The Old Motorcycle Gathering 2022

The Old Motorcycle Gathering, our show for old bikes, will be held this year on Saturday 11 June 2022  at the Burghfield Community Sports Association (BCSA), James Lane, Burghfield, RG30 3RS. This is near junction 11 of the M4 and is where we hold our Thursday club nights. Click here to see the venue on a map

This show is for all bikes classed as “Historic” vehicles by the DVLA, which currently means bikes manufactured before 1982. The show is open to all marques, but bikes must be ridden to the show. Prizes will be awarded for Best Foreign, Best British and Best Triumph as well as Best in Show. There is a £2 charge to enter your bike in the show for judging.

There is no entry charge to come along and bring your bike, if it is not entered in the show for judging.

We will be holding a collection for Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

A wide range of food and drink will be on sale at the bar.

Click here to see pictures from the Old Motorcycle Gathering last year or read this article from Nacelle Magazine about our show.

TOMCC Club AGM – 2022

The national Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the overall Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club (TOMCC) will be held on 10 April 2022 and is being hosted by the Berkshire Branch at our normal venue for club nights and shows, the BCSA.

Any TOMCC member can attend the AGM on Sunday (remember to bring your membership card). We will also be holding a bike meet on the Saturday, a social event with drinks, food and skittles Saturday evening and overnight camping onsite Saturday evening with breakfast on Sunday morning before the AGM.

You can camp with a tent, camper van or caravan for free. So why not come for the whole weekend? If you want to camp, please let us know by clicking on the button below.

Click on the button below to download a timetable for the weekend.

For those who don’t like camping, there are plenty of hotels in the area. The Reading South Premier Inn is only two minutes away.

Lunchtime Bike Meet – April 2022

Our Lunchtime Bike Meet in October was a very popular so we have decided to do it again. It’s a great opportunity to meet other riders, see their bikes and have lunch and a drink together as we start the new riding season. All motorcycles and riders welcome.

See here for details of the venue.

See here for photos of our Lunchtime Bike Meet in October 2021.

New Branch Committee

At the Annual General Meeting of the Branch held on the 10 February 2022 three new members were elected to the Branch committee, including a new Chairman, Bob Cromwell. The existing committee members were all re-elected but with some role changes. See here for details of the new committee.

Branch History Updated

An early Branch meeting circa 1980

An up to date document giving a detailed account of the history of the Berkshire Branch of the TOMCC is now available. A history of the Branch was produced in 2007 which told the story from the founding of the Reading Branch in 1961 up to 2007. This has now been updated to bring it right up to the end of 2021. See here for more details.

COVID-19 – Current status

The BCSA is now open and we are currently meeting every Thursday from 8.00 pm – 10.30pm at the BCSA. Wearing of masks is at the discretion of the individual, there is no longer a requirement to wear one.

Rides are being being organised most weeks. If you a Branch member you can ask to join either our Facebook or Whatsapp Group where the latest details of our runs are agreed. Send a message via the Contact Us form on this site if you want to join.

Annual General Meeting 2022

The 2022 Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on:

Thursday 10 February 2022 8.30pm

It will be held at the BCSA as part of our weekly club night. The AGM will start at 8.30pm. All Branch members are welcome to come to the meeting where we review the last year, present the accounts, elect a new committee and discuss plans for the coming year. Branch members can vote, ask questions of the current committee, put forward propositions and join in the discussion. This is an opportunity for all Branch members to have a say in the plans for the Branch during the next year.

People standing for the committee must be full members of the Branch and must be nominated by two other full members at any of the Thursday club nights leading up to the AGM on the nomination sheet that is on the notice board by the bar.

See the following links for more information.

AGM Venue

Minutes of the 2021 AGM

Current Committee Members

Committee Roles

Bring & Buy Sale

The branch will be hosting a bring & buy sale at the BCSA on Thursday 13 January 2022 from 8:00pm to around 10.00pm

This is the ideal opportunity for you to have a clearout of all those motorcycle related items in your garage that you no longer need and make a little pocket money at the same time!

Plus, you might also pick up the odd item from another member which you will find useful!

Just turn up with your stuff and lay it out on table in the bar and see if anyone wants to buy it.

Wander round and look at what else is on offer .

Remember, one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure.

Food, drink and endless chat about motorbikes on offer as on all other Thursday club nights.

Some photos below of the last bring & buy sale we held at the beginning of 2020.