COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Due to the current global pandemic of COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus), it has been necessary to inform you all that all club activity has been suspended until further notice. This includes, but it not limited to; Club Runs, Club meetings and social functions.

The decision to suspend all club activities has been made by the chair, along with the full backing of the committee was not an easy one to make and was made following the updated guidance from the Scottish and UK governments.

Due to the fluid nature of the pandemic, the committee are in contact with each other on a frequent basis. No final decision on whether any of our events will be held or cancelled will be made until closer to the time.

We understand that putting the club on pause is disappointing, however the safety and well-being of our members is the most important factor and the key reason for suspending club activity. The committee have been continually monitoring the latest public health and Government guidelines regarding the evolving COVID-19 situation and acting in accordance with their advice.

Thank you all for your patience, understanding and support in these unprecedented times, and would like to remind members to follow the advice of the government and health professionals.

We hope that all members and their families take any necessary precautions and remain healthy during this period.

Loch Ness Rally – 14th June 2020

THE HIGHLAND CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE CLUB invite you & your friends to the 37th LOCH NESS RALLY. Inverness on SUNDAY, 14th JUNE, 2020.

The form for registration is now available HERE.

The LNR will start and finish at THE FAIRWAYS LEISURE, Castleheather, Inverness, IV2 6AA. (01463) 713335, which is located on South Distribution Road.

Assembly of machines will be by 10.30 am (HCMC staff will be there from 8.30 am to welcome early arrivals) with judging commencing at 10.45 am and the first machines (Veteran & Vintage) departing at 11:45 am, with the rest to start in a staggered start from 12.15pm

The route (to be notified on the day) will be about 75 miles, along main and country roads. There will also be a shorter route organised for the slower, older machines.

HCMC Membership form

The latest membership form can now be found here.

All members are politely reminded of:

  1. Membership dues have increased. It is now £12 per year or £15 for new members or members who have not renewed by the end of August.
  2. The old membership form should not be used.
  3. Any requests made on the old form, or those with insufficient funds will be rejected.
  4. A standing order can now be set up between you and the club, this removes the need for a new form to be completed every year.

Many thanks for your co-operation and understanding.

For Sale –

I have for sale my 2001 BMW R850R,

Bought from a lady who has found it too heavy for now.

This is a fantastic naked sports tourer, the torque and sheer grunt from the 850 flat-twin is truly infectious!!!

She has had just 4 previous owners and covered 29000miles, very low considering her age and the robustness of that flat twin and shaft drive.
It comes with panniers, touring screen, 2 keys, this one is in cream so very few of this colour out there this bike still has original tools kit and is in very good condition for its age and the last owner was a lady so it has not been hammered, bike has just been meticulously cleaned from top to bottom and will be sprayed with ACF 50 if required .

It will come with oil and filter for the bike.

The tyres are all ok .

She is in generally excellent condition for her age.

Looking for offers around £2200

For details: Contact Ken Davidson direct or use the contact page

Club Run 24th February 2019

Sunday 24th saw our first club run for 2019. The weather was lovely if a tad chilly, and the turnout was fantastic for this time of year. Some eejit(1) had managed to mess up the details of where we were headed(2) when they were sent out, but that didn’t seem to have put anyone off. I counted 20 bikes at the start. Colin & Ralph counted 21. An independent inquiry is in progress as we speak.

We left Tesco Extra in Inverness and headed over to Fort George to regroup. This was followed by a tour of the labyrinth of roads which criss-cross Ardersier, Cawdor and Culloden, stopping at Clava Cairns to soak up a bit of historical culture and admire the view of the viaduct. After a chance to chat, smoke and stretch our legs it was decided that it was beyond time for lunch (and a loo), so we made tracks for The Dairy at Daviot. After we had eaten, most of us headed home, but a few of the braver souls decided to make the most of the day and headed off to Cairngorm.

I headed home for warmth and rugby.

  1. Me.
  2. I stated that we were headed to Ardersier and whilst that was true, it was not our ultimate destination.