WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON.
Lots to do in the Summer riding season and we have just had a brilliant event (despite the awful weather forecast) at Gilly’s Classic Motorcycle Afternoon, at the Leyland Commercial Vehicle Museum in Lancashire.
The next main event to look forward to for us, will be the Isle of Man’s “Festival of Motorcycling”, bringing together The Classic TT Races, the Manx Grand Prix, the VMCC Rally and Festival of Jurby, the Manx Two Day Trial and the Classic Weekend Trial.
Once again John’s Motorcycle News will be sponsoring DB Racing.
Check out our articles about our good friend Dan Beighton and DB Racing, you will find them in our “News and Interest” section. If you will be over on the Island keep an eye out for Dan and give him a wave and a cheer as he races by.
2018 – BREAKING NEWS –
Endurance Legends 2018, hopefully dates will be confirmed in September.
Endurance Legends 2018 is now underway and provisionally scheduled for early May 2018 subject to contracts and international calendars, with the date expected to be confirmed on 1st September, so make a note in your diaries and keep tuned into the website and social media for updates!
CHARITY RUDGE RIDE
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, eat your hearts out – our Charlie Williams and Zach Burns have gone one better with their “LONG WAY UP 2017” Rudge Charity ride from Lands End to John O’Groats which they rode during 14th – 18th June 2017 on their trusty Rudge motorcycles. The lads had a very successful ride and Charlie told us it was a trip he could thoroughly recommend, in the process of which they raised well over their £5,000 target for their chosen Charities. So, well done lads and it was our absolute pleasure to have been able to help, we’ve added an update and some photos that Charlie sent us to the article.
Not sure of what Charlies “next Challenge” is likely to be, but whatever it is we will give it as much support as we can. You can check out the lads Rudge Ride in our Charity Work section.
Once again – well done lads…. and well done those Vintage Rudges !
Isle of Man TT
You will all, no doubt, have followed this fantastic event, in person, online and/or by watching ITV4’s excellent coverage, (whether it be live, recorded or on demand), thanks to Craig, Stavros, Steve and Cam. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t very kind to the riders (or spectators) this year, with delays and cancellations of races (and sailings), but spirits remained high throughout and the quality of racing was superb.
Our congratulations go to all the winners, indeed to all who took part, not forgetting all those people behind the scenes, pit crews, scrutineers, mechanics, organisers and Marshals, without whom this fantastic road race would not be possible, indeed to anyone actively involved. In addition our sincere thanks go to the medical teams, all of the emergency services, the transportation service providers, but mainly to the people of the Isle of Man for their patience and co-operation in allowing their roads to be closed and suffering the inconvenience that this causes.
At a time of fantastic achievement, podium places and celebration we must never forget those who have passed on doing what they dearly love, riding the famous TT course, and so we all pass on our sincere condolences to the families of those who have sadly lost their lives in pursuit of their dream.
The Island will be able to get back to normal for a brief spell, before preparing, once again, for the other event of the year, the Festival of Motorcycling, Classic TT and Manx GP in late August, something that we look forward to each and every year, when we get to see and stay our wonderful Manx family once again.
OF RECENT INTEREST – Mortons Strive to get more people “On 2 Wheels”
Then take a look at a new title on the market from our friends at Mortons, with the specific aim of encouraging beginners and new riders.
“On2Wheels” is a free pick-up newspaper that brings together all the information and advice needed for those starting out. Features in the debut issue include advice on moving through the licence categories, improving riding skills, saving money and buying the right kit.
The inspiration was to do exactly what it says on the cover… get more people on two wheels, whether it’s scooters or motorcycles. You could be starting out for the first time, a former rider looking to get back on the road or someone wanting to take steps towards a full A licence. On2Wheels is also supported by a website www.o2w.co.uk (or just click on the logo) that includes a function to read the latest printed issue, along with a presence on various social media channels. What a brilliant idea !
ABOUT US :-
John Abram and Michael W George have been active members of the VMCC (Vintage Motor Cycle Club) for many years now, both own several motorcycles and have a common interest in all things “motorcycle related” for bikes of all ages (not just solely those over 25 years of age).
They regularly attend, often organise, and help support motorcycle events, displaying race bikes and supporting charities and good causes. In doing so they meet some very hard working and interesting people and many well-known celebrities on the way to boot!
Over the last few years they found that there was a great need for regular information and news with the ever expanding interest in motorcycles, both Classic and Modern, and the related products and services required to keep them well maintained and safe. There is also a need for a novice (and even a hardened veteran) to know where they can obtain certain parts or services from a trusted recommended source.
To go some way towards satisfying these needs John developed a system of communication by text and emails sending them to those people who expressed an interest in becoming involved and Michael wrote and submitted many articles and photographs onto their local VMCC website and published several within the VMCC’s International monthly journals. They also actively support trusted traders and suppliers of whom they had dealt with, or had first hand knowledge of, and all of this has become extremely successful and popular, supported by many well-known celebrities and businesses.
John has a regular slot on BBC Radio Lancashire, on John Gilmore’s (Gilly) show to chat about all things motorcycle related and motorcycle events and Michael has also joined him as a guest speaker. This soon developed into many organised and extremely well attended “live” outside broadcasts at a variety of interesting venues.
With an ever increasing number of interested parties and demand, not only from fellow VMCC members, but also from non members, traders, friends and colleagues it seemed only natural to consider creating an informative website of their own.
Their aim was to produce a website of interest, of events and news and of reference, the “Ultimate Motorcyclists Directory” but they could never have envisaged just how successful it would become. Within months of launch the site became International with thousands of visits per week!
John and Michael sincerely hope that you find this website creative, interesting and informative and they wish you all safe and happy motorcycling.