Details about the North East England branch

Colours: Black, White, Red

Contact: Mark Lamb


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Formed in May 2016 as there was no dealership or TOMCC within 40 miles and clearly a lot of passion about the bikes from a number of perspectives. We have grown to almost 100 members in 18 months , cater for everyone and are finding our way with more people coming forward to assist its making the organising of activities easier. We are very much about inclusion and welcome members of all ages and abilities and interests and only ask that people actively participate and respect others views. There is a great range of experience and knowledge amongst members ,who, if they cant help personally can generally signpost to someone who can.

We are very much for the members - if a number of people want to do something then we will do our best to enable it - not everyone was interested in lots of rides so although we have done many we have also had raffles, a barbeque, Skill learning sessions, a christmas dinner , guest speaker etc, and now have an events calendar with a variety of activities up to October 2017. Planning for more starts at October meeting



The Border Minstrel, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5EJ - Meets: Next meeting, August 15th 6.30 for 7 pm start



Branch meetings generally third Tuesday in month at Border Minstrel PH, Gosforth Park - summer months - a local ride-out on 1st Tuesday eve plus odd weekend and special events depending on level of demand.



Branch meeting
Meet at the Border Minstral 6.30/7pm until later.... Short social meeting, then a ride out to the OX Inn, near Bolam Lake - for those who want to go. Others will be staying at the B.M. for a please come along, even if your bike is off the road.


Branch BBQ/ Camp
Our annual camp in Northumberland. Please let us know if you're coming ASAP. Note date has changed from 8th to 15th arrive after 12 - BBQ when hungry, maybe some games, definitely some crack.

Two bike shows in one day
The annual camp and BBQ has been moved to 15th /16th now so these events may be too much for those staying overnight however the following is suggested for members that are out to play on the Sunday Meet at the Quay Bike Show 10am in front of the stage is a good rendezvous point Low Lights Car Park, North Shields, Tyne & Wear. Head for the Quayside at North Shields and follow the bikes/traffic... The twelfth annual bike show hosted by the Quay Motorcycle Club and held in aid of the RNLI will take place on Sunday July 16th. The event starts at 10am and if previous years are anything to go by will see the North Shields Low Lights Car Park packed with custom and vintage machinery sure to impress. Local rockers This Machine will provide a biker friendly soundtrack of heavy rock from the likes of AC/DC,Skid Row,Velvet Revolver and Motorhead. Events draw to a close at three after the prize giving. Spend some time looking at the vast array of bikes this event always attracts (There is a small entry fee in support of the R.N.L.I. Then possibly a ride down to Witton Castle for the new Classics Show Witton Castle Witton Le Wear BISHOP AUCKLAND DL14 0DE Although it's listed as a classic car and historic vehicle show, we were invited to have a stand - so there will most likely be other bike clubs displaying. We chose not to have a stand, as we wish to support the more local Quay bike show on the same day. We hope that some of our more 'Southern' branch members might meet up with others at this event. If you'd like to meet up with us, please let us know through facebook or text / email Mark Lamb on 07740271515 or so we can communicate further arrangements. Cheers

Bikewise 2017 - plus last display by 'The White Helmets' Massive annual bike show by Durham police. We can meet at Border minstral or arrange a meeting point at the show - please let us know what you'd prefer . BikeWise 2017 at the Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham Sunday 23rd July 2017. 10am - 5pm


August Branch Meeting
Border Minstrel 6.30 for 7 start if it stops raining ride to Lord Crewe in Blanchland a possibility


Night at the Speedway
Brough Park, Fossway, Newcastle 6.30pm

Border Minstrel Gosforth Park Newcastle - event planning and general get together 6.30/ 7pm


Team Sport centre Scotswood Road - 17 members racing - informal meeting / spectators welcome 8pm


Christmas Do North East England Branch
Purple Bear Northumberland Street, Newcastle - all bookings made for meals 7pm - but open invite for others from 8pm for drinks and carry on



Highland tour
Start from Border Minstrel PH Newcastle 8th June 10am - Loop of Scotland including the North Coast 500 spending 2 days in Ullapool: Details: 8th - meet 10am BMPH Gosforth Park Racecourse Newcastle. Staying overnight in Braemar Scotland 9th Travel to Thurso via East Coast and John Ogroats(overnight in Thurso) 10th Travel via Durness and LochInver to Ullapool (overnight) 11th Ullapool via Sw Highlandsand Applecross back to Ullapool 12th - Ullapool to Inverness completing the 500 and on to Blairgowrie (overnight) 13th return to Newcastle There is a back up car for carrying tents / extra luggage but individuals need to make own accommodation arrangements in advance



See Committee page

  • Chairman

    Mark Lamb

    First Triumph - a Tina Scooter in 1975. Punk Rocker, Horticulturalist, Arboriculturalist, Now Bereavement Services Manager.Raced minis in the 80s / 90s. Since had a few Hondas, A Bonneville T100, a Sprint GT and currently have a green Trident 900 that hadn't run for 14 years which is daily ride and a Trident T160 that I have a love / hate relationship with.

  • Events Team

    Clive Bell, Dave Tate, Ged Bell, Mark Loftus, Frank Bell

    Runs, BBQs, presentations, etc

  • Memberships Secretary

    Dave Tate

    Appropriate position for a Joiner - Decided to give this a go - Learning the ropes - take it easy on him - Dave rides a Tiger Sport Dark edition

  • Treasurer

    Graeme Haswell

    He's tall!



See Gallery - its a random collection of our members and their bikes as you may expect