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New Website

5th February 2018

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 and other events along with brief reports and news stories where possible. If you notice any errors please e-mail appropriate corrections. While we have used copy ... Read the full article

No MOT for over forties

11th December 2017

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 in the UK, advises the DVSA. This brings the MoT test exemptions in line with those currently applied by DVLA for VED. Selected vehicles including ... Read the full article

Q plate registration marks

11th December 2017

Changes to the UK’s Q plate registration marks. The Q plate mark is awarded only to selected special built vehicles and those for whom their identity or date of manufacture is in doubt. With additional documentary evidence current registered keepers have been able to apply for Q plate replacement with ... Read the full article

Frank Dolman’s 59th Pioneer Run

11th December 2017

Cambridgeshire’s Frank Dolman will start his 59th Pioneer Run (an outright record) on 18 March 2018 riding the same 1912 348cc Ladies Model Douglas he’s ridden every year (excluding Run cancelations due to petrol crisis, foot and mouth disease or extreme freezing conditions) since his first Run aged 17 years. ... Read the full article

Pioneer Run

11th December 2017

Early starters of the 79th Pioneer Run will depart Epsom Downs for Brighton from 8am onwards on Sunday 18 March 2018 with first arrivals riding along Madeira Drive and the finish by 10.15am or just after. The oldest machines will be over 120 years of age and the youngsters a ... Read the full article

Motorcycling in the 50’s

16th August 2017

Nigel Winter has sent through an interesting account by his father of motorcycling in the 1950's and this link to his story contains many period photographs that will interest our club members and website readers.