Please have sufficient fuel at the start of rideouts so that  fuel stops can be kept to a minimum.  Even if the destination is only a short distance away your tank should be full (not just a bit over half) - the route taken will often not be direct.

A reminder about rideouts if the weather is a bit suspect.  "On future ride outs if the weather is not looking too good please telephone one of the reps to check if itís still on before meeting up.  It should be pretty obvious anyway but please check first, you donít want to be turning up for nothing.  It would only ever be the case in the event of bad weather.  Thank you. Trev" 

The calendar of rideouts for 2019 will start in April.  Until then inpromptu rideouts will depart from Boreham services on Sundays at 10:30 until March 3, 2019 when they revert to 10:00.

We also have some mid week rides for those that can make it, originally deemed the Retired Riders Group, quickly re-named the Retarded Riders group.  Nothing is set in stone and there is no planned ride out week on week, just as the fancy takes us and weather of course. Let us know if you are interested so we can keep you informed.

2019 Rideout Calendar



14th   C19 picnic, Cudmore Grove, East Mersea, Essex, CO5 8UE.  Make your own       waythere.  Should start  about 11ish , high tide is at 10.30 but not expected to come over the causeway. It would be good to get an idea of numbers, even from C19 members, all VSOC members welcome. An annual event, please bring your own food, cup and a chair, blanket, the beach is nearby . Tea, coffee, squash and biscuits provided, Free parking for bikes but cars will have to pay,  If you intend going please let either Mr K or Trevor know.

19th-21st   C14 rally, East Grinstead, East Sussex, RH19 4JU.

28th    Shotley Marina, Suffolk, IP9 1QT.  Meet Boreham 10:00 and Langham 10:45.


4th     Museum of Power bike show, Langford, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QA.

11th    Reedham Ferry, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 3HA.

18th    Saffron Walden vehicle show, CB10 1JH.

23rd-26th   C5 rally, Pontefract, Yorkshire, WF8 3RX.


1st      Hís cafe, (on the A2), Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6SA.

6th-8th  YCCNL 25 year celebration rally, Netherlands

8th      Air ambulance run, Dunton Ford to Harwich, Essex

15th     Impromptu

22nd    The Bike Shed, Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT.

29th      Horse and Donkey Sanctuary, Horning, Norfolk


6th     Copdock bike show, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UH.

13th    Brightona, Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TW.

20th    C19 AGM




Centre 14 Rally "Sid's Posh Bash" - July 19-21

East Grinstead RFC, SaintHill Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4JU

Posh venue in the West Sussex countryside

Spectacular Raffle with a £50 star prize

Live bands, DJ, two bars.

Gang-Stars & Molls Fancy Dress

Get the Flyer Here


Centre 5 Rally - August 23-26

The Yorkies 2019 "Let Us Entertain You" Rally

Pontefract Rugby Club, Moor Lane, Carleton, Pontefract WF8 3RX

Saturday Night Fancy Dress Theme "Entertainers"

Live Music and DJ

On-site catering including breakfasts.  Tea tent and cake stall

Get the Flyer here.


YCCNL 25 Year Celebration Rally

September 6 - 8

To be held at "De Madelief", Boomaweg 100, 2553 ED Den Haag, Netherlands.

Live music, Rideout, Silly Games, BBQ

Rally cost Ä60 if paid by September 24, then Ä65.

Get the flyer here.


This is a format for a display notice for bikes at events such as the bike show at the Langford Museum of Power, Charsfield Fete, and Southwold.  

It's available as a Microsoft Word document (click on the link below) and, if you have Word, it's easy to edit from the details shown for my bike to cover your bike.  Technical details for most of our bikes are on the Star Motorcycles US Web site at http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/products/lifestylehome/home.aspx  Please do not change the pictures, header text, fonts, or layout of the page - we are looking for a "standard" page with brief details in Arial 14 point black bold.  Colour printing and lamination will be required; I have both and can do this for you if required; just e-mail your page to bob.owen96@btinternet.com.  Note that this is for VSOC qualifying bikes only.

Click here for the Word document