Peterborough Branch Triumph Owners - Somme Special April 2014
The club attracts a wide and varied range of members from diverse backgrounds and ages. With over a hundred and fifty members. We've everything from 1950's Thunderbird to the latest Triumph Explorer. We don't distinguish any difference between Meriden or Hinckley produced Triumphs, and we won't bat an eyelid if you decide to ride a non Triumph motorcycle on a branch run. We frequently see our members on their Kawasaki's, Harley's and Ducati Motorcycles. All bikes are welcome.The branch is very active with events and runs, whilst attending shows and rallies throughout the UK and Europe.
The membership owns and rides a wide range of classic and modern Triumph motorcycles, and as such holds a vast pool of knowledge on all things motorcycle and motorcycling, from dealership deals, servicing, clothing repairs / alterations, the latest techno gadgetry to the witchcraft contained in gearboxes.
We rely heavily on modern communication tools to stay in touch with our growing membership, which todate numbers 150. Along with, of course, the more traditional meet down the pub on a Wednesday night. That’s a pub with a pool table and a well stocked juke box and cellar.
The website and forums play an integral part in how the branch functions, and as such to really get the most from your membership it’s important that you log in and participate on the website and forum pages to keep abreast of upcoming runs, events, and of course to access that pool of knowledge and help should you require it.
In short it’s just about riding your motorcycle and having a laugh, everything else can wait.
We meet every Wednesday evening from 8pm at the Talbot Inn, Stilton which is the first pub on the right as you enter Stilton from the A1. Postcode for the pub is PE7 3RP
Just a few of the things we get up to !
Garage parties are held throughout the year, often when the weathers not warm enough to be out and about. From clutches, gearboxes to our latest party in Jan 2014 where a branch member taught several mates how to tune and diagnose faults via laptop.
Although we took a break last year, in 2014 were back with a vengance. 2011/2013 we spent long weekends exploring France, Belgium and Holland. Visiting the Battlefields of World 1. Basing ourselves in a very comfortable farmhouse B&B we explored the battlefields. Even going underground exploring the tunnels of Arras. Planning is in the early stages, but to commemorate the outbreak of World War I we'll be returning to the area.
Camping - UK & Europe
Several camps are organised throughout the biking year and this year has already seen two trips to Northern Europe exploring France over a long weekend. On one of the trips two branch members went on their T140's. This coming summer we have our first Gammon Rally organised by one of the two runs officers where we'll be riding the countryside around the Cheddar Gorge.
Rallies UK & European
Each year several members attend Tridays, and other European rallies throughout the biking season. October of this year several members are catching the overnight ferry to spain to watch classic village racing high in the Pyrenees.
Several are attended throughout the year, with members displaying their bikes and encouraging like minded people to join the TOMCC.
Every August the branch hosts a free bike show at our branch HQ in Stilton where we throw open our branch HQ for the day. This year were expecting around 500 biking friends and their families to spend the day listening to the band and DJ whilst chilling in the late summer sun.
With two very enthusiastic runs officers and volunteers throughout the biking season.Theirs generally 12-25 bikes in the pack. On the left hand side of this page are a series of photo galleries. Take a look, and see how much fun we have when were out. We prefer to call them bimbles as we certainly dont race and just a few of us prefer to have the odd coffee and cake(s) whilst were out on our bikes.
As the nights draw in, and the tempratures begin to drop we host guest speakers to visit the branch. Topics are varied and in the past we've had speakers talking about their continent crossing adventures to bike restoration There always popular and highly entertaining.
This sums up the friendship of the branch members. When one of us has a problem we rally round. It can be anything from sorting a clutch on a 1952 Triumph, a new loom on a T140 or ECU tuning using the latest technology. These are proving evermore popular.