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 £12 a year. 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 »
2020 Joining/renewal form
A committee meeting is held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 2.30pm Nov - March and 11am April - Oct. Everyone is welcome and the committee is made up of all members who attend on the day. Face to face committee meetings are currently on hold due to Covid restrictions.
If you have any articles or photographs for publishing in the next newsletter, please submit these to the Newsletter Editor by the 20th of the month.
BRIMBO monthly meetings are held at Billingford Horseshoes, IP21 4HL on the A143 Harleston Road, close to the Norfolk/Suffolk border and about 5 miles East of Diss.
Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month, when the bi-monthly newsletter is distributed.
Lopham Bike Meet, Classic Bike Show
For the wellbeing of our members, their families and the biking community, the Lopham Bike Meet in May has been cancelled. We will reschedule it when we can. Thank you for your understanding.
BRIMBO Activities 2020
BRIMBO meetings on the first Wednesday of the month have been cancelled until further notice. Similarly, attendance at events and gatherings will resume when we are advised that it is safe to do so.
Update October 2020: A few members meet up at the Horseshoes on (most) Wednesdays with social distancing - on bikes and outside whenever the weather allows.
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 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 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 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.
£500 presentation to Norfolk Blood Bikes 7th Aug 2019
£350 presentation to Norfolk Blood Bikes 2018