The Vintage Motor Cycle Club

The Vintage Motor Cycle Club, with over 14,000 Members, united by a common appreciation of the engineering skills and vision of those who built the pioneer machines, has ensured that such machines are not preserved as lifeless exhibits in a museum, but are brought to life on frequent occasions in order that a new generation can marvel at the handiwork of the pioneers, and an older generation can once again view with nostalgia the machines they rode in days gone by.


In accordance with government guidelines, and to preserve the wellbeing of our staff, VMCC Head Quarters has closed. We will hopefully reopen on the 14th April, unless otherwise instructed. The staff will be working from home and will have access to their e-mails, your patience and understanding is appreciated at this difficult.

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Banbury Run

Due to the rapidly changing Coronavirus situation and restrictions on large gatherings the VMCC Banbury Run has been moved to a new date on Sunday 16th August. This will be the 72nd running of the world’s largest gathering of pre-1931 veteran and vintage motorcycles.

All other details remain as originally planned and existing entrants will be contacted individually; there is now plenty of time to enter for those that have no already done so. This new date of course is still subject to the how the pandemic will develop and any new or revised Government guidance on social contact and travel.

Our sincere thanks go to the British Motor Museum at Gaydon for their invaluable help in finding a new date and with luck we shall still be treated to seeing up to 500 veteran and vintage machines ride out from the British Motor Museum on a circular route of country roads passing through Banbury.

The VMCC management and board will continue to monitor the situation and will issue further updates as required

For further information please contact:


17th March 2020

The UK’s largest club for pre 1995 classic motorcycles have just issued the following guidance to members, section officials and staff
Due to the ongoing risks and uncertainty with the current coronavirus outbreak the VMCC’s opinion is that local sections should cancel or postpone any organised meetings or runs which require individuals to gather in close proximity to each other in enclosed premises.
Social runs which are predominately outdoors and with minimal close contact between people should be low risk therefore can continue at section secretaries’ discretion and taking notice of any government advice.
As far as the major events run by the VMCC such as the Banbury Run in May and Festival of 1000 bikes in July are concerned, the VMCC Board are waiting for guidance from the ACU and Motorsport UK before taking a decision. The first of the new VMCC Rider Experience Days on April 4th at Curborough will be cancelled, hopefully September’s event on the 5th at the same circuit will continue.
In addition, the Library and Office at Allen House are closed to visitors until further notice, all other support and services are operating normally at the moment. If you have any questions on this please contact the General Manager preferably by email.
The VMCC management and board will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their members and staff.
For further information please contact:
Patrick Bramman