Museum Friends Classic Bike Tours
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 “Classic Bike Tours”.
Sunday 19/04/15 saw Museum Friends scheme members having the opportunity to ride some of the most exciting and valuable classic motorcycles from the Museum’s inventory in our inaugural Museum “Classic Bike Tour”.
Those taking part received an induction and “off road” training before being escorted by ex-police motorcyclists around the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Riding via Henley in Arden in the morning and Stratford upon Avon in the afternoon, five riders enjoyed various exotic machinery including a Brough Superior SS100, Vincent Black Shadow and a BSA Rocket Goldstar! Each class of machine attracts a different “hire” fee which includes insurance cover and lunch in the Museum restaurant.
Friend of the Museum Mrs Tracey Messer (pictured riding the ex-George Formby 1947 Norton International) commented: I had always wanted to have a go on British bikes & I’ve always loved Norton’s. I ride a Suzuki Gladius 650cc normally but it’s incredible to be able to have a go on something as valuable as this”.
The Museum will be offering up to four of these exciting days to Museum friend’s scheme members every year with full details being made available via their quarterly newsletter.
How to become a Friend of The National Motorcycle Museum