Annual Events

This page lists the major events which are run annually by the Somerset VMCC with a brief background of the each event, and the dates of the next event where available.

This is most certainly not an exhaustive list of the events run by the section. To see the other events we run, (or for further details of those listed below), have a browse through the Events Calendar.

Autojumble

Despite rumours to the contrary, we will always remain an INDEPENDENT AUTOJUMBLE .

Our Autojumble is held twice a year at the Bath & West Showground and is made up of a large number (some 500) of stallholders selling all manner of motorcycles, parts, tools and paraphernalia. This event is certainly not to be missed.

The next Autojumble is to be held on  NOVEMBER 5TH 2022

PLEASE SEE AUTOJUMBLE PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS

Cheddar Weekend

The Cheddar weekend is usually arranged for April, a two-day event with two runs around the Mendips and Levels – the Saturday run tries to include a visit to somewhere of local interest, the Sunday run is a ‘Road Trial’ (with  results counting towards the Western Region Road Trials Championship).

Many entrants stay overnight – there are camp-sites adjacent to the usual venue at Cheddar Football Club. There is usually an optional sit-down meal arranged for the Saturday evening, using the Football Club’s amenities, but for 2022 this will not be available.

The 2022 event is being planned for April 2nd-3rd, it is hoped that the ‘traditional’ 2-day format can proceed but if necessary (due to Covid restrictions) the event will be re-organised, prioritising the Sunday run. With this in mind the Saturday run is a ‘standard’ Section social event (turn up on the day, tea/coffee at start, sign on, £3 entry fee).  

However for the Sunday ‘road trial’ pre-booking remains  essential (tea/coffee at the start, 2 routes with observed sections, lunch at the finish) – see the Events Calendar  for further details.

Breakfast Run

The breakfast run, organised by Phil Ham, is a yearly treat starting with a hearty full english cooked by the wonderful Ham family.

Twin Dragon Run

The twin dragon run is an annual weekend run from Somerset to Wales, so called because of the link between the dragon on Somerset County coat of arms and the dragon on the Welsh national flag.

The Cornish Week End

This four day week end is organised, with his usual efficiency, by Phil Ham. The venue is changed from time to time in order to visit different parts of the county and attractions. It usually takes place at the end of September/beginning of October. Dates may be found on the calendar.

The Signpost Rally and Social Run

A delight usually held in August.

For folks who like a challenge and are comfortable with maps, there is a route to plot from 12 photographs of signposts and the appropriate Ordinance Survey map. For each signpost there is  a question that can only be answered by visiting it. (Results count towards the Western Region Road Trials Championship and the Somerset Section’s Autumn Trial award.)

The alternative Social Run option (from the same start/end point)  is available for those who are happier with a ride in the country!

(Again, Phil Ham must be thanked for taking on the organisation of these.)