Vincent Owners’ Club and Tramway Village plan second annual Classic Motorcycle Day

Following the success of last year’s pioneering event, the Crich Tramway Village-based National Tramway Museum, in conjunction with members of the Vincent Owners’ Club, will be running a second Classic Motorcycle Day at the scenic hilltop venue on Sunday, July 1.

A charitable organisation with an army of volunteers, the museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the humble tram, and the Vincent Owners’ Club is the perfect partner in putting on such a show, where old machines can be parked in period settings to bring on a feast of nostalgia.

In sunny weather, more than 1500 visitors attended last year’s event, when more than 300 classic motorcycles were on display.

Crich might be a long way from Hammersmith, Brentford or Twickenham, but a ride on an open-top tram has a magic of its own as a London United Electric Tramways car rumbles past a row of bikes at last year’s Classic Motorcycle Day.

With sponsorship from local skip and grab-hire firm Derwent Waste Management, free entry will be offered to all classic motorcycle exhibitors, and there will be prizes for the best British motorcycle and best international motorcycle decided by a judge, and best in show decided by public vote.

Everyone will have full access to the museum, with a shop, cafe and Red Lion pub, and food will be served until 5pm. Unlimited tram rides are also on the menu.

Admission costs £17 adults, £13 seniors, £10 children or £40 family ticket (two adults and three children). The prices include free return within 12 months subject to opening dates and Second World War events.

For motorcyclists arriving on modern bikes, there will be a reduced entry price of £10.50. Registration for the event is through www.tramway.co.uk, and there is a Facebook page with regular updates.

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