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PRESS RELEASE - November 2013

The VMCC Ltd is delighted to announce that dates for the 66th VMCC Banbury Run which will be held at the Motor Heritage Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire on Sunday 8th June 2014

The Event.

With the support of event partners Footman James Insurance Brokers, Bonhams Auctioneers & Old Bike Mart the format of the 66th run will be similar to 2013 but with new routes and checkpoints to challenge the riders. With 600 entrants the VMCC Banbury Run is the biggest gathering & run in the world for machines manufactured before 1931. Operating over 3 different routes which all converge back on Gaydon the Banbury Run caters for those who wish to enter a timed event or those who just enjoy the thrill of riding with so many other Vintage, Veteran & Pioneer bikes.

Discounted entries fees will be available for Veteran machines (manufactured prior to 01/01/15) to encourage more of the very oldest bikes to enter the event.

In conjunction with auction partner Bonhams, the VMCCs Vintage Training Day  stays as part of the programme making for a real Vintage Weekend

All 600 Banbury Run places sell out before the closing date of 28/02/14 so its important that entry forms (which are available from VMCC HQ on 03/01/14) are returned as quickly as possible.

The Bonhams Auction.

Event partner Bonhams will again be holding a sale of Pioneer, Veteran and Vintage Motorcycles the afternoon before the run on Sat 7/06/13. The venue for the auction will be Bonhams prestigious saleroom at Banbury Rd, Shipton on Cherwell, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1JH.

The Autojumble.

Supported by Old Bike Mart the famous Banbury Run autojumble is always a favourite as one of the best sources of Veteran & Vintage Motorcycle spares. If you are interested in an autojumble pitch please contact Natalie Thornhill at VMCC HQ or email nataliethornhill@vmcc.net

VMCC Vintage Training Day in conjunction with Bonhams Auctioneers.

The VMCCs famous Vintage Training Day becomes part of the event when Saturday 7/06/14 will see the Motor Heritage Centre become the venue for a single & expanded Vintage Training Day which replaces the two VMCC training days held in previous years. In conjunction with Auction partner Bonhams this unique feature gives Vintage Virgins the chance to learn to ride hand change and girder fork machines under supervision from their (VMCC Member) owners. Entry forms & more details will be available from VMCC HQ after 01/02/13.

Can you help?

We rely on dozens of volunteers to make the event happen. We always require marshals to help at the checkpoints on the various routes or on the site itself and can promise you not only a great day out but also a packed lunch! If you would like to help please contact Helen Bensley at VMCC HQ helenbensley@vmcc.net

The dedicated event website is available @ www.banbury-run.co.uk which not only has all the latest event information, but also has all the entry forms etc to download in a PDF format as from 03/01/14.