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Events 2019



Les Newman Run



Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, and Sunday 5th May

.The Event is a two day Social Run open to members of the MSC&R and VMCC with motorcycles, three wheelers and combination motorcycles made/registered before 1/1/1940. Day membership of either club is available.
The event is based in the car park at the rear of the Blacksmiths Shop (DG16 5EA) by kind permission of Gretna Green Ltd. A café and shops are within the site. There is a shopping mall nearby with High Street presence. Closing date for entries is Monday 29th April 2019.

The main run will take place on Saturday am and pm, with a lunch stop at Newcastleton (pubs, cafes available). The route will be about 70 miles on quiet roads and lanes in north Cumbria and the Borderlands. Petrol is available at Cross Ways service station in Gretna, and at Langholm on Saturday afternoon. It is hoped to have a breakdown van (courtesy Neil Cowan).

There will be a short run on Sunday morning to the Devil’s Porridge Museum at Eastriggs near Annan . The route will be about 20 miles.

There will be a dinner and social gathering for entrants at the Gretna Hall Hotel on Saturday evening. Entrants will be sent further details by the end of March.

Gretna Hall Hotel (¼ mile away) is offering us a preferential rate at at £70 per room per night (£60 single occupancy) including breakfast. This rate is available for rooms booked up to 31/3/2019, and subject to a £30 deposit. Bookings should be made direct to the Hotel. Ring 01461 338257, ask for Christie (Hall manager) and quote code: 04018.

There are numerous other small hotels in Gretna and Gretna Green. For further information check the website or contact Geoff Brazendale (see below).

•       2 miles west
Braids Caravan Park, Annan Rd, Gretna DG16 5DQ
Tel 01461 337409. Email

•       3 miles south
Metal Bridge Inn & Caravan Park, Blackford, Carlisle CA6 4HG.

Tel 01228 672492 (Steve). Email Alternatively, B & B is available here at £40 per night.


ENTRY FEE                                              £10 per vehicle

Pay either through the MSC&R shop or by cheque payable to MSC&R posted to Geoff Brazendale, 1 Stainton Road, Etterby, CARLISLE CA3 9QT.

Details of the dinner (approximately £20 per head), which will need to be booked in advance with the Hotel, will be circulated to entrants in late March.

For further information, please ring Geoff Brazendale on 01228 549445
or email any of the following:
-Nick Shelley
-Raymond Albeson
-Dave Moffat


Les Newman Run 25th-26th May


Les Newman’s TT practice route around the Wilshire downs has given us a great
day out for the past five years, but has always felt as though it’s over too quickly,
so this year we have decided to make a few changes. The run will still start and
finish at Prebendal farm and cover virtually the whole of Les Newman’s route but
will be around 80 miles long and take in some great roads and scenery south of
Marlborough and along the vale of Pewsey as well. There will be a pub stop around
halfway in addition to the usual stop at ‘the Crown’ at Aldbourne just before the
11.00 Start, Route card or guided ride with Light refreshments available at the
farm before and after.
There will also be a social run starting at 1300 on Saturday 25th from Prebendal
farm for those who would like to make a weekend of it. The route will run through
the ‘Vail of the White Horse’ And will include the UK’s original Iron Age white horse
at Uffington Castle. Again Route cards available or ‘follow me’
On Saturday evening there will be a meal at one of the local pubs. Lifts to and
from the pub will be available should you not wish to ride.
There is no charge for this event but any donation to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance
would be gratefully accepted
If you require accommodation and would like some help please get it touch soonish
as the local inns and pubs with rooms are busy being a bank holiday weekend. May
I recommend the newly renovated accommodation at the Royal Oak at Bishopstone
as favourite with great food and beer. The White Horse at Woolstone is a close
second although 3 miles from Bishopstone.
Camping/ Camper van area also available (please enquire)

For further info please contact Huw on 07979250930 and do leave a message if I don’t answer as I can't al-
ways get to my mobile ‘phone.


9th June 2019 – The Bamburgh Run, Northumberland.

The Bamburgh Run will be held on Sunday June 9, 2019, starting and finishing at Etal Village Hall, Northumberland.

There will be two quiet routes on good roads with great views - the short route at around 60 miles or so and the long at a little over 80 miles are both suitable for the earliest of machines.

The entry Fee, £14 for rider and £10 for passenger, includes a commemorative programme, arrival refreshments, tea stop refreshments and a light lunch at the end – no one goes hungry. This year we are pleased to say, all female riders and those riders and passengers under the age of 21 get free entry.

There is plenty of good accommodation and things to do in the immediate area for those that wish to stay over for a few days. And/or, contact Elspeth, Tourist Manager for Ford and Etal Estates, on 01890 820 338. Organiser: Mike Coxon or 07919 666 818

Entry Forms: Click Here a new tab or window will open

THE 2019 ANNUAL RALLY (Friday 28th June -Sunday 30th)

Our annual gathering and Club Dinner, Friday 28th JUNE to Sunday 30th June at Old Wulfrunians’ Club, Castlecroft Rd., Castlecroft, Wolverhampton WV3 8NA

Organiser Trevor Davies

THEME : My New Sunbeam

The following is the provisional timetable
12.00 Noon – onwards         Welcome to Entrants
6 00pm – 10.00pm                Bar Open
7.00pm -    8.30pm                Curry Supper (Veggie available)
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8.00am – 9.30am                  Breakfast for Campers & Others
11.00am – 1.00pm                Ride Out (35/40 miles) 
12.00 Noon – 4.00pm           Bar Open & Snacks Available
2.00pm – 3.00pm                  Concours Judging – M/Cycles & Bicycles                  
2.00pm – 4.00pm                  Technical Forum  
4.15pm – 4.45pm                  Concours Prize Presentation
4.45pm -----                            Club AGM
6.30pm – onwards    Bar Open & Evening Meal (7.00pm onwards)

Consideration is also being biven to a couple more activities     The ‘Beamskill Competition (ie Slow riding around obstacles etc.) The ‘Rolling Spareswap’, using the Marquee as the venue where members can bring things to ‘trade’.                                                 

   (Principal Guest :TBA
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SUNDAY 30th June
8.00am – 9.30am                  Breakfast for Campers & Others 
10.30am –12.30pm              Ride Out (approx. 40 miles incl. Sunbeamland)       
12.00 Noon – 2.00pm           Snacks Available & Bar Open
2.30pm – onwards                Chats & Cheerios. Here’s to next year!!


You can enter via the shop where meals and camping can be ordered if required. MSC&R shop



THE TESTERS RUN 17th & 18th August 2019

The Wolverhampton motorcycle manufacturers Sunbeam and AJS each had a team of Testers. In the 1920’s and early 1930’s these Testers had various routes over which they tested the Companies motorcycles; the longest of these routes was from Wolverhampton to Dinas Mawddwy in Mid-Wales and back for Sporting machines. As a tribute to these motor cycling pioneers we follow, as near as modern roads will allow, the original route on motorcycles of the period.

The run will start from the HS Marston Aerospace factory at Wobaston Road, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, WV10 6QJ PROMPTLY at 11.00am on Saturday 17th August 2019.

For further details and a copy of the entry form, please click here.


The Vintage Motor Cycle Club, Auld Reekie Edinburgh  Section 7-8 September 2019

The Scottish Veteran and Vintage Gathering, 7-8 September 2019. Starting and finishing at Peebles in the Scottish Borders.
A non-competitive social run for motorcycles and three wheelers constructed before 1.1.1931. The entry fee is £4.00 for VMCC members and a choice of two menus will be available at the lunch stop. Day membership of the VMCC will be available to non-members.
 Classes: 1.  Veteran manufactured before 1.1.1915
               2.  Vintage manufactured between 1915 and 1930

Route: The route will be approx 75 miles starting from the town of Peebles and touring the Scottish Borders countryside.

Venue: The Gathering will start and finish in the Rosetta Holiday Park, Rosetta Road, Peebles, EH45 8PG.

Entries: To Run Secretary , Ralph White, 102 Broomhall Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7PP. All cheques should be made payable to the “Auld Reekie Edinburgh Section, VMCC”. Closing date for inclusion in the programme will be 24 August 2019. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the organisers. Entrants must be VMCC members or take out day membership (cost met by the VMCC) and their machine must be road legal.

Timing: Assemble from 9.00am onwards and the first machine will depart at 10.30am. The rest will be recommended to follow, singly or in pairs, at approximately one minute intervals to space out the field for safety purposes. There will be a half way halt for lunch at the Woll Restaurant, Ashford Golf Club, New Woll Estate, Selkirk TD7 4PE.

Parking: Safe parking and toilet facilities are available at the starting point.

Sweeper Vehicle: A sweeper vehicle will be provided and will follow the last entrants as they leave the start.

Awards: There will be an award for the best Sunbeam motorcycle taking part in the Gathering and a special award for achievement in keeping the spirit of riding veteran and vintage motorcycles alive and kicking (the 1907 Shaw Cup).

Evening Social and Saturday Run:  For those making a weekend visit there will be a social run (25-30 miles) on the Saturday 7 September meeting at 1.00pm in the Rosetta Holiday Park, Peebles, up to 250cc machines that are VMCC eligible are also welcome. On the Saturday evening, entrants and followers are welcome to come to an informal get together in the Park’s, on-site, Hayloft Bar and Restaurant from 7.30pm.

Accommodation: The Rosetta Holiday Park is contactable on 01721 720770 or . There is also the Crossburn Caravan Site nearby on 01721 720501 or .The Visit Scotland tourism website is

For these details and a copy of the Entry Form please click here


Dee Valley Detour

September (date t.b.c)

Organiser Paul Knight

Tel 01606 882005




East Anglia Section Meetings

Sunbeam Shop

The East Anglia Section of the Marston Sunbeam Club will be meeting on the first Saturday of the month at The Vine   Vine St, Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex CM7 4SR. Start Time 11am.




First Saturday in the Month




 Southern Region Section Meeting


Sourthern Region

The Southern Region of the Marston Sunbeam Club and Register and friends will usually take place on the last Thursday every quarter at the Fox and Castle from noon onwards Another excellent opportunity to have a midweek day out and enjoy Sunbeam and vintage bike chat. Bring a bike if you can so we can do some tyre kicking. The venue is THE FOX AND CASTLE IN OLD WINDSOR. Address is 21 Burfield Road, SL4 2RB tel 01 753 832408. See also


Thursday 28th March 2019

Thursday 27th June 2019

Thursday 26th September 2019

Friday 27th December 2019

The June and September meetings usually have a "ride out" included.


The West Midlands Group

The West Midlands Group is now meeting at the Royal Oak, 70 Compton Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 9PH. Compton Road is one of the major roads out of Wolverhampton , going west.


The Royal Oak is a very motorcycle-friendly pub – there’s even some Sunbeam pictures on the walls - and on the 24th June they are hosting a Motorcycle Day. The beer is very good and the staff were very keen to have us there when we met at the Sunbeam Ale re-launch event at the brewery.

We meet on the third Thursday of alternate months. The meeting is very informal, and you can arrive any time between 7p.m and 9p.m. Everyone within reach of Wolverhampton, and beyond, is very welcome.


17th Jan,

14th March,

16th May,

18th July,

19th Sept,

21st Nov.


The Welsh Group

Peter Giles has now moved to Wales and has set up a new Welsh Group, so if you are in that neck of the woods why not pop along. The event is held at The Green Inn, Llangedwyn SY10 9JW. Starting at 12 noon on the third Saturday of the month

East Anglia Section




Sunbeam Owners Fellowship

Are you interested in the later Sunbeams and the events that the Fellowship club runs

Click on the photo to see their events.

Sunbeam S8








Edinburgh Section,

Auld Reekie

7th -8th September 2019


The Testers Run

17th & 18th August 2019


Dee Valley Detour

September (Date t..b.c)


The Annual Rally

28th to 30th June 2019


VMCC Banbury Run

16 June 2019


The Bamburgh Run

June 9th 2019


The Les Newman Run

 25th-26th May 2019


The Gretna Weekend

3rd-5th May 2019


The Kintyre Run


Club Stands at Events


Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show

Sat 2nd-Sun3rd Feb 2019


Stafford Show

27th -28th April, 2019


Southern Motorcycle Show, Kempton Park

18th May 2019



Regular Meets

East Anglian Section

East Anglian Meet

The Vine,
Vine St, Great Bardfield


 Southern Region

IN OLD WINDSOR 21 Burfield Road, SL4 2RB


West Midlands Group

Royal Oak, 70 Compton Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 9PH



Welsh Group

The Green Inn
Llangedwyn , SY10 9JW



 Sunbeam Fellowship

Click the photo to see the Fellowship's diary

Sunbeam FellowshipClub



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