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

ScotlandFred Carss,  Tel: 01698 810512, Email: fredjcarss@sky.com
1st TuesdayThe Redgarth Hotel, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, (Colin Watt, 01224 712059)
1st TuesdayOriginal Roslin Glen Hotel, Roslin, Edinburgh (George Wilkinson, 01506 823291, Email: g.f.wilkinson@googlemail.com)
1st WednesdayInvergowrie Inn, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5BE (Gerry McGonigal, 01738 551275)
1st ThursdayWoodside Inn, Doune (always contact David Robb [SRE] 01360 440554 before attending)
3rd MondayNewhouse Hotel, Jct.6 A8/M8, ML1 5SY (John Burgess, 01899 308223)
North-EastMike Vasey,  Tel: 01325 242411
lst TuesdayFox and Hounds, Coalburns, Greenside, Nr Blaydon, NE4 4JN
Last TuesdayThe Old Farmhouse, Yarm Road, Darlington, DL2 1JZ
PenninesRob Storr, Tel: 0114 2967358, Email: robstorr@outlook.com
2nd ThursdayThe Reindeer Inn, 204 Old Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RL
Mersey and DeesideAlec Stephens, Tel: 01925 229222
2nd WednesdayThe Pack Horse, Elbut Lane, Heywood, BL9 7TU (Alec Gatherer 0161-795 8164)
3rd TuesdayThe Hornsmill, Helsby, WA6 0JE, (Alec Stephens, contact evenings only)
Last FridayBAE Systems Sports & Social Club, Samlesbury Blackburn (Richard Neville, 01200 424129, Email: rjnev@talktalk.net)
WalesSituation Vacant
4th TuesdayThe Pheasant, Pen-y-fai, Bridgend (8pm. start, Fred Davies, 02920 751954)
East MidlandsSituation Vacant
1st TuesdayThe Gate, Cutthorpe near Chesterfield (Contact Rob Storr, 0114 296 7358, gensec@rileyrmclub.org.uk)
2nd TuesdayThe Click’em Inn at Swinhope, nr. Binbrook, LN8 6BS, (John Fletcher 01472 874585, Email: john.g.fletcher@gmail.com)
4th TuesdayThe Royal Oak, Car Lane, Car Colston, NG13 8JE (David Gough, 01509 814468)
West MidlandsAnne Pitt, Tel: 01384 877271
1st SundayLunch alternating between The Vine, 1Dunsley Road, Kinver, DY7 6LJ Nov & odd months (Anne Pitt, 01384 877271),
and The Bulls Head, Shenstone; Dec & even months (Hilary Cherrington, 0121 241 6943)
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 TuesdaySeeking new venue (Neil Hodgson, 01785 716806)
East AngliaJerry Cobbold, Tel:  07990 988184
1st Tuesday/1st SundayThe Gull Inn, A146, Framingham Pigot, NR14 7PL (Linda Gidley, 01508 532172)
2nd TuesdayThe Lion Inn, Little Glemham, (on A12), (Roger Challis, 01728 685540)
South EastSituation Vacant
2nd FridayThe Bottle & Glass, Gibraltar Village, west of Stone A418 (Derek Allen, 01494 776141)
3rd MondayHalfway House, Southend Road, Essex (A127)
4th TuesdayBucks Head, Wymondley, nr. Hitchin, Herts, SG4 7HY (Ian Harris, 01462 456330)
South London / Surrey
Carl Rich, Tel: 0208 680 4998
3rd TuesdayThe Old Bell, 68 High Street, Old Oxted, Surrey, RH8 9LP (Carl Rich, 0208 680 4998)
Vale of KentJill Crayford,  Tel: 01622 761390
2nd ThursdayThe Peacock, Goudhurst Road, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2PB (Mrytle Newsom, 01580 712596)
1st Wednesday
The George, Taylors Lane, Trottiscliffe, Kent ME19 5DR (Jill Crayford 01622 761390)
Central SouthDerek Allnutt, Tel: 01243 788003
1st Tuesday
The White Horse, Holme Green, Berks, RG40 3AF (Martin Maddison, 01252 547348)
3rd TuesdayThe Travellers’ Joy, Southborne, PO10 8JH (Garry Goodey, 02392 257846)
3rd TuesdayThe Swan, East Ilsley (John Rudland, 01635 40618)
Last TuesdayThe Chairmakers, Worlds End, Hambledon, Hampshire, PO7 4QX (John Joiner, 02392 786933)
Last ThursdayThe Fountain, Horsham Road, Ashurst, W. Sussex (Derek Allnutt, 01243 788003)
South WestSally Sterland, Tel: 01275 393591, Email: sallyjmsterland@gmail.com
1st SundayLunch, contact Sally Sterland, 01275 393591
1st WednesdayFox and Hounds, Acton Turville, (Rod Watkins, 01453 873204, Email: rodwat@btconnect.com)
2nd SundayLunch, contact Ken Harris, Email: kharris24@btinternet.com, Camelford, Cornwall
2nd TuesdayThe Ruffwell Inn, Thorverton, Devon, EX5 5NB (Mike & Ruth Chalmers, 01392 207293)
2nd FridayDartbridge Inn, Totnes Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JR (George Collings, 01803 873212)
3rd ThursdayThe Angel Inn, Long Ashton (Rod Sterland, 01275 393591)

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