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Sussex British Motorcycle Owners Club

Company Message


THE SUSSEX BRITISH MOTORCYCLE OWNERS CLUB was formed in May 1986 to cater for anyone owning or having an interest in British motorcycles and meets every Monday evening, except Bank Holidays, from 8pm to 10pm at the Clymping Village Hall on the A259 (50 yards from the Ford road roundabout). 

As part of the Clymping Sports and Social Club we enjoy use of the Village Hall facilities including the bar and a large car park with hard standing for motorcycles. In an effort to accommodate the wishes of our 120 strong membership and apart from the very sociable Monday meetings we undertake a variety of activities which include the following.

For those who enjoy riding their motorcycles we have a regular Friday run,  usually around fifty or so miles around the local lanes,  before adjourning to one of the many hostelries that welcome us. If you wish to ride further afield we make every effort to do so and in 2018 we will be traveling to Wales and Northern France. Should you like to combine riding with showing your machine we regularly attend many of the popular shows, far too many to mention, but you will find the details on our website calendar.

Social events always prove popular so we endeavour to run, quiz,  skittles, and annual rock and roll nights and a Club dinner, such events enabling partners to become involved.  The Club has for several years raised funds in support of a local children’s charity and continues to do so again this year. You will find the details of the charity elsewhere within this website.

Should you be interested in joining the Club please come along any Monday and introduce yourself. We are a friendly bunch so visitors are always welcome and if you like what you see then perhaps you’ll join us. Membership costs £20 which includes your first year subscription of £15.

Bernard  Richardson   CLUB CHAIRMAN 
01243 824508                                                                bernardrichardson45@gmail.  com                                              
Malcolm Walter    SOCIAL SECRETARY       01243 820534                                           
George  Short     
SECRETARY       07900465517                



Bernie Bulletin

Bernie is now at home and can now see visitors one or two people at a time. If you wish to visit please ring Irene on 824508 to arrange.

Friday Run 




(Weather permitting)

For Friday Run reports click on the blue area surrounding the title heading MORE and scroll down to the appropriate page.



Your Engineerium entries please by 1st April for inclusion in the programme. You will be able to register on the day.


The Haynes Museum trip has been postponed

until the autumn.

Interested in attending the Capel Show?

Registration is available from the Show website

ETHANOL FREE FUEL NOW AVAILABLE IN SHOREHAM WEST SUSSEX.  For full details please refer to the article in Technical Information.





Sun 25th          South of England Classic Motorcycle Show - South of England Showground Ardingly RH17 6TL

30th-2nd          Horsham Piazza Italia, Horsham Easter Festival

APRIL              It's That Time of Year again to Pay your Club subscription

2nd                  Ashford Classic (pre-1990) Motorcycle Show & Bike Jumble, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0HB

1st                    Amberley Museum Vintage Car Show, Amberley, West Sussex.


7th                   Isle of Wight Vintage & Classic Bike Show.

Sun 22nd        Engineerium Run, ( SBMOC/ROTARY CLUB jointly organised event. Open to all )

Sat 21-22nd      The Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show, Staffordshire County

                          Showground, ST18 0BD

Sat 28th           VMCC Spring auto-jumble, The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet,

                         Somerset. BA4 6QN.  Start 9.30am

Sun 29th          Brooklands 'Velocities' Motorcycle Day.  Test hill in action.


Sun 6th             Ixion Motorcycle Cavalcade, Bexhill, organized by the Sunbeam Motorcycle club

Sun 6th            Sammy Miller Museum auto-jumble. See Sammy Miller web site for more info of this and other 

                         SM events.

12-13th             Donnington Park Classic 4hr Endurance Legends Weekend.

                          for more details.

12-13th             Horsham English Festival.   (The English bike ride in is on Sunday 13th departing at 10.45 but pre registration on the day is required.)

13th                  Ride of the Ruperts  10.00am The Milk Churn Rudgwick RH12 3DH (search Ride of the Ruperts for further details)

Sun 6th             Goodwood breakfast club meeting. Theme tbc.  Provisional date

Sun 6th             Amberley Museum Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Show, Amberley, West Sussex

12th                   Brooklands 1940s Relived. Enactment groups, displays, period motor vehicles & vintage stalls.  Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN.   

Sat 19-20th       Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling auto-jumble. East of England Showgrounds, Peterborough, PE2 6HE  

13th                   Amberley Museum Commercial Vehicles Day.

19-20th             Amberley Museum ' home front' event.

Sat 19th            Kempton Park Southern Classic Motorcycle Show & Jumble.  Staines Road East,

                           Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5QA     

Sun 20th           Romney Marsh Classic Bike Jumble, Marsh Road, Hamstreet, Nr Ashford, Kent, TN26 2JD