BRITAIN’S oldest motorcycle racing club hits the supercentenarian mark this weekend as the BMCRC turns 110 years old.
Back on Easter Monday, 20 April 1908, w Cook took victory aboard his NLG machine in the very first two-wheeled scrap around the original Broolands circuit in Weybridge.
BARC, which had been running the car meeting, was persuaded to add a bike race to its programme and a year later, on 19 April 1909, the British Motor Cycle Racing Club was officially formed.
And Bemsee bosses have been celebrating this weekend as they look back on a storied history, with more years to come.
“There have been a few small gaps in operations since and the club became incorporated as a limited company 1948,” they said. “Here we are well over a century later still enjoying the sport we all love.
“Our racing memories look back at the exploits of many that are still living as well as many who have been and gone – some of them became the greatest racers this sport has ever seen.”
“Thank you to all our current and past members for making the club what it is today. It still honours its roots as a Club built by racers, run by racers, for its racers.”