The Na­tional Mo­tor­cy­cle Mu­seum has launched one of the most ex­cit­ing and in­no­va­tive mem­ber­ship schemes ever un­der­taken by a mu­seum or sim­i­lar or­gan­i­sa­tion

Classic Bike (UK) - - MUSEUM FRIENDS SCHEME -

Mu­seum di­rec­tor James Hew­ing and his team at the NMM don’t just run one of the world’s finest mo­tor­cy­cle mu­se­ums, they also pro­vide a unique way of en­joy­ing what the mu­seum has to of­fer. Be­come a mem­ber of their Mu­seum Friends scheme and you can ride some of the great Bri­tish bikes from the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion, learn more about the bikes they love – and more. Plus you can save money, while sup­port­ing the mu­seum and help­ing pre­serve the best of Bri­tish mo­tor­cy­cle his­tory for the fu­ture.

Take out an an­nual sub­scrip­tion to the Friends scheme and you’ll also re­ceive:

• Join­ing pack and mem­ber­ship card

• •nlim­ited free en­try to the mu­seum for one year

• A 10 per cent dis­count in the mu­seum shop and res­tau­rant

• One free Bruce Main-smith pho­to­copy set per an­num (value can be up to £31 – see www.thenmm.co.uk for more de­tails)

• Full colour quar­terly news­let­ter

• Dis­counts from a range of spe­cial part­ners and ser­vice providers in­clud­ing perks and priv­i­leges at over 4000 Best Western ho­tels • Hos­pi­tal­ity at se­lected third party clas­sic mo­tor­cy­cle events in the •K and Eu­rope

Other unique ben­e­fits in­clude:

MU­SEUM WORK­SHOP TRAIN­ING DAYS

Usu­ally hosted by Clas­sic Bike’s Rick Park­ing­ton and our in-house restora­tion team, the all-day ses­sions cover top­ics rang­ing from how our team re­stores bikes for the mu­seum, Rick’s hard-won hints and tips for mak­ing your own projects run a lit­tle more smoothly, and talks on tech­ni­cal tasks like wheel build­ing and pow­der coat­ing from our spe­cial­ist sup­pli­ers. Work­shop train­ing days are free to mem­bers of the Friends scheme.

‘TRY A CLAS­SIC BIKE’ DAYS

If you fancy try­ing your hand at mas­ter­ing a vet­eran, ex­er­cis­ing some­thing vin­tage or get­ting to grips with a clas­sic, then these Satur­day morn­ing or af­ter­noon ses­sions are what you need. With su­per­vi­sion and guid­ance from ex­pe­ri­enced mu­seum staff, our Try a Clas­sic Bike days are the per­fect way to sam­ple the joys of old bikes in a safe and con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment. For a nom­i­nal fee of just £10 to help cover in­sur­ance, you could be on the move aboard a Brough or Vin­cent.

CLAS­SIC BIKE TOURS

The log­i­cal pro­gres­sion from our pop­u­lar Try a Clas­sic Bike days, the tours give Mu­seum Friends the chance to head out on the road for the day on some pretty ex­otic ma­chin­ery. There’s an in­tro­duc­tory off-the-road train­ing ses­sion in the mu­seum grounds be­fore mem­bers head out in the com­pany of ex-po­lice and IAM trained in­struc­tors to sam­ple the de­lights of the War­wick­shire coun­try­side. In the past, a Brough Su­pe­rior SS100, Vin­cent Black Shadow, BSA Rocket Gold Star and the ex-ge­orge Formby Nor­ton In­ter­na­tional have been avail­able. Hire fees vary ac­cord­ing to the ma­chine you choose and in­clude in­sur­ance as well as lunch on both the morn­ing and af­ter­noon rides.

Like Adrian Hay­wood, you too could hop aboard a Brough on one of our Try a Clas­sic Bike days

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