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Feb
23
Sun
9:00 am Cogenhoe Swap Meet 2020 @ Cogenhoe Village Hall
Cogenhoe Swap Meet 2020 @ Cogenhoe Village Hall
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cogenhoe Swap Meet 2020 @ Cogenhoe Village Hall
MEMBERS ONLY FREE EVENT This is a member’s only auto jumble where you can bring and buy Triple parts and sometimes complete bikes. Those hidden gems and hard to find parts can sometimes be found[...]
Mar
7
Sat
9:30 am MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show @ Royal Highland Centre
MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show @ Royal Highland Centre
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm
A weekend of everything motorcycling. For modern and classic enthusiasts. For more info see here; scotttishmotorcycleshow.com Contact- Jimmy Gilchrist 07865997710 / Sandy Sutherland 07984 525457
Apr
25
Sat
9:00 am Carol Nash International Classic... @ Staffordshire County Showground
Carol Nash International Classic... @ Staffordshire County Showground
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm
Carol Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show - Stafford @ Staffordshire County Showground | United Kingdom
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of V.E Day and there will be a 40’s theme over the weekend across the show. Among the many anniversary highlights will be the usual Stafford suspects. You can expect[...]
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London Motorcycle Museum – Press Release

The future of the London Motorcycle Museum is on doubt after its landlord, Ealing Council, reduced its rate subsidy resulting in a potential yearly bill of £30,000 for next year. Not only that but they have backdated the demand, meaning the museum is already in arrears to the tune of over £10,000!

Blaming the decision on government cutbacks, the council say it has no choice and it is not singling out the museum, recognising its contribution towards putting the area on the map and bringing tourism income to the area.

However, kind words have not helped and the trustees have come to the difficult decision of raising entrance prices and launching an appeal to help pay the bills for the next year whilst working on other revenue possibilities for the longer term that will allow the museum to remain.

They are reluctant to move outside London, where property prices and rates are cheaper, as museum founder Bill Crosby is passionate about providing a motorcycle museum for the capital – the only one in London.  He is fighting to prevent the doors closing and breaking up the collection of nearly 200 bikes including many rarities and prototypes.

The news comes as a harsh blow as the museum volunteers recently put in a lot of work improving the inside of the old farm buildings to showcase the Derek Minter collection of trophies as well as being recognised by the National Lottery who awarded a small sum of money to the museum to allow it to promote itself on a wider scale.

The trustees have vowed to explore all legal options, but in the meantime are asking for donations, however small, to be made to the “Just Giving” page or for people to visit the museum over the next few months and maybe donate directly.

The LMM has been a huge supporter of TR3OC for many years, so if you’d like to help, click here to link to the LMM Donations page.