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It all started back in September 1985, I had just reached my 40th birthday. I had always ridden British bikes and knew there were quite a few British bike owners in the Furness area. With the idea of forming a club for the owners and anybody who had an interest in British motorcycles, I decided to test the water. An advert was put in the Advertiser, a local free paper, it read:
"Anybody interested in forming a club for British Motorcycles to meet at the Harbour Hotel in Barrow at 7.30 on October 28th 1985"
On the ride there I was quite nervous about it and wondered if I had done the right thing and would anyone show up, I arrived on my BSA 250 Starfire to find about 35 people in the car park on all types and sizes of British motorcycles, they must have thought why is that Starfire owner grinning so much. We went on to form a small committee that night consisting of Keith Robinson, Tony Gee, Bob Hall, Peter Clark, and myself as secretary. It was on the second meeting in November that the club was named and here we are now over 35 years later, I would like to give a big thank you to everyone that’s been a part of the club for the past 35 years.
The key to the club's activities is informality and friendship. We are united by the Club's stated aim, i.e. A love and appreciation of The Magnificent British Motorcycle (with all their faults). Our secondary aim is the responsible enjoyment of motor cycling, without detriment either to the environment or to any other person. You don't necessarily have to ride a British Motor Cycle. You will always be made most welcome on Club runs no matter what your mount. You will never be pressurised to take part in any Club activity if it is not your wish. to do so. Come along and join us. At the very least you will enjoy a pleasant evening at the Leisure Centre amongst people with similar interests to yourself. You may even find the machine of your dreams and recover your lost youth. You will enjoy idyllic summer evenings pottering round the lesser known lanes and lakes. You will be contributing to local community charities whilst pursuing your hobby and helping to preserve the iconic British Motor Cycle. Anybody with even a passing interest in British Motor Cycles is invited to join the Club. You don't even need to own a motorcycle at all, you will be made most welcome. The annual cost of membership is a very modest £6.00. (£3.00 per annum for members under eighteen, and £9.00 for husband and wife) There are no joining or administrative charges and there are no hidden extras.
Over the past twenty years the Club has raised well over £30,000 for local charities. The Great North Air Ambulance, The child development centre at FGH, Jo's appeal,and other local causes.