The Lunchtime Bike Meet on the 9th October had around 70 bikes attending, of all types, many of them classic, but there were plenty of modern bikes as well. It was dry, the sun shone in the afternoon and it was warm day. Some people sat inside the lounge bar to have lunch while others sat outside on picnic tables. Most bikes were parked on on the lawn in front of the bar and people could wander around looking at the bikes and chatting to other bikers.
The weather for the Popham Megameet was poor and it turned out to be wet on the day. Undaunted a few of our members put up our stand and camped overnight on the Saturday where they were joined on Sunday morning by some more who rode through the rain on classic bikes to be there.
They weren’t alone, there was a good turnout of other bike clubs with a displays and a lot of trade stands selling a wide range of paraphenalia. The majority of visitors though, turned up in cars and visitor numbers were understandably down on previous years. But those that came had a good time, with plenty to look at and several hours in the middle of the day without rain.
We enjoyed ourselves, although we needed to dry out our soggy riding gear and clean our muddy bikes once we got home.
Despite dire weather forecasts, we had a good turn-out for The Old Motorcycle Gathering on 24 July 2021 at the BCSA. Those who came were rewarded with a good collection of bikes to view and dry weather apart from about half an hour of drizzle in mid-afternoon, which soon dried off again. Most managed to ride to and from the event on dry roads. We had a bar open serving drinks and hot food and both indoor and outdoor seating.
As well as our normal categories of Best in Show, Best Triumph, Best British and Best Foreign, this year we had a special new Trophy in memory of the late Steve Butcher, which was awarded to the best bike in the show owned by a Branch member. The winning bikes are shown below. Congratulations to all the winners.
It was exactly two years since our last real show in July 2019. In 2020, we had an online virtual show, so it was great to be back seeing real bikes up close, meeting fellow bike enthusiasts and drinking beer together. See below for more pictures from a great afternoon.
For many years we have held a motorcycle show in June for historic motorcycles that we have called The Old Motorcycle Gathering. Read here for an article about The Old Motorcycle Gathering in 2014 which was published in the TOMCC Club Magazine Nacelle.
In 2020, because of the Covid-19 restrictions weren’t able to hold the show. as normal. So we put on a virtual show on the web. People posted us pictures of their bikes and we showed them on a website, judged them and picked the winners. You can see the winners of the 2020 showbelow.
We had lots of great entries to the show. There is a selection of some of these bikes below.
Our 33rd Custom and Classic Motorcycle Show was held at the Burghfield Community Sports Association in July 2019. The sun shone, we had lots of bikes, a bar with beer, good food on offer and people had a good time.
We had a many interesting bikes that attracted people gathering around to talk about them.
The highlight of the day was when the judges announced the results, prizes were awarded and the winning bikes went on display.