Welcome to the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club (SMCC) catering for veteran, vintage and classic motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world as well as competition trials riders from both classic and modern classes. With a continuous history extending back over 90 years the SMCC is one of the oldest motorcycling clubs in Great Britain.
Today the club organises the famous annual Pioneer Run from Epsom Downs to Brighton for motorcycles, tricycles, sidecar outfits and selected quadricycles manufactured before the close of the 1914 season. Our many other events include the long established annual Graham Walker Run celebrating the motorcycling life of works racer, IoM TT winner and one time editor of the weekly Motor Cycling magazine, better known to many as the ‘Green Un,’ while long time Motor Cycle columnist and pundit Ixion, aka Canon Basil Davies’ life is also remembered with the Ixion Cavalacade based at Bexhill on Sea where he was the Parish Priest at St Barnabas 1926 – 1940.
Within the following pages you will find details of our trials events including the Greybeards, Gingerbeards and Gordon Jackson off-road competitions, a good selection of events catering for enthusiasts of the various classes of pre 1940 motorcycles from across the world, plus club nights, the Pioneer Register, the bi-monthly SMCC Club News and the Pinhard Prize.read on
Welcome to the SMCC’s new website. This is the club members’ website and we look forward to adding your photographs of runs, club night activities ...
From 20 May 2018 most vehicles over 40 years old (on a rolling basis) will no longer be required to undergo an annual MoT test ...