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 £15 a year, or joint membership for two people at the same address is £25 (one newsletter will be provided between the two members). 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 »
Club nights are the first Wednesday of the month and there is a social meet every Wednesday (see opposite).
In addition, a committee meeting is held on (usually) the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6.30 pm . Everyone is welcome and the committee is made up of all members who attend on the day.
The next committee meeting on Wednesday 18th October at 6.30pm
If you have any articles or photographs for publishing in the next newsletter, please submit these to the Newsletter Editor (or via email@example.com) by the 20th of the month.
BRIMBO monthly meetings are held at The Crossways Inn, Bridge Road, Scole, IP21 4DP close to the Norfolk/Suffolk border and about 2 miles East of Diss.
Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month, from about 6.30pm when the bi-monthly newsletter is distributed.
A few members also meet socially at The Crossways Inn every Wednesday from 6.30pm.
The inn has plenty of tables inside and out, a good sized car park and is run by a friendly, motorcycling family. We look forward to seeing you there on a Wednesday, or at a committee meeting.
Norfolk Blood Bikes Presentation
Donation of £550.00 proceeds from
Brimbo’s 2023 Bike Meet and Autojumble
Lopham Bike Meet, Classic Bike Show
and Autojumble Sunday 4th June 2023
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Lopham show so successful – volunteers who helped set up on the Saturday and everyone who turned up to help on Sunday. Thank you also to the stall holders and everyone who came along and enjoyed the day.
Draw prizes were kindly provided by English Electric Motor Co, Old Empire Motorcycles and the Classic Bike Guide
Draw Prizes were won by Mark T, Simon E, Stephen from NOC and Barry T. Mark kindly donated his prize to the Blood Bikes for them to raffle.
Best in Show: Mick Arris: Yamaha 350
Best Twin: Steve Cooksley: BSA Golden Flash
Best Single: Martin Wadlow: BSA Gold Star
Best Cafe Racer: Martin Short: Ace Cafe Racer
There are two YouTube videos posted of the day
Ian Dunton (BRIMBO member): In the Shed
Rod Fryatt: Rod's YouTube Site
BRIMBO has attended the following events in 2023:
Diss Heritage Day 24th Sept
Stradbroke Classic Vehicle Show 16th Sept
Copdock Bike Show 3rd Sept
Watton Bike Day, 27th Aug
Wimbotisham bike meet28th Aug
Route 11 Triumph Day 20th Aug
Vintage and Classic bike meet, Flixton Air Museum 14th Aug
Worlingworth Charity Bike Show 12th August
BRIMBO Bike meet, Classic Bike Show & Autojumble 4th June
Earsham Show 30th April
London Motorcycle Show 17th Feb
Examples of Rides 2022
Rickinghall Classic Vehicle Show
Gold Top Motorcycle Outfitters Platinum Jubilee Event
Silver Ball Cafe
Bikes at The Crosskeys, Redgrave
Ace Cafe Triton & Cafe Racer Day
Superbike Warehouse Great Yarmouth
Coach trip to Brooklands Motorcycle Day
Revved Up, Walton on the Naze
Bawdsey Radar Transmitter Block
Reunion of the Rockers, Hoveton
Various local rides to and between cafes, including Walkers at Barton Mills, Route 11 at Besthorpe, Krazy Horse at Bury, Cafe 33 at Stradishall, Grumpy’s at Earsham, Wally’s Cafe at Acton near Sudbury and Cafe Virage at Beccles Aerodrome.
Plus meeting up at regular events such as Bikes-On-The Green, Old Buckenham and Two-Wheel Tuesday, Starwing.
Lopham Bike Meet, Classic Bike Show
and Autojumble, Sunday 15th May 2022
10am to 4pm
Thank you to everyone who came to the Lopham meet and to everyone who helped to organise and run the event. Despite a gloomy forecast earlier in the week, the weather stayed mostly fine; we had good attendance and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Thank you also to English Electric Motor Co & Route 11 Motorcycles for sponsoring the draw prizes. A donation of £300 was made to the Blood Bikes following the Show._______________________________________________________________
BRIMBO Activities 2021
Lopham Bike Meet, Classic Bike Show & Autojumble, 22nd August 2021
Thank you so much to everyone who attended our autojumble and bike meet on Sunday, and a big thank you to everyone who helped on the gate, with parking and pitches and in the village hall, especially the refreshments team.
Rain stopped play around 12.30, shortly after the trophies were awarded, and most people had left by an hour later, but we were very lucky to have a clear morning with maybe a couple of hundred bikes, with lots of interest shown in the Blood Bikes stand, English Electric display bike and the autojumblers who braved the weather forecast. As a result of the event, we were able to make a £130 donation to Blood Bikes.
Thank you everyone!!
Examples of Rides 2021
All following social distancing rules
Various Southwold Cafes
Walkers' Cafe, Barton Mills
Whitwell and Reepham Station then on to Route11
Sizewell Tea Room, Thorpeness Green and Route 11
Whitwell and Reepham Station Friday Biker Night
Silver Ball Cafe, A10 near Royston
Gold Top Leathers, Bishop's Stortford
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 2022:
Eastern Counties Vintage Show 8th/9th Oct (Entry form in Members' Area)
Diss Heritage Day 25th Sept
Copdock Bike Show 4th Sept
Reunion of the Rockers, Hoveton 13th Aug
Brooklands Motorcycle Day 3rd July
Rickinghall Classic Vehicle Show 22nd May
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