About Us

The BATH CLASSIC MOTOR CYCLE CLUB was founded in 1987 by a handful of motorcycle enthusiasts keen to rekindle interest in British bikes in and around the Bath area. Since then the club has catered for a variety of classic bike interests.

Two or three of the original founders had been taking part in Pre-65 scrambles which at that time were often classic demonstrations at modern motocross meetings. However they could see the need for a club to specifically promote British bike scrambles and so Bath Classic Motor Cycle Club was born. Trials and road runs followed as a natural progression.

The club has on average 250 members with weekly meetings around the Bath area and a variety of road runs, shows, trials and scrambles to cater for everyone's needs.

Why not come along and join us - scroll down for more details below and also see the meetings and events page.

The Club is affiliated to the AMCA and MAG. Over the years we have also raised many thousands of pounds in support of charities.

Scrambles

The Club stages a scramble in April each year catering for Pre-60, Pre-65 and Pre-74 machines, with an average entry of 60-90 riders of all ages and abilities. It also generally hosts a Round of the Classic British Championship.  For details of dates & venues see the scrambles page.

Trials

Approximatly Six trials are organised for British bikes and foreign twin-shock machines throughout the year at a variety of venues. The average entry is 50 + riders, catering for all ages and abilities.  For details of dates & venues see the trials page.

Road Runs

The club stages regular road runs that are open to a variety of ages of machinery, although we obviously enjoy seeing the older machinery. However, as long as the rider recognises the differences between the capabilities of classic and modern machines and rides accordingly he or she will be welcome - although you may find we try to convert you! Riders age and ability varies from ‘L’ plates to old hands. Some events are free to ride while others are in support of various charities.  For details of dates & venues see the road runs page.

Shows

A Club Stand can be found at a selection of events. Members are encouraged to display their bikes, with the stand acting as a focal point for all club members attending the events.

Membership

Club membership generally averages about 250 members and runs from January 1 to December 31, It only costs £10. Newsletters are published during the year and we try to keep the website up to date.

Meetings

We meet most weeks somewhere around the Bath area.

1st Wed - Informal pub meet Dog & Fog Ashley Rd Bradford on Avon BA15 1RT 

2nd Wed - Formal Committee Meet Weston Ex-services Association. Brookfield Road, Bath BA1 4JQ Informal meet The Wheatsheaf Corston Bath BA2 9HB and you are welcome to either. 

3rd Wed - April-Sept Evening road run leaves 7.30 prompt from McDonalds car park Lower Bristol Road Bath BA2 1EP

3rd Wed - Oct-March Informal Pub - location Blaythwayt Arms Lansdown BA1 9BT

4th Wed - Informal Pub meet The Butchers Arms Timsbury Road Farnborough BA2 0AE

5th Wed - if there is one - impromptu pub meet somewhere.


Club Contacts

Secretary

secretary.bcmcc@blueyonder.co.uk