Classic Bike Racing has really taken off in recent years. Circuits around the UK hosts various events, and in Derbyshire are a couple of great circuits. There's Donnington and Darley Moor Racing tracks.

To visit the tracks on race days is an excellent way to get close to the action and to see what it's all about. Joining Racing Clubs is another interesting way to see the sport. Donnington and Darley Moor Race Tracks have their own website, detailing the racing calenders.

Another way to get started is to visit the Classic Motorcycle Racing Club website to see where and when their races are taking place. On their website is a detailed description about the club, the members and how to join and get involved. They have machines for sale as well as machines being sought after, Championships tables, race results and information. Membership costs range from £20.00 for UK non racing to £35.00 for UK membership. To read more visit the home of the, Classic Racing Motorcycle Club

Also visit Darley Moor Racing Circuit to read the race fixtures and show events happening throughout the year, Darley Moor Racing Circuit

If you aren't already a member of any Classic British Bike Club & you are interested in joining one, here are the details of a few clubs, which operate.

The BSAOC, South Derbyshire Branch.

Geoff Henchliffe

The Malt, 14 The Green, Aston on Trent, Derbyshire, DE72 2AA

Every Wednesday from 8pm

Or write to; BSA Owners Club, P.O. Box 27. Crewe. CW1 6GE.

Membership subsciptions;

Joining Fee £5.00, 1 year £18.00, 2 year £35.00.

BSA Bantam Club;

Bryan Price, Old Orchard House, Shepton Lane, Pickworth, Sleaford. Lincs. NG34 0TQ. 01529 497304.

Or email;

New Web-site, BSA Bantam Club Web-site. 

Triumph Owners Club

Membership secretary; Laurence Mee, 6 Bramley Walk, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9GB.

Membership Subscriptions; Triumph owners.

UK Residents 1 year £17.50, 5 year £82.50. Non-UK Residents £22.00, 5 year £107.50.

Magazine Subscriptions; non Triumph owners.

UK Residents £17.50, Non-UK Residents £22.00.

British Two Stroke Club,

Mr B. & Mrs M. Sleigh, 01526 345720.

Morecambe Classic Bike Club.

Morecambe Classic Bike Club meet at the Royal Navy Club in Heysham Road at 7.30pm every first Tuesday of every month. Anyone who is interested in any make, type or year of motorcycles is more than welcome to attend, also, you can contact John via his email address;,

or view their website at; Morecambe Classic Bike Club

or contact Ted Tandy on; 01524 851841 for membership details.

Peter Foster's Classic Bike Paintings Website.

This website provides top quality Classic Bike Paintings, these are available for purchase, so anyone who is looking for professional Classic Bike Paintings please visit; or email Peter direct;

Ayrshire Classic Motorcycle Club.

This club is open to anyone who shares a passion for Classic Motorcycles, you don't even need to currently own a motorcycle to become a member. The club has a fantastic websiteAyr Classic Motorcycle Club. which has a gallery of members bikes, club meetings & club events. The club membership is £12.00 per annum which is £1.00 per month, excellent value for a club like this.

Squires Cafe.

Squires Cafe located on Newthorpe Lane in Leeds, has an amazing following. I have read several reviews about the cafe, all are excellent. Squires Cafe has been a 'biker' friendly cafe for many years & has become more & more popular with biker's travelling to the Cafe from all parts of the UK. The Squires-Cafe website is very informative & enjoyable, galleries show how popular the Cafe is, with off road parking, Club events & auto-jumbles being held regularly throughout the year. On site camping is available with all facilities, wc, water, electric & shower block supplied at very reasonable prices. Check their website for details of events being held there or just take a ride out & visit them, you will receive a warm & friendly welcome from everyone there.

The Super Sausage Cafe.

An excellent cafe with an excellent website; The Super Sausage Cafe formally known as the 'Nelson Cafe', it has been on the site for over 60 years. Purchased by Gail & Chris in 2009, the cafe holds regular motorcycle meets as it's situated between Milton Keynes & Towcester, 10 minutes from the Silverstone Race Circuit. They have a secure helmet park for convenience located inside the cafe.

North Yorkshire Motor Museum.

The North Yorkshire Motor Museum is located at Roxby Garage, Pickering Road, Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire, YO18 4LH. I have visited this museum whilst on a short break & was very impressed with the number of Classic Cars & Motorcycles which are on display. Some of these vehicles will become available for purchase through their auctions which are held at various times throughout the year. The North Yorkshire Motor Museum can be contacted on 01751 474455, which is run by a family of enthusiasts for enthusiasts who also purchase your vehicles or put them through their auction.