About The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club


Founded in 1924, the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club remains one of the oldest clubs in the country and like so many good things, its beginnings were quite humble.

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The inaugural meeting of the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club was held on Monday 14th July 1924 at the London showrooms of John Marston Ltd in Holborn Viaduct. John Marston Ltd manufactured the Sunbeam motorcycles in their factory at Wolverhampton. The meeting was followed up a few days later on Sunday 27th July in Richmond Park with a small rally of enthusiasts. The photo above was taken at this event.

Though starting as a one make club, it became, in 1925, a club welcoming members with any make of machine and has remained so to this day. Today, we organise road riding and social events for all makes of motorcycles, with varying cut-off dates, the latest being to 31 December 1939. We also organise off-road trials for bikes, both modern and pre 1965.

We organise the premier event for pre 1915 motorcycles and three wheelers, the world famous Pioneer Run®

The Club is affiliated to the South Eastern Centre of the Auto Cycle Union external link indicator image and the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs external link indicator image

The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club Limited is a 'not for profit' organisation set up to further the activities of the Club. The Company shall make no distribution of surpluses to members, such surpluses being retained by the Company to further it's objects.