About Us

The North West VMCC meets twice per month (second Wednesday and last Monday of the month) at the Barons Club, Mart Lane, Burscough, L40 0SD

We currently have over 17,000 members and the number is rising. We are UK based but have members all over the world along with affiliated clubs in lots of countries.  We have over 80 Sections located all over the UK and as a member you are entitled to visit/attend any one of them as long as you can produce a current membership card.  As a member you can also enter any events held by and of the Sections throughout the country and abroad.

We also have overseas representatives who can advise you on events throughout the world.  At our Headquarters, Allen House we have a library holding all the records from the Science Museum containing all the factory production records from British motor cycle manufacturers along with a host of information and data on the British motor cycle industry. The library is staffed full time and we can help with vehicle registration and specification details for many models.  The library can be visited five days a week, where the ever helpful staff can assist you.

We undertake a variety of runs, rallies, shows, trials and many other disciplines.  We can also offer good insurance discounts, help and advice from various Marque specialists and a host of other information to assist you with that restoration. We have an online shop where you can search for that elusive part and as a member you will also receive a monthly journal keeping you updated on the happenings within the club and has interesting/useful articles, hints and tips and machines/spares for sale.

You do not need to own a motor cycle to be a member, just have an interest. Membership of the club is open to all members of the family, so come along and meet us, try the club out, and make up your own mind.  You will get a warm welcome and hopefully want to be part of it and join our friendly bunch.

The North West Section of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club has been running for over 50 years. We were one of the first sections formed within the VMCC. We do runs, rallies, displays and we meet twice per month in The Baron’s Club, Burscough. We have 40-60 members who attend most meetings, and the Christmas Hot Pot Supper and Awards Evening has been increased to 100 places due to the popularity of the event.

I (Alex Graham) have been the North West Chairman since 2000, and I have been the North West Area representative in the past, but I am no longer able to do this job due to other commitments. However, I still have close working relationship with all the other North West sections, which includes the Lakes, Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales, Manchester and the Isle of Man. Again I have also been on the National Management Committee, but unfortunately am no longer involved due to the other commitment as mentioned previously. Ken Jones is our Section Secretary, who deals with general day-to-day enquiries and problems and can usually supply information relevant to our section.

Our season starts in January with the Farmers Arms, Parbold, and continues through the year with a variety of shows, events and runs, culminating in the annual Boxing Day meet on top of Parbold Hill. We warmly welcome new members, and you don’t have to own an event eligible bike to be a member, even if you don’t own a bike at all, you are more than welcome to come. Any make of motorcycle, from any country, over 25 years old, as of 1st January is eligible to be used in VMCC events. Even if you just have an interest, or an appreciation of two wheels (or three if sidecars are your thing!), you are welcome to join in.

In 2010 we welcomed 28 members from Western Australia, who had completed a month long tour of the UK which included the TT, Banbury, Scarborough, and a host of other events all on pre-1930 bikes. We are always planning ahead our Australian friends have been back to the UK on a number of occasions, although they now attend the Classic TT and continue the tour of various UK vintage & classic bike events.

I (Alex Graham) have also been made an Honorary member of the Western Australia Heritage motorcycle club for assisting the Aussies when they come to the UK and helping their new club get affiliation to the UK VMCC. I am also overseas VMCC Representative and Honorary member of the VMCC Blackpool Section, awarded for services to them!

So why not come along and meet us!

 

I (Alex Graham) am the good looking one on the left!!