Ace Cafe Triumph Day – 2024

Five branch members rode up to the Ace Cafe on 9th June for special Triumph day celebrating 75 years of the TOMCC. The West Middlesex Branch had their stand there and put on a good display of bikes including a 1929 Triumph that was ridden. Triumph West London (the Triumph dealer previously known as Jack Lilley’s) were there selling clothing and displaying the new Tiger and 400. A band called The Smash played a set in the cafe and the car park was packed with people and an impressive range of modern, classic and customised Triumphs. The sun shone. It was a great day.

Here are some photos of the event.

National Motorcycle Museum – 2024

Norman Hyde at the National Motorcycle Museum

On the 27 April 2024, the National Motorcycle Museum (near Meriden) held a Triumph day in conjunction with the TOMCC, which included a talk by Norman Hyde, TOMCC Patron and legendary development engineer and world record holder. A small group of us from the Branch went up for the day, looked round the museum, met other TOMCC members and listened to Norman Hyde. Here are some photos of the event.

We had a great day. Norman Hyde spoke for an hour and a half without a break. Saw some crazy bikes. Especially liked the very old one where the passenger sat in a chair in front of the rider!!!. Also turns out we were one of the original sponsors when the museum was built according to a plaque on the wall.

The National Motorcycle Museum has a remarkable collection of British manufactured motorcycles, from the dawn of motorcycling in the early 1900’s to the present day. It is well worth a visit.

Bring & Buy Sale 2024 -photos

Wares on sale at this years bring and buy sale

We had a good turn-out for our Thursday evening bring and buy sale. The room was crowded with tables laden with all sorts of motorcycle related items. The bar was open and there was hot food served. See below for some photos of the event.

Norman Hyde presentation – Replay

Norman Hyde presenting at Berkshire TOMCC

If you missed Norman Hyde’s presentation or just want to see it again, here are some photos of the event together with videos of the presentation in full.

Norman Hyde, a legend in the world of Triumph Motorcycles, gave a presentation to the TOMCC Berkshire Branch in March 2023. More than fifty members turned out to hear him. He split his talk into two section, with a short interval where a buffet was served and people got drinks from the bar He ended his presentation playing a sound recording of his World Record Breaking run. At the end of his presentation he answered questions from the audience and then autographed copies of pictures of his record breaking run. Everyone enjoyed the evening.

Here are some photos of the event.

You can watch the first part by clicking on the link below.

Norman Hyde at Berkshire TOMCC – Part 1

You can watch the second part by clicking on the link below.

Norman Hyde at Berkshire TOMCC – Part 2

I hope you enjoyed watching this memorable evening.

West meets East Event – Replay

Steve on his Rocket 3 setting off or Turkey

Steve Yarwood gave a presentation to Berkshire TOMCC members about riding his Triumph Rocket 3 in September 2022 across Europe to Istanbul and then across the Bosphorus into Asia.

A map showing Steve’s route

You can see a video of Steve’s presentation here.

Steve presenting to TOMCC Members on his trip to Turkey and back

Bring and Buy Photos- Jan 23

We had a good turnout with around 40 people coming to our Thursday night bring and buy meeting for motorcycle related paraphernalia. We put in extra tables to hold all the extra goods that were on sale. The bar and catering was open as normal so there were tables free for people to eat and drink when they weren’t browsing the wares on offer. Here are some photos of the evening.