The Bamburgh Run

The Bamburgh Run is an event held annually for flat tank and post 1930 motorcycles with girder forks. It consists of a road run of either sixty or eighty miles around north Northumberland, England. It was instigated four years by Mike, a member of both the VMCC Reivers Section and the Marston Sunbeam Club and Register, to promote the use of old motorcycles in the beautiful Northumberland countyside. For the first two years, we began the run inside the grounds of Bamburgh Castle, but due to a running race also starting there on the same day, we had to look for an alternative venue. The Ford and Etal Estates came to our rescue, and were happy to hire out their village hall in the picture postcard Etal Village. This provided the perfect setting for the start and finish of the Bamburgh Run, as we were able to cater for the riders before and after the run. We try to create a sort of village fair type of event, and dress up the hall with bunting and the gold and red Northumbrian flag, as can be seen in the cover photo. We also hire a second village hall in Ellingham, as a tea/coffee stop. There, the ladies of the village provide both the riders and spectators with a fantastic spread of home baking.

Read Jon Hill's article about using the Dreadnought on the 2019 Bamburgh Run. Click here:

The Bamburgh Run 2019 photos are available to view by clicking this link. There will be more to come.

Mike and Craig, Van of Shame crew, together with Dave and Robin

Etal, 10th June 2018 - after the Bamburgh Run, while the participants enjoy a hot meal in the Village Hall.

Etal, 10th June 2018 - before the start of the Bamburgh Run.

Many more photos of previous Bamburgh Runs can be found on the closed Facebook group, The Bamburgh Run. Follow the link below. ( You will need to join the group to see the photos)

Billy, the leading travelling marshal, on a typical Bamburgh Run lane.