Launched on May 1st 2006 by a small group of BMW
enthusiasts in the UK who saw the need for a BMW Club with down to earth
attitudes and a common sense approach to Club life. The idea sprang from the
Bikes Forum, an offshoot of the
BM Bikes website and initially, at least, the
Club will be based around that Forum where we would encourage you to share your
ideas and information regarding your favourite marque of motorcycle. BM Bikes,
welcomes this new Club to share it's Forum and the information and camaraderie
contained within it - it may be that, in the future, the
BM Riders Club will
wish to go it's own way and separate itself from affiliation with BM Bikes but
that will be your choice in the future but for now, consider it home.
BM Riders is a non-profit making Club that is
self financing and totally independent of the manufacturer although we hope to
develop links with other BMW Clubs throughout the world.
The Benefits of Joining the BM Riders Club
The camaraderie of a close knit
and friendly group of BMW riders who like to share knowledge, information and fun.
The Club is affiliated to
the BMF (British Motorcycle Federation).
A full calendar of BMW motorcycle oriented
meetings throughout the UK and hopefully elsewhere in due course. As a new Club
this may take a while to achieve.
An open and easily accessible Club management
structure where your views will count.
In due course, Area or Country Co-ordinators
for events in your area.
A quarterly e-Zine that may be downloaded and
printed. In time this may change to a printed magazine.
Access to a BM Riders Club members only area
of the Forum.
Unlimited access to whatever technical
information we have through either the
BM Bikes website or the
An anonymous 'Get You Home' book
where you can find contact details of those willing to help in the event of
breakdown etc. This will be in a downloadable and printable PDF format.
The Aim of the BM Riders Club
To work for the benefit of BMW
Motorcycle owners & enthusiasts within National and International motorcycling
To meet in a spirit of friendship
and bring together all of those who have an interest in BMW motorcycles.
To encourage social, touring,
sporting events and meetings that are relevant to BMW motorcycle enthusiasts.
To encourage the exchange of
technical information regarding BMW motorcycles.
To maintain good channels of
communication with fellow Club members and other interested parties.
Only time will tell how successful we've been
but the aims are to provide a totally independent Club catering for riders and
enthusiasts of BMW motorcycles of any model or age and to return to that almost
extinct idea of 'Club Life' with as little formality as is practical.
BM Riders Club Ideals
BM Riders ride BMW motorcycles out of choice.
BM Riders believe that the simplest
engineering solutions are best.
BM Riders appreciate function over form, fact
over fiction and friendship over friction.
BM Riders regard money as a tool, not a status
BM Riders are down to earth folk who like to
camp (or not - we're easy).
BM Riders maintain their own motorcycles
(well, some do...).
BM Riders don't take themselves, politics or
life too seriously.
BM Riders like to share time, knowledge, parts
and camaraderie with other BM Riders.
The above Ideals are unashamedly borrowed from
the Airheads because they
represent perfectly what this Club is intended to be about.