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London – Brighton Veteran Car Run (LBVCR)

13th March 2019

I am pleased to inform Club members that the following arrangement has been agreed with the RAC and VCC of GB (London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Steering Group). Following the successful trial in 2018, future London to Brighton Veteran Car Runs (LBVCR) will include Class 1 pre 1905 Motor Cycles, ... Read the full article

The Gatwick Speed Trials 1931 – 1939

6th March 2019

The author of this book, Bill Haylor, who worked at Gatwick during WWII has carefully recorded the history of the motorcycle speed trials held over the timed quarter mile at The Gatwick Horse Racing Course on land owned by John de Gatwick before WWII changed the nature of the site ... Read the full article

1932 Douglas A32

25th February 2019

Long time club member Neville Lewis is seeking a copy of a makers instruction / workshop manual for his recently acquired Douglas A32. If you can help with one which can be copied please contact Neville via this website's contact page.

80th Pioneer Run

13th February 2019

For all enthusiasts who would like to plan their day following the 80th Pioneer Run's progress on 24 March 2019 programs are available from club president Ian McGill from 20 February 2019 at a cost of £5 inclusive of UK postage This advert is downloadable from the Pioneer Run entry on ... Read the full article

Dorset / Hampshire group

27th January 2019

Martin Goodman is keen to organise club / group activities for SMCC members living in Dorset, Hampshire and surrounding areas at a venue yet to be decided. He hopes the group will enjoy regular club nights with speakers, technical evenings and social activities. Looking ahead Martin would like the new ... Read the full article

9 th Ixion Calvalcade

6th January 2019

Canon Basil Davies BA was the vicar of St Barnabas Church, Bexhill-on-Sea from 1926 until 1940. However he was better known to every motorcycle enthusiast for more than half a century as Ixion, the renown and respected columnist of the Blue-Un (The Motor Cycle). A prolific writer Canon Davies also ... Read the full article

Have a go trials day

7th November 2018

New event: Trials secretary Neil Sinclair is currently arranging a trials practice / have a go day scheduled for 20 October 2019. Ideal not only for the seasoned rider but also the lapsed enthusiast or those who want to have their first wobble in the mud. All classes of machines ... Read the full article

2019 Pioneer Run

1st October 2018

        The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club Ltd PIONEER RUN®  PRESS RELEASE New Route for the 80th Pioneer Run® for Veteran Motorcycles The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club founded in 1924 inaugurated the First Pioneer Run® to Brighton in 1930. The Run has been repeated every year since, except ... Read the full article

Shropshire Mid-Week Break, 13 – 17 May 2019

20th September 2018

Regulations and entry forms for the 2019 Shropshire Mid-Week Break, a closed to club members only event, are now available for download from this website or direct from the Secretary of the Meeting. To download visit the calendar or contact Judith Coote at <jacoote58@gmail.com> Entry closing date is 28 February ... Read the full article

Welsh Week, 22 – 29 June 2019

20th September 2018

Events secretary Baz Staple writes: As regular entrants to this long standing event know John Appleton and Colin Bentham are standing down after many years of superbly satisfying the entrants' needs. Aberystwyth has been the traditional base for the Welsh Week since 1984, but since the University could no longer accommodate us ... Read the full article