The vintage Motor Cycle Club - VMCC

British Historic Racing

VMCC Ltd

Phone: +44(0)1283 540 557

Email: [email protected]

image by Lee Hollick

Taking Part

Becoming a Competitor

If you’ve never raced before or with BHR here are a few simple steps to get you in the right direction:

  1. To race with our club you need to be a member of the VMCC LTD, click this link to obtain membership www.vmcc.net or you can ring them direct on 01283 540557
  2. We Do accept entries from classic club riders but please state this on your entry form as you will not be eligiable for points in our championships
  3. You need to have a road race licence with the ACU. You can ring them for more information on 01788566400 or click the following link for a licence registration form www.acu.org.uk/organiser/license-forms.aspx3.
  4. Fill out eligibility form for your machine- see eligibility section for all downloadable forms

All our machine specifications are on this site and we encourage you to register to our forum where you can speak with committee members as well as other competitors for advice. Click forum off the home page and your username must be your first and last name (not a nickname that isn't identifiable to you)

Look forward to new faces to our friendly club

For all eligibility information please contact Adam Pope

Phone: 07966 261674

Email: [email protected]

Below are both sidecar and solo eligibility forms to download, complete and send to Adam Pope


Eligibility - Methods of Establishment

The new registration forms are now done, sidecars are split into 3 groups, pre 59s, pre 72s including cycle cars and Morgans, and B.E.A.R.S. (This makes things easier for people to decipher as the forms include all the relevant eligibility notes for that particular class and makes things easier for BHR paperwork wise.)

Ideally one of the eligibility team will inspect and photograph each machine at a race meeting, preferably as it comes through scrutineering. This is to ensure that to obtain a registration certificate they intention is to attend and participate in a BHR meetings. It makes it easier for BHR as we get consistency in the photos which we take digitally. The machine can then be signed off there and then.We then aim to send out the registration card within 2 weeks of the machine being inspected and photographed.

The intention is to prioritise all machines that so far have no eligibility/registration paperwork with BHR, then move on to machines already registered so we can re photograph and issue new registration certificates and check that nothing has changed since they were last inspected.

By the end of this season the intention is to have all machines that race with BHR issued with new Registration certificates. As from 2019 season we are proposing that all machine registration certificates must be presenting along with the scrutineering card at scrutineering.It would also be a good idea to include on the card the RPM required for that machine at noise testing as this would save the noise testers time working it out.

(We are creating a new numbering system, to prevent confusion, but note that all existing registration numbers will remain in use with existing machines until they have a new number and registration card issued and then their old number will be deleted.)

There is a new and dedicated e-mail for BHR eligibility so please feel free to pass this on to whoever. (Please use this only for eligibility matters.)

[email protected]

Become a Member of the BHR Marshal Team

Marshal Team

Have you ever wondered how to become a marshal and what is involved? Marshal’s duties are always varied and interesting and after a period of training are very rewarding. BHR are also happy to welcome experienced marshals who have a day or weekend free. If you have never marshalled before, well this is how you can go about it.

There are no specific requirements expected from you except common sense and the love of motorcycles. You can contact us on any of the contact details and say you would like to get involved, we will send you out two tickets to the meeting(s) you would like to attend so you can bring a partner, family member or friend with you to either spectate or marshal with you.

Once you arrive at the circuit you will be expected to sign on with the Chief Marshal (Lucien Burkhardt) who will talk with you to establish what experience if any you have and what you would like to do be it being a flag marshal or incident marshal. They will kit you out with some orange overalls, if you haven’t already got any of your own and introduce you to the Sector Marshal who will be with for the day and he/she will pair you up with an experienced “Buddy”. This Buddy will show you what to do and answer any questions you may have.

We don’t expect you to commit to every meeting, and as the club travel to various circuits across the country we appreciate that not everyone’s finances, work or family commitments permit this. You may only be able to do one or two meetings that is absolutely fine, all motorcycle racing clubs appreciate anyone giving up their free time to support them

Once out on track your Sector Marshal and Buddy will go through all aspects of what to do and what not to do, don’t expect to learn everything all at once, this all comes with time and experience.

There are free marshal training days held across the country which are normally held before each race season starts. Dates are normally advertised by the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) see link, but this does not prevent you from marshalling beforehand so don’t think you can’t marshal because you haven’t attended one.

The list below is a guideline to what you need to bring with you

  • A pair of Orange Overalls (can be obtained on the day)
  • Waterproof Coat and Trousers
  • Sturdy waterproof Boots (not wellingtons or trainers)
  • Warm Jumper
  • Flask and food to have throughout the day
  • Sunhat/sun cream/lip balm
  • Gloves (work wear type)
  • Change of clothes (for wearing on way home after wet weather)

Unfortunately, we cannot predict what the weather will be and you will be out on track for approx. eight hours a day so you do need to be prepared for everything, from wind, rain, snow and nice when we get sun, but even that can be uncomfortable so ensure you have plenty of fluids with you

What do you get from giving up your time, well you get an excellent view of the action, hopefully a feeling of enjoyment, the chance to meet others, make friends and share your experiences and £10 a day as a token of our appreciation for your time and hopefully you will come again.

So take that first step, come along and join us and if you don’t like being track side we do have off track duties you can get involved with (machine or clothing scruitineering, noise testing, or being an official of the meeting). Most of these duties do involved training, but contact us and have a chat we would love to hear from you.

To get in touch with us about this please email [email protected] and we will be happy to answer any further questions you have or sign you up in advance so you can receive tickets for the fixture you intend on helping out at

Hope to see you

BHR

Bullet to Borrow

Does this Bullet have your name on it?

Not to rent... Not to hire... To borrow! (Deposit required)


If you would like to have ago but haven’t got a machine ready for use why not borrow the bullet. For more information please email [email protected]

The Idea

We started racing with BHR in 2011 on a 1957 BSA A10 outfit. It came to our attention that many people wanted to race but either couldn’t afford the time, financial commitment or didn’t know how to prepare a race bike.

We thought we would do that for them.

We are not made of money so we knew that this had to be on a budget, showing what can be done with limited time and cash. We enjoy being part of BHR; it is a friendly club and we would like others to have a similar experience.

The choice of an Indian Royal Enfield was very deliberate as it makes it affordable and accessible whilst also giving a genuine vintage bike experience.

Interested? find out more.... NEW Bullet to Borrow Brochure

Registered Address

Allen House, Wetmore Road,

Burton upon Trent,

Staffordshire, DE14 1TR