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Old 29-03-2007, 10:02 PM
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Why couldn't people just join an existing club?
Because you were in it and you smell.........

All joking aside, tis a very valid point. I have been a member of a couple of established clubs and thoroughly enjoyed it. Comet MCC and Wigan Pie eaters MCC, I joined the Pie eaters when I moved to Wigan as I believe in supporting the local club.

I started a club with a few friends once, PFJ MCC, and it sort of went a bit mad.........

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Good reading and getting educated as well, will be glued to this one as don't fully understand all about clubs.

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Old 30-03-2007, 05:02 AM
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Old 30-03-2007, 06:46 PM
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Old 30-03-2007, 09:53 PM
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OK the way We done it when me and a bunch of mates started our club (now Defunct)

There was a group of mates that wanted to sart a club the only rule being you had to be on the road, there was rules penned but never bought into play. We wernt trying to claim a area and we wanted the club to be a side patch, we went to see the local MCC which we knew quite well and they said we would have to answer to them .
Answer to your local MCC. I had to read that one twice to be sure you actually meant what you had typed.

I had a bit of an idea perhaps some others might comment on:

Perhaps a good way to start out would be to join your local MAG group (and actually turn up for the meetings). The chances are the group will know most if not all the local clubs, including who are the local Back Patch and how to find them. I know my local MAG rep attends the local Coalition meetings. I am not sure this will be true for all areas though.
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Old 30-03-2007, 10:01 PM
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Answer to your local MCC. I had to read that one twice to be sure you actually meant what you had typed..
Ohh yea, that lot (also now defunct) thought em selves as the bolox, we wernt having any of that, and told them so afeter putting the club up. All by the by now, life is simpler now. If I were to go for a patch I know where I would go now, but to be honest I couldnt commit enough of my personal time that I also feel the club would deserve, So I stay as I am, more enlightened vastily as of recent times but still out on my own doing my thing.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:18 AM
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Take Kent for example...

two years ago there were over 30 clubs, with more wanting to start up all the time. Why couldn't people just join an existing club?
Take Cambridge for example.

After 3 years off the scene due to parental terminal illness x 2, I am out and about again.

There is, in a 20 mile radius of Cambridge --- 1 club - that I left 10 years ago and wouldn't go back to. No MAG group. I'm currently riding 60 miles in each direction just to find some people to go riding with. Don't have the time it would take to join an MC even if there was one locally that would take me on (which there isn't) - and the club I was looking to (re)join has folded.

That's why people start a club!
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:21 PM
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well done pagan flame hit the nail right on the head
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nowt to do with me mate! I just saw it all from the outside looking in.


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I started a club with a few friends once, PFJ MCC, and it sort of went a bit mad.........

Yep, it did, didn't it! I remember it well my ex at the time never did understand it all...
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:06 PM
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Take Cambridge for example.

After 3 years off the scene due to parental terminal illness x 2, I am out and about again.

There is, in a 20 mile radius of Cambridge --- 1 club - that I left 10 years ago and wouldn't go back to. No MAG group. I'm currently riding 60 miles in each direction just to find some people to go riding with. Don't have the time it would take to join an MC even if there was one locally that would take me on (which there isn't) - and the club I was looking to (re)join has folded.

That's why people start a club!
I can understand that... but if there are so many clubs in an eighty mile radius, enough to cater for every possible bike-rider's need, be it backpatch, RC, MCC, etc. and that's not even including the owners clubs it just seems a bit mad.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:12 PM
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only 1 club i would think of rejoining, left many years ago through personal reasons(women) best bunch o guys could ever wish to meet, back patch, but not mc !
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:56 PM
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Just remember every club , no matter how big , started with a bunch of mates somewhere
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:40 PM
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Not into politix, so can 99% of this be avoided if its just a RC (rally club) I want to start? All I want to do is ride my bike / trike, and get horribly pissed at rallies....

Where Ive moved to there doent appear to be any sort of club. The nearest two are either not into rallies, or dont allow women (involved sidepatch, by the look of things). Neither interests me or the Bint...

Any tips? New to the area, so dont even know the local bikers... and there doesnt appear to be a local biker pub .... bit sad and lonely really isnt it


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Old 09-04-2007, 07:59 PM
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I'd say see the sticky thread on starting a club
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:02 PM
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It doesnt make any difference as far as i see what you call yourselves, its a club.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:10 PM
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I agree, calling it an RC or whatever shouldn't be seen as an easy option
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:36 PM
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I read the sticky before posting this...

Been a long term member of a semi sidepatch club, complete with all the usual rules, and within the juristiction of a large MC.

So - is the general feeling that xyz RC has the same 'duties' as xyz MCC? Yet RC has no meetings (formally), no prez, no sgt at arms etc etc. OK - maybe a prez... Im not doing it to be 'easy' - I just want to become mates with local bikers, and go get pissed with them at rallies... thats not too much to ask - is it? No - I need to add in the respect for the local MC...

I was always under the understanding that RCs and BCs were a whole different kettle of fish to MCCs and - obviously - MCs... Less commitment, no formality etc.

So what of 'brother hoods' - such as brother hood of the third wheel (just an easy example, nothing implied) - they are just an organisation, not a club - so can I call my lot the brotherhood of exmoor bikers
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I've never understood why, in the last few years, there's been loads of newish "designations" (for want of a better word) for clubs i.e RC, BC etc. Seems to be no different from an MCC as far as I can see.

Just an observation, as was my last post, but I'd have thought sensible etiquette should be observed - no matter what "tag" you hang on a club, it's still a club. Normal rules, conventions, call 'em what you will, still apply? Just a matter of respect isn't it?
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so all you want to do is ride get lashed etc, but why do you need to be part of a "club" to do that??

are we not allowed to do the fun things in life if we arent "club" members?

way I see it, your new to your area, if theres no "biker" pub then most likely that the bikers in the area arent into that scene,

so....

what you going to do if you cant start a club up, stop going to rallies, stop drinking?
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I read the sticky before posting this...

Been a long term member of a semi sidepatch club, complete with all the usual rules, and within the juristiction of a large MC.
pardon my ignorance, what's a semi sidepatch club??

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Old 09-04-2007, 10:17 PM
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well - as stated above, i dont know anyone - would like to turn up to rallies at least knowing someone - its nice to camp with your mates, isnt it?

semi sidepatch. needs getting into, pay subs, clubhouse thing, long 'apprenticeship' but girls allowed. aparantly this wasnt right, and we shoudlnt have girls... hence the semi bit. dont ask me - i dont make the rules...


looks like i shouldnt bother really - i dont want any hassle or interest from the powers that be, and i cant avoid that by not being an mcc - so stuff it - ill just meet some people on an ad hoc basis, and forget the rest of the bikeing community shall I? Ive had my nose broken for not saying 'Hi' in the past... oh - cos thats going to make me want to say Hi isnt it?

oh well - forget I even asked.
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I've never understood why, in the last few years, there's been loads of newish "designations" (for want of a better word) for clubs i.e RC, BC etc. Seems to be no different from an MCC as far as I can see.
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Not into politix, so can 99% of this be avoided if its just a RC (rally club) I want to start? All I want to do is ride my bike / trike, and get horribly pissed at rallies....
Specially as you just described a normal MCC.
And 'semi sidepatch' club???
Gimme a fkin break...
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:45 PM
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Our lot is just LXIX - not MCC, MC, RC, BC... ad infinitum.

The club started with a bunch of piss-heads when Horsham MAG went arse upwards (for what reason, I don't know, cos me and Mrs R weren't there then). We've all been in various other clubs. There are no committees, no treasurer, etc. We get on with various other clubs across the board and there's no hassle.

We've all gone our separate ways with a core membership still in Horsham - in Wales, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey... and Canada. We all meet up now and again and get totally pissed

As our motto says in latin (why latin, I hear you ask... think about it, L is 50, X is 10 and IX is nine in roman numerals! ) Veni, Bibi, Vomi - I came, I drank, I threw up - says it all really!

http://www.lxix.org.uk/ is where we're at.
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Starting an RC.. no disrespect mate but it seems every couple of weeks this dog raises its head in one form or another,im sure theres enough peeps on here or chopper builder that do the rallies ! from your neck of the woods you could hang out with,without takin the club route,just seems we get the same post over again hence the stickied thread.just an opinion not an argument
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Sorry - i stick most of the time to the tech side of things...


OK -- anyone knwo of any groups in north devon / west somerset?
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Rather than start any sort of club just so that you can go to rallys with people you know, Just turn up at a rally and head for the beer tent, won't be long before you are telling lies with the best of them...and if you really want friends..buy a round... John
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The bottom line is if you start a club, any club, and its got anything to do with bikes, someone somewhere will notice. They may not care, but they will notice. But a group of friends, without patches and names will attract no attention unless by their behaviour.
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I've been to a few rallies now on my own,and on most have met people to chat drink with or join their company while putting the tent up.If you truly don't want the hassle of a club just post on here what rallies your going to and meet en route.Another way is join an owners group,the shadow owners have trips out most of the time.
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This topic is getting very old very quick. I think in future these threads should be closed with a note pointing at the starting a club sticky.
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Having done the 'club' thing, I personally feel unless you wanna be part of the big boys, why start a club anyway?
Just get a crowd of mates, and as John said, go to a rally, head for the beer tent and have a bloody good time.
Patches bring polotics no matter how hard you try to keep them out.

Since being involved in running the Siobhanathon, I can honestly say that I have found more loyalty and respect in Baldy and his family than I ever found in club. We respect each other coz we want to and not coz a patch says we have to. That kinda makes it all a bit more genuine, in my opinion.

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