BRIMBO

British Motor Bike Owners

British Motor Bike Owners

BRIMBO is a club for local bikers interested in riding their bikes and socialising.  Founded as a group for keeping British bikes on the road, the club now welcomes members with all makes and ages of bikes, although many of the shows we attend favour older marques.

Membership is open to all, with no restriction on type age or nationality of bike, though a lot of members have a strong interest in British and classic bikes. Newcomers are always welcome and a year's subscription, if you decide to join, is just £15 a year, or joint membership for two people at the same address is £25. Renewals are due in January. Subscription for members who join in the last 3 months of the year will also cover for the subsequent year. Join us now »

 

2024 Joining/renewal form

Club nights are the first Wednesday of the month and there is a social meet every Wednesday (see opposite).

 

In addition, a committee meeting is held on (usually) the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6.30 pm.  Everyone is welcome and the committee is made up of all members who attend on the day.

 

The next committee meeting is on 17th April at 6.30 pm

 

If you have any articles or photographs for publishing in the next online newsletter or on the members' area of the website, please submit these to admin@brimbo.co.uk.

 

Meetings

BRIMBO monthly meetings are held at The Crossways Inn, Bridge Road, Scole, IP21 4DP close to the Norfolk/Suffolk border and about 2 miles East of Diss.


Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month, from about 6.30pm.  A few members also meet socially at The Crossways Inn every Wednesday from 6.30pm.

 

The inn has plenty of tables inside and out, a good sized car park and is run by a friendly, motorcycling family. In winter and when it's raining we meet in the restaurant area, unless it has been booked for a private event. We look forward to seeing you there on a Wednesday.  

 

Link to Crossways Inn on Google Maps

 

 

 April 2024 Magazine

The April 2024 Magazine is now available in the Members' Area of this website

 

 

Lopham Bike Meet, Classic Bike Show and Autojumble 2024

Sunday 16th June

 

 

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Sad News - David Molkenthin

 

It is with sadness that we report the recent death of David Molkenthin, BRIMBO member and keen motorcycle restoration enthusiast.  Thank you to everyone who attended David's funeral, and especially those who accompanied him by motorcycle on such a wet day.

 

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Norfolk Blood Bikes Presentation 2023

Donation of £550.00 proceeds from

Brimbo’s 2023 Bike Meet and Autojumble

 

  

 

Lopham Bike Meet, Classic Bike Show         

and Autojumble Sunday 4th June 2023

 

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Lopham show so successful – volunteers who helped set up on the Saturday and everyone who turned up to help on Sunday.  Thank you also to the stall holders and everyone who came along and enjoyed the day.

 

Draw prizes were kindly provided by English Electric Motor Co, Old Empire Motorcycles and the Classic Bike Guide

Draw Prizes were won by Mark T, Simon E, Stephen from NOC and Barry T. Mark kindly donated his prize to the Blood Bikes for them to raffle.

 

Trophy Winners:

Best in Show: Mick Arris: Yamaha 350

Best Twin: Steve Cooksley: BSA Golden Flash

Best Single: Martin Wadlow: BSA Gold Star

Best Cafe Racer: Martin Short: Ace Cafe Racer

 

 

There are two YouTube videos posted of the day

 

Ian Dunton (BRIMBO member): In the Shed

 

Rod Fryatt: Rod's YouTube Site


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BRIMBO has attended the following events in 2024:

 

London Motorcycle Show Feb 2024

 

 

 

Past Rides 2024:

 

Leiston Bake N Butty Cafe and David Silver Honda Museum

Hungry Stag IP30 9FX then Wetherleys M/Cycles IP20 9EB

Motorcycle Warehouse, Great Yarmouth

Suffolk Norton O/C meet Shepherd & Dog, Onehouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIMBO attended the following events in 2023:

 

Diss Heritage Day 24th Sept

Stradbroke Classic Vehicle Show 16th Sept

Copdock Bike Show 3rd Sept

Watton Bike Day, 27th Aug

Wimbotisham bike meet28th Aug

Route 11 Triumph Day 20th Aug

Vintage and Classic bike meet, Flixton Air Museum 14th Aug

Worlingworth Charity Bike Show 12th August

BRIMBO Bike meet, Classic Bike Show & Autojumble 4th June

Earsham Show 30th April

London Motorcycle Show 17th Feb

 

Also some members regularly attend:

 

Two Wheel Tuesday at Old Buckenham

Friday night bike meets at Whitwell & Reepham Station

Biker nights/days at Route 11

 

Plus regular rides out to cafes and venues across East Anglia

 

                  

 Examples of Rides 2022

 

Rickinghall Classic Vehicle Show

Gold Top Motorcycle Outfitters Platinum Jubilee Event

Silver Ball Cafe

Bikes at The Crosskeys, Redgrave

Ace Cafe Triton & Cafe Racer Day

Superbike Warehouse Great Yarmouth

Coach trip to Brooklands Motorcycle Day

Revved Up, Walton on the Naze

Bawdsey Radar Transmitter Block

Reunion of the Rockers, Hoveton

Various local rides to and between cafes, including Walkers at Barton Mills, Route 11 at Besthorpe, Krazy Horse at Bury, Cafe 33 at Stradishall, Grumpy’s at Earsham, Wally’s Cafe at Acton near Sudbury and Cafe Virage at Beccles Aerodrome.

Plus meeting up at regular events such as Bikes-On-The Green, Old Buckenham and  Two-Wheel Tuesday, Starwing.

 

 

  Lopham Bike Meet, Classic Bike Show         

and Autojumble, Sunday 15th May 2022

10am to 4pm

 

Thank you to everyone who came to the Lopham meet and to everyone who helped to organise and run the event. Despite a gloomy forecast earlier in the week, the weather stayed mostly fine; we had good attendance and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Thank you also to English Electric Motor Co & Route 11 Motorcycles for sponsoring the draw prizes. A donation of £300 was made to the Blood Bikes following the Show.

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BRIMBO Activities 2021

 

       Lopham Bike Meet, Classic Bike Show & Autojumble, 22nd August 2021

 

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our autojumble and bike meet on Sunday, and a big thank you to everyone who helped on the gate, with parking and pitches and in the village hall, especially the refreshments team.

Rain stopped play around 12.30, shortly after the trophies were awarded, and most people had left by an hour later, but we were very lucky to have a clear morning with maybe a couple of hundred bikes, with lots of interest shown in the Blood Bikes stand, English Electric display bike and the autojumblers who braved the weather forecast.  As a result of the event, we were able to make a £130 donation to Blood Bikes.

 

Thank you everyone!!

  

Examples of Rides 2021

All following social distancing rules

 

Various Southwold Cafes

Walkers' Cafe, Barton Mills

Whitwell and Reepham Station then on to Route11

Sizewell Tea Room, Thorpeness Green and Route 11

Whitwell and Reepham Station Friday Biker Night

Silver Ball Cafe, A10 near Royston

Gold Top Leathers, Bishop's Stortford

 

Examples of Autumn Rides 2020

All following social distancing rules

 

Southwold Pier and Pit Stop Cafe

North Walsham Motorcycle Museum

View Point Cafe at Felixstowe

Route 11 Cafe, Besthorpe

Oulton Broad and Beccles Quayside Cafes

Redneck's Wheelstop Diner, Ellough

Orford Riverside Tearooms

Reedham, Horsey Mill and Poppylands Cafe

Cliff Top Cafe, Overstrand

Whitwell and Reepham Station to Route11 (Joint ride-out with BSA Owners' Club)

 

 

 

 

BRIMBO attended the following events in 2022:

 

Eastern Counties Vintage Show 8th/9th Oct (Entry form in Members' Area)

Diss Heritage Day 25th Sept

Copdock Bike Show 4th Sept

Reunion of the Rockers, Hoveton 13th Aug

Brooklands Motorcycle Day 3rd July

Rickinghall Classic Vehicle Show 22nd May

 

BRIMBO attended the following events in 2019:

 

Earsham Show 5th May

Skeyton Goat Rally 19th May

BRIMBO Classic Bike Meet & Autojumble 12th May

Euston Pastimes 9th June

Goodrich Park, Palgrave, 15-16 June

Worlingworth Village Fete 29th June

Empire Nights (monthly)

Northwold Classic & Vintage Show 10th Aug

Fenman Classic Bike Show 26th Aug

Diss Heritage Day 15th Sept

Empire Nights at Starwing Brewery/English Electric M/Cs

Copdock Bike Show 6th Oct

 

Other Activities in 2019:

 

Visit to Sammy Miller's M/C Museum

Trip to Stafford Show April 2019

Ride to Jack's Hill ton-up day

2 visits to English Electric M/Cs including test rides

and tours of Starwing Brewery

Ride to David Silver Honda Collection

Club barbeque

Club annual dinner

 

Norfolk Blood Bikes Talk 5th Feb 2020

We had a very interesting talk from Jon Doran of Norfolk Blood Bikes explaining the work that the group does and the complex organisation needed in the background to keep things running and to get riders and products to where they need to be. He also provided details of two Triumphs they are currently selling:

 

Triumph No 1: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362579567410 

Triumph No 2: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362550010128

 

 

2019 CLASSIC BIKE MEET AND AUTOJUMBLE

£500 DONATION TO NORFOLK BLOOD BIKES

 

Thank you to everyone who came to the Lopham meet. It's really appreciated that people supported our local event. We had over 400 bikes on the day, helped by some dry weather. Norfolk Blood Bikes had a good day with plenty of visitors to their stand. We had a good number of autojumble stalls and many people were able to find their elusive parts, even a couple of motorcycles were sold.  Trophies were handed out to some very deserving winners. There was plenty of food with some delicious ice creams from Mike's van to finish off. We were be able to donate £500 to the Norfolk Blood Bikes from the proceeds of the day, presented to Fleet Manager Jon Doran at the club meeting on Wednesday 7th August.

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£500 presentation to Norfolk Blood Bikes 7th Aug 2019

 

£500 presentation to Norfolk Blood Bikes 7th Aug 2019

 

 

 £350 presentation to Norfolk Blood Bikes 2018

 


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