Events

RM Club activities

Annual Rally

Annual Rallies are managed alternately by the Northern and Southern area secretaries (Sue Bartram & Ian Hussey – see Club contacts), and have recently taken place at Fontwell Racecourse in Surrey, Warwick School, Fakenham Racecourse in Norfolk and Windermere School in Cumbria.

These National Rallies are weekend events, usually featuring a static display of around 100 RMs, with accompanying Spares and Regalia sales, workshops, refreshments and gala dinner; they’re a chance for all Club members to get together to celebrate the social side of the Club as well as the cars.

Area weekends

In addition to the National Rally, a number of weekend events are held around the country, the largest being the Welsh and the Pennine Weekends.  All members are welcome to attend these; based around a hotel, they usually involve scenic (and sometimes challenging!) drives through the locality, and visits to places of interest.  However, they also offer attendees plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying the company of fellow Riley enthusisasts, often with heads gathered under bonnets as cars are compared, problems solved, experiences swapped.

Shows and events

The Riley RM Club has a long history of attendance at Classic Car Shows and other events – such as the Prescott Hill Climb – the length and breadth of the country, and its themed stands have often won awards. 

These shows provide an invaluable chance for the Club to demonstrate both the desirability of the cars and the advantages of Club membership to the wider classic car community; they are staffed by Club volunteers who are able to provide a combination of expertise and enthusiasm, together with a warm welcome.

 

Monthly Area meetings

Each month, there are around 40 RM Club area meetings (sometimes in association with other Riley clubs) across the UK; all members are cordially invited to attend these, where they can meet fellow Riley enthusiasts and join in the area’s other social activities.

Members planning to attend for the first time are advised to contact the appropriate Area Secretary or meeting contact for full details to ensure there have been no last minute changes.

Meetings

Scotland Fred Carss, Tel: 01698 810512, Email: fredjcarss@sky.com
1st Tuesday The Redgarth Hotel, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, (Colin Watt, 01224 712059)
1st Tuesday Original Roslin Glen Hotel, Roslin, Edinburgh (George Wilkinson, 01506 823291, Email: g.f.wilkinson@googlemail.com)
1st Wednesday Invergowrie Inn, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5BE (Gerry McGonigal, 01738 551275, mcgonigal@btopenworld.com)
1st Thursday Woodside Inn, Doune (always contact David Robb [SRE] 01360 440554, or david_riley_robb@btinternet.com, before attending)
3rd Monday Newhouse Hotel, Jct.6 A8/M8, ML1 5SY (John Burgess, 01899 308223)
North-East Mike Vasey, Tel: 01325 242411, Email: michael_vasey51@hotmail.co.uk
lst Tuesday Fox and Hounds, Coalburns, Greenside, Nr Blaydon, NE40 4JN
Last Tuesday The Old Farmhouse, Yarm Road, Darlington, DL2 1JZ
Pennines Rob Storr, Tel: 0114 2967358, Email: robstorr@outlook.com
2nd Thursday The Reindeer Inn, 204 Old Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RL
Mersey and Deeside John Barlow, Tel: 01352 759449, Email: jandebarlow@gmail.com
2nd Wednesday The Same Yet, Simister, Prestwich, M25 2SF (Alec Gatherer 0161-795 8164, editor@rileyrmclub.org.uk)
3rd Tuesday The Hornsmill, Helsby, WA6 0JE (John Barlow, currently on Zoom only, 8pm)
Last Friday BAE Systems Sports & Social Club, Samlesbury Blackburn (Richard Neville, 01200 424129, rjnev@talktalk.net)
Wales Situation Vacant
4th Tuesday The Pheasant, Pen-y-fai, Bridgend (8pm. start, Fred Davies, 02920 751954)
East Midlands Situation Vacant
1st Tuesday The Hyde Park, 2 Hilltop Road, Dronfield S18 1UH (Contact Tony Drury Smith, 01246 415681, tonydruysmith@btinternet.com)
2nd Tuesday Various locations, from 12 noon. Contact John Fletcher 01472 874585, john.g.fletcher@gmail.com
4th Tuesday The Royal Oak, Car Lane, Car Colston, NG13 8JE (David Gough, 01509 814468, david.gough5.dg@gmail.com)
West Midlands Anne Pitt, Tel: 01384 877271 Email: anneandalanpitt@btinternet.com
1st Sunday Lunch – contact Anne Pitt for current venue Nov & odd months (Anne Pitt, 01384 877271), and The Bulls Head, Shenstone; Dec & even months (Hilary Cherrington, 0121 241 6943, h.cherry@hotmail.co.uk)
1st Wednesday November through April The Malt Shovel, Gaydon, Warks., (Ian Frimston, 01789 470990, ianfrimston@btinternet.com)
1st Thursday May through October Little Kineton Sports and Social Centre, Bridge Street, Little Kineton, CV35 0DP, (Ian Frimston, 01789 470990, ianfrimston@btinternet.com)
3rd Tuesday Shrewsbury Arms, Kingstone, Uttoxeter, ST14 8QH (Neil Hodgson, 01785 716806, neil.hodgson@claranet.co.uk)
East Anglia Jerry Cobbold, Tel: 07990 988184, Email: jerryash72@gmail.com
1st Sunday The Gull Inn, A146, Framingham Pigot, NR14 7PL (Harry Pickett, 01502 560157 / 07423 060472)
2nd Tuesday The Lion Inn, Little Glemham, (on A12), (Patrick Wilson 01728 663438)
1st Sunday The White Horse, Bury Road, Beyton, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9AB (Jerry Cobbold, 07990 988184)
Essex Situation Vacant – contact Social Secretary (South)
3rd Monday Halfway House, Southend Road, Essex (A127)
South London / Surrey Carl Rich, Tel: 0208 680 499, email: cxfrich@gmail.com
3rd Tuesday The Old Bell, 68 High Street, Old Oxted, Surrey, RH8 9LP (Carl Rich, 0208 680 4998)
Kent Jill Crayford, Tel: 01622 76139, email: bandj.crayford@gmail.com
1st Wednesday The George, Taylors Lane, Trottiscliffe, Kent ME19 5DR (Jill Crayford 01622 761390)
2nd Thursday The Peacock, Goudhurst Road, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2PB (lunchtime meet, contact Jill Crayford)
Central South Tricia Hussey, tel: 01844 342107, email: trellans@outlook.com
1st Tuesday The White Horse, Holme Green, Berks, RG40 3AF (Martin Maddison, 01252 547348)
2nd Friday The Bottle & Glass, Gibraltar Village, west of Stone A418 (Derek Allen, 01494 776141)
3rd Tuesday The Swan, East Ilsley (John Rudland, 01635 40618)
4th Tuesday Bucks Head, Wymondley, nr. Hitchin, Herts, SG4 7HY (Ian Harris, 01462 819146)
South Coast Derek Allnutt, 3 Manor Close, Chichester; tel 01243 788003
3rd Tuesday The Bull’s head, Fishbourne, W. Sussex PO19 3JP (Garry Goodey 02392 257846)
Last Thursday The Fountain, Horsham Road, Ashurst, W. Sussex (Derek Allnutt, 01243 788003)
South West Sally Sterland, Tel: 01275 393591, Email: sallyjmsterland@gmail.com
1st Wednesday Fox and Hounds, Acton Turville, (Bob Stear, 01179 507261 after 7pm, bob.stear@me.com)
1st Sunday Lunch, contact Sally Sterland, 01275 393591
2nd Tuesday The Ruffwell Inn, Thorverton, Devon, EX5 5NB (Ruth Chalmers, 01392 207293)
2nd Friday Dartbridge Inn, Totnes Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JR (George Collings, 01803 873212)
3rd Thursday The Angel Inn, Long Ashton (Rod Sterland, 01275 393591)

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