An event for those wondering whether biking is for them, for males or females, for those who are new to biking, returning to biking or just want some tips and techniques to brush up on their skills, come along on the 4th August and have a free session with an Observer for 40 minutes!
If you enjoy the session and wish to develop your skills further the Advanced Rider Course is available on the day for only £99!
To find out more contact
Bournemouth & Wessex Advanced Motorcyclists
Or contact Viv at the Museum on firstname.lastname@example.org
Taster riding sessions will be organised on a 'first come first served' basis.
These sessions will take place between 11am & 1pm and between 2pm & 4pm. Sign on for these taster sessions will be at 10am and at 1pm.
All carried out in a friendly, helpful and non critical atmosphere. The observers will be there to help you get the most out of your riding, improve your skills, and give you confidence. A day to be enjoyed!
Lunch will be between 1 and 2pm.
Q&A sessions will be held throughout the day.
Contingency Plan – Or Wet Weather!!
If it rains, our car park and drive areas have been recently re-tarmacked so riders can still participate.
The 1955 250cc Sportmax NSU and the 1957 250cc Mondial
The 1955 250cc Sportmax NSU (Photo 1)
In 1956 Sammy was leading the TT at the Creg Ny Baa.
The 1956 Isle of Man TT was the first round of the 1956 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place between 4 June and 8 June 1956 at the Snaefell Mountain Course for the Senior and Junior TTs and the Clypse Course for the Lightweight, Ultra Lightweight and Sidecar TTs.
Only about 20 genuine Sportmax machine were built and their riders included many of the top riders of the day including John Surtees, Mike Hailwood and Sammy Miller. Sammy's fantastic record on his fully-faired Sportmax includes second place in the 1955 and 1956 Ulster GPs, three consecutive victories in the North-West 200 and more than 35 other wins in Irish road races.
Riding the TT in 1957 on his 250cc Mondial (Photo 2)
The 1957 Lightweight TT Race held on the Clypse Course was over 10 laps and 107.90 miles and was dominated by Cecil Sandford riding for the F.B.Mondial marque and team-mate Sammy Miller. By lap 2, Sandford led Miller by 2 seconds and Tarquinio Provini, also riding for Mondial, in a distant 3rd place. By lap 7, Miller had caught up and on lap 9 passed Sandford between the Creg-ny-Baa and Ballacoar Corner for the lead. At Governor's Bridge on the last lap, Miller slipped off his Mondial, allowing Sandford to win the 1957 Lightweight TT Race at an average race speed of 75.80 mph from the MV Agusta pair of Luigi Taveri and Roberto Colombo. An exhausted Miller is forced to push-in his Mondial to finish in 5th place.
Both these wonderful bikes can be seen in the Museum.
This event is for the sale of surplus Motor Cycle spares and articles associated with.
The venue will open at 0700 for Sellers set up.
Selling hours are 0930 until 1400. No exit before 1400.
Public admission is £4 with reduction into the Museum (from £9 to £7.50 per adult)
Public entry time into the Auto Jumble is 0930.
Buyers for those wishing to buy before official opening time, an ‘Early Bird’ admission will be £6 per person – only between the hours of 0830 and 0930.
Ali Scott's Annual Poker Run and as usual Ali will promote this event from the middle of 2019.
Our first ever Cafe Racer event!
IAM Roadsmart Solent will be at this event with their exhibition trailer.
This event is FREE, no need to pre-register, just ride in, park up, have a breakfast from the Tearooms and chat to other like-minded Cafe Racer bikers!
And visit the Museum too of course, Reduced Admission for bikers on the day, you can enjoy our 400+ bikes and huge displays of memorabilia!
If you arrive on your Cafe Racer, you can park in our Courtyard!
10am until 3pm
'Fun' prizes will be awarded on the day!
If you would like a trade stand at this event or would like to bring your local group along please just email us or call Viv on 01425 616 644.
Our 5th Santa's Toy Run!
More details nearer the time.
Before you set out - please check event is still on!
For information on any of the above events (except for where numbers are listed next to event) please call 01425 620777