navigational rally is an excellent opportunity to ride an old bike around the byways of the glorious English countryside. Entries have now opened for the 2018 Herefordshire On The Edge event, which takes place on Sunday 24th June. All kinds of classic bike are welcome to take part in this relaxed but rewarding ride – any VMCC-eligible motorcycle…

Stafford Show Preview

Get ready to cram as many classic bikes as you can into a single weekend – the Carole Nash Classic Motor Cycle Show returns to Stafford on 21st and 22nd April. The UK’s biggest old bike show sprawls across half a dozen halls and outdoor arenas, with special guests, classics in action, an extended two-day auction of collector’s motorcycles and…

Museum LIVE Open Day

In case you missed us at the Stafford Show this month, the RC Roadshow will be rolling along to the National Motorcycle Museum’s LIVE event on Saturday 4th November 2017. This free-to-enter event not only gives you access to the world’s largest collection of British classic bikes but also incorporates a jam-packed schedule of special attractions. Here’s some of what…

Sand & Motorcycles

There’s a long-standing relationship between old motorcycles, historic steam trains and sand quarrying, centred around Leighton Buzzard. It’s celebrated each year by this Sand and Motorcycles show, organised by the Leighton Buzzard narrow gauge railway and the ‘Beds Clangers’ section of the Royal British Legion Riders… More than 750 motorcycles, some 90 scooters, and three-wheelers of all shapes and sizes…

September issue on sale!

The new issue of RealClassic magazine is totally V-TwinTastic (and, apparently, is also entirely at home to Mr Hyperbole). The classic bikes featured this month include Morini’s wee vee, Vincent’s big twins, two heavyweights from Moto Guzzi, a mighty Matchless, a Harley-Davidson, a handsome Hesketh and… a BMW Boxer (it’s a V-twin which is feeling very relaxed, all right?). On…