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National Club Branch Meeting Places

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If you are a non-member (potential member) or a national member of the BSAOC it often pays to visit your local branch. There you will find people enthusiastic about your favourite brand of motorbike, BSA. They will be able to impart local knowledge, and as many types and style of BSA, will be owned by various branch members, there will be a great deal of knowledge there. Help may be available with that elusive bit of information you can't find anywhere else. Also, as most branches meet in a local pub there will be a good social atmosphere. You will be able to find out when they are going on runs and attending local events so you don't have to ride your BSA alone.

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BIRMINGHAM Phil Bull HQ: Bluebell Inn, Earlswood, Solihull, Birmingham (2nd Sundays monthly,12pm)
BEDS, BUCKS &
NORTHANTS
Trevor Collier HQ: The Globe, Long Street, Hanslope, Bucks. (Second Wednesday - monthly).
CORNWALL Brin Camps HQ: Blue Anchor, Fraddon, Cornwall, (1st Thursday) and,Sawles Arms,
Carthew, nr. St.Austell, Cornwall (3rd Thursday)
CLEVELAND & N.YORKS Gerry Beer HQ: The Blacksmiths Arms, Preston le Skerne, nr. Newton Aycliffe. (Every Wednesday from 8 p.m.) See also calendar below.
EAST LONDON Sheila Martin HQ: Shackleton Scouts Hall, Morden Rd Chadwell Heath, Romford (Fridays at 8.30pm)
EAST MIDLANDS Malcolm Burley HQ: The Talbot, Lutterworth Road, Gillmorton Leicestershire. (Mondays 8pm)
EAST SUSSEX Bob Wilkinson HQ: The Kings Head, Horsebridge Nr. Hailsham (2nd and 4th Wed 7:30pm)

FENLAND Trevor Bullen HQ: The White Swan, Elsworth Road, Conington, Cambs. (Tues 8pm)
HAMPSHIRE Mike Hutchings HQ: The Bold Forrester, Soberton Heath, nr Wickham. (1st & 3rd Thursdays)
ISLE OF WIGHT Charlie Rackett HQ: The Dairymans Daughter, Arreton. (2nd Monday 8pm)
KENT John Michael HQ: Cock Inn (2nd and 4th Thursday) at the Cock Inn Luddesdown. (1st & 3rd Thursday) at The Red Lion Herne Hill. Get there for around 20.00.

MANCHESTER Ray Greenhalgh HQ: Urmston Social Club, Old Crofts Bank Road, Urmston, Manchester (Wed 8:30pm)
NENE AND WELLAND Lindsey Cates HQ: Tallington Lakes, Barholm Rd, Tallington, Nr Stamford. PE9 4RJ (2nd & 4th Tuesdays 8pm)
NORFOLK Sue Monk HQ: The Kings Head, Blofield, Norfolk (1st & 3rd Tuesdays)
NORTH EAST Ian Mc Gregor HQ: Melton Constable, Seaton Sluice (1st + 3rd Thurs 8:45pm)

NORTH NOTTS Geoff Homer HQ: The Elm Tree, Scarcliffe, Nr. Bolsover. (Every Tuesday)
NORTH STAFFS Colin Podmore

HQ: The Worston Mill, Worston Lane, Great Bridgford ST18 9QA. (1st Tue, 3rd Thurs each Month)

SOUTH DERBYSHIRE Ray Burgess-Lowe  HQ: The White Hart, Aston on Trent (Wednesdays 8pm)
SOUTH LONDON Dave Jempson HQ: REG Woolmer Hall 20th Mitcham Scout Group HQ, Robinhood Close, MITCHAM,
Surrey, Nearest post code CR4 1JN. (Every Wednesday 7-45)
SOUTH WEST WALES Richie Williams HQ: The Pant Glas Complex Llanfynydd, 4 miles off A40 from Dryslwyn X-roads. (2nd and 4th Thursday)
SOUTH CHESHIRE Matthew Hill HQ: The Whipping Stocks Inn, A50 between Knutsford and Holmes Chapel. (2nd Tuesday & last Thursday)
ST. ALBANS Graham Kingstone HQ: The Engineer Public House, St Johns Rd, Harpenden. (2nd + 4th Monday)
SUFFOLK ESSEX BORDERS John Walker HQ: The Live and Let Live, Millers Lane, Colchester. (2nd Monday 8:00pm)
THAMES VALLEY Ian Shilling HQ: The Lord Derby, one roundabout away from J5 of the M3 towards Odiham. (4th Monday 8pm) The Foresters Arms, Jenkins Hill on A30 London Road, Bagshot. (2nd Monday 8pm)
WARRINGTON Phil Harper HQ: The Antrobus Arms, Antrobus (A559), Nr Warrington. (Every Thursday 8pm)
WILTSHIRE Graham Jackson HQ: South Cerney Angling Club, off Spine Road, Sth Cerney (2nd Tuesday from 8 pm) and
The Duke at Hillmarton between Lyneham and Calne (4th Tuesday)
WYRE FOREST Ross Webb HQ: Blount Arms Near Cleobury Mortimer. (First Tuesdays 9pm
WEST YORKSHIRE Ian Watson HQ: Shoulder of Mutton, Methley Road, Castleford. (Thursdays 8:30pm)


Groups of BSA Owners who have regular meetings but are not yet full branches of the club.



BRISTOL Nick Crook HQ: The Butchers Arms, Bath Road, Longwell Green. (2nd Tuesdays 8.30)
DORSET
Dave Lancaster
HQ: The White Hart, Corn Market, Wimbourne.(1st & 3rd Thurs)
PLYMOUTH & DISTRICT John Deacon HQ: The Cornwall's Gate, Mormandy Way, Plymouth. (2nd & 4th Wednesday)


Branch Profiles


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CLEVELAND AND NORTH YORKSHIRE BRANCH

Meeting Place The Blacksmiths Arms, Preston le Skerne
When? Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. onwards
Activities? Technical Talks, Video & Film Shows, Road Safety Seminars First Aid Demos, Visit other Branches, Bring & Buy Swap meetings, Hints & Tips, Annual Dinner & Awards

What Else?
Club Runs, Our own Branch Camp weekend, Support a Local Charity Attend other camps, National Gatherings & Meetings, International Rallies, National Club Dinner & Dance.Promote the Preservation, Maintenance and use of BSA motorcycles by actively encouraging owners to ride them whenever possible. Attend Teesside Classic Bike Show and other Events in the area.

What can you do?
Come along to our meeting any Wednesday evening or contact us on
steve.sandsdavies@tiscali.co.uk


Cleveland & N. Yorks Branch Forthcoming Events

Venue: The Blacksmiths Arms, Preston Lane , Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe

[Head north from Darlington on A167, through Aycliffe village, turn right at Gretna Green Inn for ½ mile. Pub on left between railway and motorway

Forthcoming Event Details to be Confirmed

For further details come to The Blacksmiths Arms on Wednesdays after 8.pm. or contact us at steve.sandsdavies@tiscali.co.uk
Times of the above may change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances - so check before travelling!

The Cleveland & N. Yorks Branch was formed in 1980 with a few BSA enthusiasts meeting together to talk and maintain their machines. They decided to form a local branch within the National BSA Owner's Club framework. Meeting places have been in various locations within the area; the branch now meets at ‘The Blacksmiths Arms’. Currently membership stands at around 25 with about 12-16 regular attendees each week at the weekly Wednesday 8 p.m. meetings. A branch diary of events is drawn up during the winter months - on the first Wednesday of the month there is a short meeting to record and plan the
monthly events, another meeting is usually a 'natter night' and the other meetings set aside for technical talks, games, quizzes, road safety, camping tips, touring planning and anything to do with enjoying your BSA. In the summer months rides out to various venues within our area are arranged on some Wednesday evenings together with weekend activities such as autojumbles, National Club camping weekends, other classic events in the neighbourhood, International Rallies and visiting places for a day out or the weekend. Our annual branch camp has always been well supported by other branches and national members and gives everyone the chance to meet up and see our area of England. Members of the branch are a source of unlimited BSA information; there are members who are skilful at machining, metallurgy, welding, brazing, paint finishing, speedo fettling, spoking wheels etc. all of whom will share and help others in the branch. In fact, if they can't fix it between them, they will put you in touch with a man who can!
A branch newsletter is produced monthly detailing forthcoming events, there are 'T' shirts, sweaters and bike stickers with a branch logo and a branch flag to fly at events. The positions of chairman, treasurer and secretary are currently held by held by Steve, Nigel & John respectively. The branch supports a local charity raising funds throughout the year with various events and sponsorship. An annual branch Christmas meal and awards night is held, with trophies awarded to winners of various categories - but no long speeches are allowed! Are you interested? If so, come along on a Wednesday night - everyone welcome. Or contact :- steve.sandsdavies@tiscali.co.uk


WILTSHIRE BRANCH

Wiltshire Branch website

SECRETARY: MR. Graham Jackson

The Wiltshire Branch can be found in the South Cerney Angling Club, off Spine Road Sth Cerney on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 8 p.m. On the rare occasions that there is a fifth Tuesday in a month there is a meeting then as well. The Wiltshire Branch Of the BSAOC, which is actively involved with the National Club, owes its origins to the now defunct but legendary Cricklade Branch. The spirit of the early days still lives on with a number of the original members still regularly attending. In fact the Branch chairman's membership number is only in double figures. The Branch is constantly looking to expand its membership which currently stands at 35 and our youngest member who is 14 is a keen C15 riding, (off road) regular. And it is rumoured that the master of all things singular Rupert Ratio is known to put in an appearance if you can spot him.

Branch activities include:

BSAOC Club stand at the Bristol Classic Bike Show

Branch stand at the Cricklade Show

Meet, greet and Barbecue at Peter Hammonds motorcycles Cirencester .

Visiting specialist representatives.

Club runs in the local area Club runs to the John Bull etc.

BSA surgery during branch meetings (bring a part or even an engine)

The branch Christmas meal.


KENT BRANCH

The branch was formed around 1975 when a few enthusiasts got together and as one Mike Diprose was a student at Canterbury University the first meetings were held there until eventually a move was made to the Duke of Kent public house on the A299 London Road and then subsequently to its present location at the Four Horseshoes. Graveney, where the meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays in each month. During 1997 it was thought an additional club night should be held at the Rochester. Queen, Cuxton on the 2nd Thursday in each month during the summer period, so as to attract membership from those living on the west side of the county. This having proved, to some extent successful, meetings are now being held throughout the year at this venue. Until after refurbishment this venue proved unsuitable for our needs, so we now meet at The Cock Inn Luddesdown. In the early days to encourage attendance at club nights a shield was presented by the founder member of the branch, Alan Crithoff in memory of his father. This shield is still awarded annually at the AGM in April to the member who has given the greatest attendance at all club events/runs etc. The branch logo is the prancing white horse of Kent surmounted by a circle for which a die has been made enabling members to have their tee shirts and jumpers etc printed with this emblem. The branch maintains strong links with the National Club and is currently fortunate to have as one of its members Peter Twyman our International Secretary and his good lady Theresa. The committee of the branch are elected annually i.e.; Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Runs Officer and Regalia Officer. Kent has 84 National members living within its boundary of which 58 are members of the branch, for which the annual fee is currently £4. The youngest member is 16 years of age and is restoring a Bantam and our oldest being several all nearing their sell by dates (70 years). Branch Activities include: Club run to support the finish of the Pioneer Run Brighton. Bucket and Spade run in aid of the Ramsgate Motor Museum. Club run weekend to the Motoreorishme Veteranen Rally Oostende. Belgium. BSA International Rallies Branch stands at: Detling Transport & Country Festival Wings and Things Woodchurch BMF Show Paddock Wood European Classic Bike Show Chatham (winner’s best stand last three years) Annual Dance Annual Christmas Dinner. And we support other B.S.A events around the country with our very own Camping Section. If you’re interested in joining us don’t be shy get in touch!

Secretary: Shaun Gibbons


SOUTH CHESHIRE BRANCH

We meet at The Whipping Stocks Inn, situated on the A50 between Knutsford and Holmes Chapel, on the last Thursday of each month. Details can be obtained from Andrew (01625 265185) or Les (01606 557008) . Contact can also be made by e-mail southcheshire.bsaoc@ukonline.co.uk Our website link is www.geocities.com/southcheshirebsaoc


NORFOLK BRANCH

The Norfolk branch of the BSAOC has been in existence for over 20 years, with several original members being still attending & organising events. Our membership has grown steadily over the past few months with the increasing interest in Classic Motorcycles in general. We meet on the 1st. & 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Kings Head PH at Blofield Nr. Norwich, where new friends and old acquaintances are always made welcome. You will find the Kings Head at the junction of The Street and Yarmouth Road, about 1 mile from the A47 roundabout - signposted Blofield. For more details e-mail stan@norfolkbeezas.co.uk or visit our website at www.norfolkbeezas.co.uk


BIRMINGHAM BRANCH

The Birmingham Branch of the BSA owner’s club was re-formed by Wayne Pinnegar in the winter of 1999. The original Birmingham Branch, however, was started around 1956/57 by Tom Adams and Ron Quinney with help from Aston Autos, a main BSA dealer in the city and BSA rep. Dennis Mills. Meetings were held in various public houses around Birmingham and sometimes in the ATC hut on the BSA sports field used by the club for motorcycle events. This section of the BSAOC continued into the 1980’s after which it disbanded.

Meetings are held twice monthly at the Blue Bell Cider House, Warings Green Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull, West Midlands, B94 6BP near Cheswick Green and Earlswood. The venue is a biker friendly house run by a BSA owner currently restoring a 1953 Plunger A10 and was originally part of a farm converted to brew and sell cider and ale in the early 1800’s to navvies constructing the Stratford on Avon canal.

Between October and March inclusive, we meet on the 2nd. and last Sundays in the month from midday onwards. Meetings from April to September are held on the 2nd. Sunday at midday and the last Monday at 7pm each month. The meetings are always casual, informal affairs, attracting on average, 15 to 20 members. An AGM is held at the end of the year with more formality where previous and future agenda’s are discussed.

The aims and policies of the Birmingham Branch are simple and straightforward.

We like to ride and talk about our BSA’s. There is also a wealth of knowledge and experience within the section when it comes to maintaining and repairing the bikes. Club runs are held on a regular basis, both short and long distances. Invariably, Sunday meetings are preceded by a short breakfast run. Our annual camp is held at Craven Arms in Shropshire and some members also ride out to join in other BSA camping weekends throughout the year. We support the National Club and send delegates to member meetings and the AGM. The Birmingham Branch consists of around 42 members and we always have an open door policy to welcome either new members or national/branch members to our informal and fun atmosphere, which we hope will promote the continued use of probably ‘the most popular motorcycle in the world’ – namely BSA’s

Contact: Bsaocbimingham@aol.com

Diary of events:

Sunday 8th July 10.00am Tewksbury

Runs start from the Blue Bell inn unless stated otherwise.


HAMPSHIRE BRANCH

The Hampshire Branch of the BSA Owners club has thrived under the Secretariship of Jim Gurney for the last 12 years. Mike Hutchings has now taken over secretary duties. We meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month at The Bold Forrester, Soberton Heath (3 miles North of Wickham, near the A32, and 4 miles from the M27, J10). There are 60+ members at present and turnout is regularly 20 or more. People come from many miles around, with a real mix of ages, experience and gender (2 sorts). And the Gold Star Owners Club meet at the same place same time, so there are always plenty of nice bikes to view and smell as appropriate…..aaaaaah (Castrol) R (subject to weather naturally).

Probably the highlight of our calendar is the annual Camp, usually in early August, 4,5 and 6 August 2006. Camp features the renowned barbeque and runs out around the beautiful Hampshire countryside and perhaps the coast. Also in August we have a small contingent going to the 2006 International Rally in Massachusetts, USA. Anyone interested? The more the merrier, and numbers will help to keep the flight cost down.

Contact: Mike Hutchings hantsbsa@yahoo.co.uk

Website: http://uk.geocities.com/hantsbsa/