VMCC Scottish Sections
The Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC) is a national club founded in 1946 to cater for members interested in motorcycles built prior to December 1930. Over the years the club has grown to around 17 000 members and now caters for motorcycles, outfits and three wheelers dating from the earliest pioneer days up to ‘modern’ 25 year old classics. The VMCC is divided into sections, mostly geographical but with some special interest sections. More details about the VMCC can be found on their web site www.vmcc.net
In Scotland there are currently six sections, these are:
- Auld Reekie Edinburgh Section
- Central Scottish Section
- Clyde Valley Section
- Highland Section
- North East Scottish
- Stirling Castle Section
Venues and dates for section meetings can be found on the VMCC web site. In addition, two sections have their own web sites covering local activities, these are:
Dates for 2017
Stirling Castle and Clyde Valley Section
|21st May 2017||Scottish Tiddler’s Tootle||
Start venue – Tullibardine Distillery, Balckford, Perthshire. PH4 1QG
First bike away 10-45
Lunch at Crieff Visitor’s Centre
Route approx. 40 miles in total, not on A9 at any point .
Open to all motorcycles, outfits & 3-wheelers under 250cc and over 25 years old
Contact Jim Leddy email – firstname.lastname@example.org or Don Riley Tel 01698 854390
Stirling Castle Section
|5th August 2017||S&T Regularity Run||
S&T Regularity Run (Saturday) – starting from Cultybraggan Camp – near Comrie , Perth and Kinross.
.A test of skill to suit all classes of motorcycles, outfits and 3-wheelers over 25 years old.
Contact Dougie Cowie email – email@example.com Tel 01764 653474
|6th August 2017||
S & T Social run
A social run on the Sunday following the S&T
Venue Cultybraggan Camp near Comrie, Perth and Kinross
Contact Douglas Cowie (Event Secretary) 01764 653474 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Most sections have a full calendar of meetings, often with a guest speaker, organised runs for eligible bikes, and barbecues. Please contact Section Secretaries if you want a copy of their calendar. Information on what is taking place is exchanged between local sections and published on the VMCC web site. In addition to the local events, there are several major events held throughout the year that attract entrants from all parts of the UK (and occasionally overseas), currently these include:
The S&T, organised by Stirling Castle Section, is held on the first Saturday in August and is a regularity run with long and short routes and a selection of average speed schedules to suit machines and riders of all abilities. Entrants must navigate a pre-determined road course whilst maintaining their chosen average speed. Marks are deducted for early or late arrival at the various checkpoints located around the course. Awards for the best performance in various categories are made at the evening get together where a buffet is also provided. The weekend’s activities are rounded off with a social run to a local place of interest on the Sunday.
The Scottish National
The Scottish National regularity run is organised by Central Scottish Section on the second Saturday in August, with a social run on the Sunday, and follows a similar format to the S&T. This enables entrants from all over the UK and further afield to compete in both events with a break in between to visit local attractions of their own choosing.
This event is jointly organised by Clyde Valley and Stirling Castle Sections in May and caters for machines over 25 years old and of 250cc and smaller capacity, which are less frequently seen on the roads due to their performance limitations.
Scottish Demob Run
The Demob run is held in May and caters for pre-1950 motorcycles. The concept is as per the days of demobilisation where anything on two or three wheels was put on the road to provide transport after the War. It is organised by Auld Reekie Edinburgh Section in mid-May and the venue changes every year to explore different parts of Scotland.
The Capital Café Run
The Capital Café Run is an Ace Café type evening event looking to attract bikes from the sixties and seventies but open to all bikes over 25 years of age. It is organised by Auld Reekie Edinburgh Section and is held in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh and there is an optional short run of 20 miles before a return to the Café.
The Scottish Gathering
The Scottish Gathering is the Club’s premier event for the earliest motorcycles made before 1931. It is an excellent opportunity to see bikes from the vintage era (1915-1930) and the veterans (pre-1915). It is run by Auld Reekie Edinburgh Section over a weekend in early September. The format is a short social run on the Saturday, an evening social and the main run of 70 plus miles takes place on the Sunday. Spectators are most welcome to attend.
Rock ‘n Roll and Sound of Singles Runs
Organised runs with a 50s – 60s era theme are Clyde Valley’s Rock ‘n Roll run intended to attract the machines that were common place in those days. Likewise, the Sound of Singles seeks to encourage riders with four-stroke single cylinder machines to give these a blast on the open road. However, both events are open to any VMCC eligible machines, single or multi-cylinder, so there is no excuse for not joining in the fun.
All of the above events are open to non-VMCC members on payment of a modest day membership fee. Better still, why not come along to your local section meeting and consider becoming a full member of the club.