Vintage Motorcycle Club
East Lancs Section

Meet at The Victoria Hotel, St Johns Street, Great Harwood, Lancashire, BB6 7EP
1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 8.00pm
The Victoria Hotel is in the Good Beer Guide and has a stunning historic interior.

General enquiries to the Chairman David Prismall        Email:
Secretary: Graham Daniels, Phone 07952 348 339   Email:

Enquiries for The Blackburn Bonanza           Email:

The Vintage Motorcycle Club
The VMCC is a national club for anyone owning or interested in motorcycles that are more than 25 years old. It has sections around the country that each hold local events.
To visit the VMCC website.

East Lancs section is running on all cylinders with a programme of runs for 2024 including the flagship Blackburn Run.

Here's something special - a video from a previous Blackburn Run:

1914 Humber video click here

Blackburn Run

The 2024 event is Sun 15th September

Leaving at 10.30am from the layby next to Petre Garage nr Whalley. BB6 8AB
No booking needed - just turn up on the day.

The Blackburn Run is the flagship event for the East Lancs Section. Since 1973 the East Lancs Section has been the custodian of the Blackburn Run which originated in 1913 as a road trial undertaken by members of the old Blackburn Motorcycle Club.

The run uses 95% of the original 1913 route. It is classed as a social event, with spectacular scenery and top motorcycling roads – all on tarmac but with some narrow and winding roads, ascents/descents and ‘twisty bits’ that challenge machine and rider without being daunting. We are keen to encourage the use of vintage or older machines on this event.

There is a morning coffee stop at Slaidburn and a lunch stop halfway round at Horton in Ribblesdale. The run is a ‘loop’ through spectacular scenery to the Ribbleshead viaduct followed by a return route through picturesque Cravendale and Ribblesdale villages to sign off at the start point in the late afternoon.
There are trophies for the oldest and the smallest machines to complete the event.

Entrants, who will be sure of a warm ‘northern’ welcome, should be paid-up members of the VMCC and riding/driving solo or combination motorcycles or three-wheelers older than 25 years.

Any questions contact, Graham Daniels 07952348339

Two members on the Blackburn Bonanza cross Lythe Fell.

Regulations and information for entrants:

There are no advance fees as each of the three runs will be treated as a separate event. The signing-on fee at the beginning of each daily run is £3. A FULL ROUTE SHEET WILL BE PROVIDED, THERE ARE YELLOW-JACKETED MARSHALS TO ACCOMPANY THE EVENT AND A FOLLOW-UP RECOVERY VAN IN CASE OF BREAKDOWNS

For more information about the Blackburn Run and accommodation email East Lancs section Chairman Dave Prismall at

Or Phone Dave Prismall 01706 217572

Location of the Forest of Bowland:

1914 Humber. The winner of the 'Oldest Machine to Complete the Event' award on the Blackburn Run 2019.

The winners collect their trophies at the end of the 2016 event: left to right smallest capacity machine (Honda CB160), Chairman's Award for Outstanding Effort (1928 BSA and sidecar). Oldest Machine to Complete the Event (1926 BSA).