National Motorcycle Museum Friends get a taste of exotica

After receiving an induction and off-road training, eight members of the National Motorcycle Museum’s Friends scheme experienced the delights of riding some of the most exotic machines from the museum’s collection, including a Brough Superior SS100 and a Norton Rotary F1, around the picturesque Warwickshire countryside on Saturday, March 25.

Members of the National Motorcycle Museum’s Friends scheme sample exotic machines including a Brough Superior SS100 on Saturday, March 25.

They were escorted by ex-police motorcyclists and IAM instructors as they rode via Henley in Arden and other local beauty spots.

The different ‘hire’ fees included insurance and lunch in the museum’s restaurant after the ride, and the next Classic Bike Tour day will be Saturday, June 17.


Over the weekend of April 1-2, no fewer than 100 museum Friends rode a diverse range of classic motorcycles from the NMM’s inventory, including a BSA Gold Star, Sunbeam Model 9, 650cc Ariel Cyclone and ex-WD 1940 Triumph, in the first ‘Ride a Classic’ sessions of 2017.

Two sessions, each for 25
pre-booked riders, took place each day to give everyone the chance to sample the 10 machines on offer.

The event cost fully paid-up Friends just an extra £10 for insurance, and the next ‘Ride a Classic’ day is Saturday, May 13.


If you wish to become a Friend of the National Motorcycle Museum and take advantage of events like these, membership costs £29.95 annually for adults (18 to 65), £27.45 for senior citizens, £19.95 for juniors and £49.95 for a family of two adults and two children.

To find out more, call the NMM on 01675 443311 or join online at , where a video of Friends’ events can also be viewed.

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