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DATE 15/03/16

One of the most important aspects of the National Motorcycle Museum friend’s scheme is giving its members the chance to take part in some unique activities that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Some of this unique content includes the museum’s “ride a classic” days.

NMM Friend’s “Ride a Classic Day”.

Saturday 12/03/16 saw no less than fifty museum friend’s scheme members having the opportunity to ride some of the most exciting and valuable classic motorcycles from the museum’s inventory during our inaugural “ride a classic” day.

The day was split into two with twenty five friends pre-booked onto either a morning or afternoon session which gave everyone the chance to sample all of the twelve machines on offer over a two and half hour period.

Those taking part received an induction and individual training from museum staff on the more “challenging” veteran bikes before riding a set “off road” course within the museum grounds.

Museum friends were treated to a host of exotic machinery including a Brough Superior SS100, Vincent Black Shadow, BSA Rocket Goldstar, Velocette Venom, Norton Rotary F1 and even a 1914 belt drive New Comet!

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Pic:  Museum Friends Ride A Classic Day-Miss April Shakespeare on the Vincent Black Shadow

 James Hewing, museum director at the NMM stated: “It was a brilliant day for everyone involved and it was wonderful to see how delighted our friend’s scheme members were in having the chance to ride the bikes of their dreams”.

In addition to their annual membership fee the day cost museum friend’s just £5.00 per rider to help cover insurance costs. The National Motorcycle Museum plans to offer another two of these exciting days to museum friend’s scheme members this year given the fact that this one sold out within five days of it being announced!

Other friend’s riding activities already announced for 2016 include three “classic bike tours” dates on 03/04/16, 18/06/16 & 24/09/16. Riders will receive an induction and “off road” training before being escorted by ex-police motorcyclists around the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. The machinery on offer varies from a BSA C15 to a Brough Superior SS100.

Each class of machine attracts a different “hire” fee which includes insurance costs and lunch in the museum restaurant.

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How to become a Friend of The National Motorcycle Museum-

Access to the above plus many other exclusive events & benefits for an annual subscription of-

Adults 18-65 £29.95

Senior Citizens 65+ £27.45

Junior 0-18 £19.95

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £49.95

By Phone: Call the National Motorcycle Museum on (01675) 443311

Online: Join On-line

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