Britain’s oldest sporting motor club for motorcycles and cars.









You have found the home of The Motor Cycling Club, one of the oldest in the world catering for the sporting motorcyclist and driver.

At the turn of the 20th Century, a small handful of automotive pioneers established the Club with one mission in mind. To test themselves and their machinery by trekking along the unmade and unlit roads and hills between London and Edinburgh and back.

The long distance Classic reliability trial was born.

The Club remains the only one that caters for such events in modern times, and takes much pride in this fact. Over 120 years of competition to date and our events are still capable of testing drivers and riders along with their machinery. These days, those unsurfaced hills have become synonymous with the Club and it’s trials, whether they’re in the Peaks or the South West.

If you’re the sort of character that enjoys adventure, the unique landscape of the UK and testing your skills against the challenge set by the Club, then read on.

If you’re looking for a new challenge for both you and your machine, then we’d love you to join us at one of our events. We run three main trials each year:

These have all been run since the 1900s with the essential character unchanged and hundreds of competitors taking part to this day.

Our members are passionate about their classic and modern motorcycles, sidecars and cars, and the historic routes that the trials traverse.

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