Vintage experience

Nigel Clark
March 27, 2012
1926 Ariel Model D twin port 500cc

The first is Training Day South on Sunday, May 6, at Arborfield Barracks, near Reading, Berkshire, followed by Training Day Midlands on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4, at Curborough, Nr Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Owners of 1920s and 1930s hand change machines will be available to give instruction in the art of riding, for those willing to brave lever throttles and tank mounted gear sticks! Entry fee is just £37 and will give the opportunity of riding at least 10 different vintage machines. If you’ve never tackled a true vintage job, they are immense fun and regularly do the kneeslider brigade turn out to experience something completely different and enjoy a day’s fun.

With two training days the club is appealing for hand change veteran motorcycle owners to contact them if they can bring their machine along and help. Places are limited and the VMCC advise early booking as no entries are taken on the day due to the events being so oversubscribed. One day membership will be available for Non VMCC members at a cost of £3 which will allow them to enjoy the hoot that is vintage motorcycling. Entry forms are available from VMCC HQ on (01283) 540557 or email   

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