13/04/2013 - 17/04/2013
Ride in to National Motorcycle Museum
Last year, Bevan Triumph, Cardiff, organised a "Big Triumph Ride In" to the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum in the New Forest.
More than a dozen RAT Packs and a host of independent owners accepted the invitation to attend the event and approximately 400 bikes turned up to make it a day to remember.For 2012, Bevan Triumph will be organising a similar event on Sunday 19th August 2012, but this time at the National Motorcycle Museum, adjacent to the NEC.
This venue is more centrally located within the UK and will allow RAT Packs from further north to attend the event as a day ride.
The National Motorcycle Museum has developed into a focal point for the British motorcycle movement. It has become the largest motorcycle museum in the world and attracts around 250,000 visitors a year. One of the biggest attractions for many guests is the comprehensive cross-section of machines, spanning the “60 Glorious Years” of motorcycle manufacturing in this country.
Within the five exhibition halls will be found some 650 plus machines, fully restored to the manufacturers original specifications.On 16th September 2003 , the museum suffered a devastating fire, resulting in damage to 75% of the structure and some 400 machines.
As the National Motorcycle Museum is only 4 miles from Meriden, a previous home of Triumph, riders will meet at Meriden on the Sunday morning and then have a Big Triumph Ride-In to the museum. Details of Rendez-vous Point: Permission has been been granted to use the car park of the Heart of England Social Club, Berkswell Road, Meriden CV7 7LB (HQ for the Meriden Branch of the TOMCC).
Overspill parking in Meriden has been arranged in the car park to the rear of the nearby Manor Hotel, 127 Main Road, Meriden CV7 7NH.
R.V. Point Timings:
Riders will meet at the Primary RV Point from 10.30 a.m. and depart for the Museum at 11.30 a.m. If this car park is full when you arrive, please use the overspill car park behind the nearby Manor Hotel. The bikes from the Primary RV will leave first for the Museum and then those from the overspill parking will join onto the back of the procession (you can see the junction of Berkswell Lane and Main Road from the Manor Hotel front car park - members of the Bevan RAT Pack will marshall the car parks to help this run smoothly).
Arrival at the National Motorcycle Museum:
The ride will route through Meriden and join the westbound carriageway of the A45 for the 4-mile ride to the Museum, where riders should start to arrive at about 11.45 a.m. The entrance into the Motorcycle Museum car park is the first turning off the roundabout at the intersection of the A45 with the M42. It is important that all riders follow marshallers' directions and ride directly into the ample parking area that has been reserved for this event. Any delay at the car park entrance will cause a serious back up of traffic out on the approach road to the M42.
There is a cafe on site and this will be open for hot lunches between midday and 2.30 p.m. Additionally, there will be a barbecue available adjacent to the parking area.
Normal price entry to the museum is £8.95 per adult, but the museum will offer us a concessionary rate of £6.95 per person for all Triumph riders.
The museum has kindly donated a prize of a golfing weekend at their nearby Windmill Village Golf Hotel (details still to be confirmed) and Triumh Motorcycles has pledged a pair of free Triumph LIVE weekends (worth close to £150) with free access to all activities, plus free camping. You need to be there to stand a chance of winning these!