The 37th Classic Motorcycle Run and Concours 2024

After a four year hiatus the Classic Motorcycle Run is back and will take place on

Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May 2024.

75 days to go!

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Registration is £11 when completed in advance, or £14 if registered on the day of the event.

Registration deadline is 28th April 2024.

We look forward to seeing you.


Our Classic Motorcycle Rally

 A great event for riders and spectators alike!

To be held on May Day Bank Holiday MONDAY 6th May starting in The Key car park at Elvetham Heath on the A323 Fleet to Hartley Wintney Road (postcode GU51 1HA).  The event normally attracts well over 200 entrants with bikes ranging from the early 1900's to the later classics, with condition varying from untouched original to gleaming concours restoration. Riders come from far and wide around the South East to take part, as it has become a well established event in the enthusiasts calendar.

So if you have been before but not for the last few years or a virgin in the classic bike world, come and join us for our 37th run from the car park around the Hampshire and Berkshire countryside and returning for the Concours in the afternoon.

The route will be the tried, tested and much loved route that we have all ridden on for many years, which if you have not been before uses good country roads, not one track lanes with loose gravel in the middle.

Get the bike out of the garage! Change the oil! Check the plugs! And give it a polish!, unless it is in wonderful "as original" condition, then please don't show it the polishing rag it will have a heart attack!

Polished or not polished you are all cordially invited to attend the 37th Classic Motorcycle Run and Concours of the Lions Club of Fleet. 

Riders arrive between 9:30am and 10:30am and enjoy a hearty breakfast made available by the Lions Club catering team and washed down with a Tea or Coffee served at half price if you bring your own re-usable cup. With the Run starting to leave at 11:00am.

Milling around having a chat and comparing notes, many riders and visitors meet up year after year at this event. We are always pleased to see old friends and old bikes.

    

You will certainly have a fascinating day, with some very rare and usual motorcycles and even one or two interesting riders! 

The Run will start at the The Key car park, Elvetham Heath, Fleet and after approximately one mile will follow the tried and tested marked route out to the Hampshire / Berkshire borders using good but not too busy roads. We return to Fleet on the second part of the run for judging the Concours, a good chat, the raffle and prize-giving of the Concours classes. 

BSA Norton  

ROAD RUN for 2024
Start and finish at - The Key car park, off A323 at Elvetham Heath, Fleet, Hampshire. GU51 1HA.
First Riders leave at 11:00 am. Please check in between 9:30 and 10:30am.
Road Run is approximately 46 miles. Route cards, numbers, and badges etc will be issued on registration at the start in the car park.
There will be no time checks or observed sections. Riders will be despatched at suitable intervals in order to avoid congestion.

The route is marked at junctions were a turn is required by arrows on the road signs. 

The Calleva Arms in Silchester have kindly agreed to host any riders who wish to stop there for any refreshments. The Calleva Arms is approximately half way round the route and has ample parking on the slip road to the front of the pub and also within the main car park at the rear. 

  

Please return to the start car park by 2:15pm. Concours Judging will start at 2:15pm (please note that lack of participation in the run will be taken into account). Trophies will be awarded at approximately 3:15pm.

All riders receive an enamel commemorative badge to add to their collection.

The rally is run as a fundraising event for local charities. It is for this reason that we ask for an entry fee to cover the event costs, although these are kept as low as possible, whilst passing the maximum to the charities. Your understanding, support and early entries are very much appreciated.

Machines must comply with all legal requirements while participating in the run.

Entry Classes

Class Year Award
Class A Up to 1949 Dave Kent Shield
Class B 1950 - 1959 Ken Heanes Shield
Class C 1960 - 1969 North Hants Tyres Shield
Class D 1970 - 1979 Jack Cooper Shield
Class E 1980 - 1995 Classic Super Bikes Shield

1st, 2nd and 3rd places in classes A - E receive a souvenir trophy

Also the following will be awarded

Cheney Racing Shield for Best Used Classic
Hart Motor Cycles Shield for Best Japanese Classic
**NEW** Kevin Williams Award for Best Motorcycle and Sidecar Combi


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Previous events

 May Bank Holiday 2018

What a fabulous day we all had in 2018 with over 230 amazing machines to be admired. Thanks for coming and allowing us to raise funds for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice and Fleet & Church Crookham First Responders.

Cheque presentation  Cheque presentation

See some photos from the day taken by Lion Paulo Silva.

In 2018 our well supported and successful annual Classic Bike Rally in its 35th year, welcomed approximately 230 classic bike enthusiasts with their very varied mounts from 50cc to 1,000cc. The predicted good weather helped our entry numbers so we thank you for your continued support and look forward to good weather this year and hope you will return again to our venue at Elvetham Heath, which is easy to find, towards Hartley Wintney, but still in Fleet on the A323.

Bikes ranging from the early 1900s to the later classics, with condition varying from untouched original to gleaming concours restoration, were viewed by around 350 members of the public who came to share the day with the riders.

The event is organised by Lions members and many enthusiastic supporters helping throughout the year and on the day to bring the event together, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their loyal support.

The monies raised was £2,200 going to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Fleet and Church Crookham Emergency Responders and Lions community funds, so we wish to thank all the enthusiasts, members of the public and sponsors of prizes for our raffle, who helped us raise this sum.

Over the past 35 years the event has raised over £67,000 for designated charities through your support. Thank you.


Previous event

New Imperial

New Imperial close-up

Seated on his New Imperial is enthusiast Andy Deane. The bike was built in Birmingham in 1917 and is still roadworthy today, ridden as long as it's not too hilly and the weather stays dry!

It features:

Video taken at the 2016 event


Video taken at the 2010 event


Video taken at the 2009 event


Our thanks to our main sponsors:
Classic Super BikesClassic Super Bikes http://www.classicsuperbikes.co.uk
Digitus printing Digitus Printing http://digitusprinting.co.uk

Business Meetings
8pm 2nd Wednesdays
The Grange, Woodland Rise, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 6QR

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