Berkshire Branch member Nicholas Ryan still rides the same Triumph T110 that he had as a teenager. Here he tells the story of how it was back then and how he restored it to how it is now.
“My T110 story starts 45 years ago and continues to the present day. In a way it is a reversal of roles – back then my bike was slightly old and decrepit and I was young, now it’s me who is slightly old and decrepit and the bike probably goes better than it ever did!”
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Have you ever wondered how our Branch got started? The TOMCC itself was founded by a group of enthusiastic Triumph owners in South London in 1949. As the club grew, new Branches were set up in different parts of the country, with the original Branch still today referred to as Mighty South London.
The first TOMCC Branch in Berkshire was the Reading Branch, founded 12 years later in 1961, and ran for 13 years before closing in 1974 with many of its members forming a new club, the Thameside Motorcycle Club, which no longer exists.
The current Berkshire Branch was started in 1979 by three members of the South London Branch who lived in Berkshire making enquires of other TOMCC members living in the Reading area. Following the TOMCC process for starting new Branches, they canvassed support from potential members and soon had enough expressions of interest to form a new Branch. The first meeting of the Berkshire Branch was held at the Queen Victoria pub on the A4 between Knowl Hill and Hare Hatch.
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This article is about the Berkshire Branch’s annual Old Motorcycle Gathering. A motorcycle show for a bygone era, open to all marques tax exempt historic vehicles and ridden in. The article first appeared in Nacelle, the Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club Magazine, in 2014.
The show is held in June at the BCSA, the venue we also use for Thursday evening clubnights.
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