NEC Classic Motor Show

The TOMCC (Meriden Branch) will have a stand at this show. There is an potential opportunity for Branch members to exhibit their bikes on this stand. Branch Members can also get a £4 discount on normal entry tickets if they want to attend.

More details on the NEC website here

Any Branch Members who want to exhibit their bike or get the discount when attending, please contact here.

Annual General Meeting 2021

The 2021 Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on:

Thursday 28 October 2021

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 AGM would normally have been held in February, but was delayed due to the Covid restrictions.

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 will be available.

This is an opportunity for all Branch members to have a say in the plans for the Branch during the next year.

See the following links for more information.

AGM venue

Minutes from the 2020 AGM

Details of the current committee

Nacelle Report – Sept 2021

Don’t believe a word!  Weather forecasters warned of torrential rain for our Old Motorcycle Gathering on the 24 July. Fortunately, lots of people ignored them, so we had a good turnout for our first real show for two years and it barely rained at all.  It was good to be back!!! With a beautiful collection of bikes, a bar, hot food and good turnout of fellow bikers, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

A Limited Edition Silver Jubilee Bonneville at the Old Motorcycle Gathering

Congratulations to the prize winners which were:  Best Triumph: 1970 Trident; Best British: a BSA Twin; Best Foreign: a Suzuki TR750 XR11 race bike; and Best in Show: a 1951 Ariel.  The Steve Butcher memorial prize for Best Branch Member’s bike went to the first Thruxton produced in 1965. It was signed by Ray Knight, who used to race it, and has been fully restored by Berkshire Branch member Greg, who rode it to the show.

The first ever Triumph Thruxton at the Old Motorcycle Gathering

We’ve gone on rides to the Haven Café near Salisbury and the Court Hill Centre near Wantage.

Thursday nights are back to normal. Drinks can be ordered from the bar. There is outside seating and on sunny evenings, expect to see people by the bikes outside, chatting together with a beer in hand.

Our last ride of the month was to Sammy Millers Motorcycle Museum near New Milton. This has a fantastic collection of around 450 immaculate bikes, from the very first in the 19th Century to the present day. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at them all.

Keep on rolling! 

Ton-Up Ted

COVID-19 – Current status

We are now back to normal.

The BCSA is now open and we are currently meeting every Thursday from 8.00 pm – 10.30pm at the BCSA.

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.

Motorcycle Megameet 2021

The Popham Motorcycle Megameet 2021 will be at Popham Airfield on Sunday 8 August 2021 between 10:00am and 4:00pm. The Berkshire TOMCC Branch will have a stand in the centre circle. Come along and support your club! There will be an ideal chance to meet other members while attending one of the biggest motorcycle shows in the area.

Popham Airfield , Coxford Down, SO21 3BD Winchester.

Below are some photos of the Branch stand at Popham in previous years.

For more details of the Megameet and Popham Airfield, see here.

Nacelle Report – August 2021

Should we stay or should we go? Last month we announced our Old Motorcycle Gathering, expecting the Covid rules to be relaxed in time, but we have since had to delay it to 24 July.

Our first ride of the month was to Horsham, where we discovered the Torque Moto Café, which was full of car driving petrol heads, but very welcoming to bikers as well.

Enjoying refreshments at the Torque Moto Cafe

For our next ride, we stopped at a tea room in Thrupp before heading on to the wonderfully named Blaze Inn Saddles, finally getting ice-creams at Lechlade on the way home.

Rain stopped play the following Sunday, but we took advantage of a dry Wednesday to have a mid-week ride. On the last Sunday of June, we shrugged off wet weather warnings and had a dry ride, stopping at a garden centre in Bampton for a late breakfast.

Taking a mid-ride break at Bampton Garden Centre

We have re-developed our Branch website, keeping the same name as before, but with a new look and structure that will be easier to update. We’re posting news and photos of our activities there, so have a look at www.berkshiretomcc.org.uk. We have also re-launched our Facebook page, which is www.facebook.com/berkshiretomcc, so please follow us there. Ride-outs are still organized via dedicated Facebook or Whatsapp groups, so remember to ask to join one of them if you want to join our rides.

Remember we have weekly club nights on Thursdays where we get together, have a few drinks and talk about bikes.

Keep on rolling! 

Ton-Up Ted

The Old Motorcycle Gathering 2021

The Old Motorcycle Gathering, our show for old bikes, is going ahead on Saturday 24 July 2021  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 1981. 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.

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

There is no entry charge.

Click here to see what the Old Motorcycle Gathering was like in previous years or read this article from Nacelle Magazine about our show.

My T110 Story

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!”

The Triumph T110 as it was then

To read Part 1 of My T110 Story – Back in the Day – click the button below


The T110 as it is now with its proud owner

To read Part 2 of My T110 Story – The Renaissance – click the button below