The ACU, in partnership with the ACMA, have decided that a phased return to sporting events will commence in parallel with the UK Government's Step Three. This will coincide with the reopening of all remaining business, public places and leisure facilities which have been required to close during the crisis.
The Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, has recognised motorcycles as an important form of transport. In response to a question by Julian Lewis - a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Motorcycling - Mr Shapps agreed that motorbikes play a key role in delivering billions of commuting miles in the country.
Recommending you use Club Forums or other Club contacts for any technical queries on restoration, fixing faults, or model years and suitable parts, Draganfly have announced that they are currently very busy taking orders over the phone since the Bank Holiday. If you can, please email them instead.
Following on from the update yesterday that referenced the TOMCC's branded necktubes, we have now been informed that they have already sold-out! Such was the demand and we didn't forsee that happening! The necktubes will be available to order again from mid-June - drop Colin at Redline a message for more info.
Following the televised announcement on Sunday and the publishing of more detailed guidelines on Monday and the clarification of aspects to various organisations by the UK Government, the TOMCC are also updating their response to the measures in the UK that will be in place from Wednesday.
In what could be one of the first events happening after the Lockdown, EHAAT have confirmed their desire to run the Harwich event. The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Events Team wanted to reach out to say thank you so much for your past, present and hopefully future support – it’s always very much appreciated.
The Legendary Daytona Story is the current exhibition at the Triumph Visitor Factory Experience. It's not possible to visit the exhibition at the moment due to the current Coronavirus measures in place, so Triumph released a short video on Instagram and YouTube with Stuart Wood (Daytona Chief Engineer) showing us the models on display.
Triumph America have issued a recall for a range of motorcycles to replace the Front Brembo Brake Pads in case they fail. Triumph America should be informing owners of affected machines in due course and will arrange to have the brake pads replaced for free. A potential 3691 motorcycles are affected.
After restructuring, re-financing, and with full order books for 2020, the Triumph dealer Three Cross Motorcycles have unfortunately had to go into administration due to the extra financial pressures caused by the Coronavirus situation in the UK. It is possible that the dealership could be rescued, we'll keep you posted.
Even with all the restrictions going on, North America has a new dealership in Foxboro Triumph. They have a virtual showroom which is open and you can schedule a live video walk-around. Unfortunately they are currently closed to walk-in customers but the service department is open so give them a ring to find out more.
Three motorcycle rights organisations are working together to combat Oxfordshire County-Council's anti-motorcycle bias which has been made apparent in their new transport policy document. If anyone wishes to join in with the effort then click on the Consultation Survey below and make your voice heard.
Redline Clothing provide the TOMCC with its Merchandise and run the online store on behalf of the TOMCC. They have now managed to re-open after temporarily closing because of the Coronavirus restrictions. They are taking orders on all merchandise through the website and through the various branch websites.
Sump Magazine has published a series of poems, one of which is casting doubt on the authenticity of the Triumph TR6 that reputedly was ridden by Steve McQueen and used in the film The Great Escape by Bud Ekins to jump the fence. They also have a few other poems featuring Triumphs to have a read of.
The National Motorcycle Museum have announced details of their summer raffle. Director James Hewing stated: "we have another amazing 1st prize for our summer raffle with a brand new/old stock Triumph T140J Silver Jubilee Bonneville which has never been run or registered and is showing just 4 push miles only!"
If you have an interest in the Triumph Terrier or Tiger Cub models then this is the section for you. It is dedicated to Triumph's light-weight machines that debuted in 1952 and 1953 and all their variations up to 1969. You don't necessarily need to be a Member of the TOMCC to take part in the section either.