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, mcgonigal@btopenworld.com)
1st ThursdayWoodside Inn, Stirling Road, Doune FK16 6AB (always contact David Robb [SRE] 01360 440554, or david_riley_robb@btinternet.com, before attending)
3rd MondayNewhouse Hotel, Jct.6 A8/M8, ML1 5SY (John Burgess, 01899 308223)
North-EastMike Vasey, Tel: 01325 242411, Email: michaelvasey47@gmail.com
 Currently no meetings in this area – contact Mike Vasey for any update
PenninesRob Storr, Tel: 0114 2967358, Email: robstorr@outlook.com
2nd ThursdayThe Reindeer Inn, 204 Old Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RL
Mersey and DeesideJohn Barlow, Tel: 01352 759449, Email: jandebarlow@gmail.com
2nd WednesdayThe Same Yet, Simister, Prestwich, M25 2SF (Alec Gatherer 0161-795 8164, editor@rileyrmclub.org.uk)
3rd TuesdayThe Hornsmill, Helsby, WA6 0JE (John Barlow, currently on Zoom only, 8pm)
Last FridayBAE Systems Sports & Social Club, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Road, Blackburn BB2 7LF (Richard Neville, 01200 424129, rjnev@talktalk.net)
WalesSituation Vacant
  
East MidlandsSituation Vacant
1st TuesdayThe Hyde Park, 2 Hilltop Road, Dronfield S18 1UH (Contact Tony Drury Smith, 01246 415681, tonydruysmith@btinternet.com)
2nd TuesdayThe Blacksmiths Arms, Hillrise, Caistor Road, Rothwell, Near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN7 6AZ, from 12 noon. Contact John Fletcher 01472 874585, john.g.fletcher@gmail.com
4th TuesdayThe Royal Oak, Car Lane, Car Colston, NG13 8JE (David Gough, 01509 814468, david.gough5.dg@gmail.com)
West MidlandsAnne Pitt, Tel: 01384 877271 Email: anneandalanpitt@btinternet.com
1st SundayLunch – 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 WednesdayGaydon Motor Museum, Banbury Road Gaydon, Lighthorne Heath, Warwick CV35 0BJ (Ian Frimston, 01789 470990, ianfrimston@btinternet.com)
East AngliaJerry Cobbold, Tel: 07990 988184, Email: jerryash72@gmail.com
1st Thursday
The Gull Inn, A146, Framingham Pigot, NR14 7PL (Harry Pickett, 01502 560157 / 07423 060472)
2nd TuesdayThe Lion Inn, Little Glemham, (on A12), (Patrick Wilson 01728 663438)
3rd Wednesday
The White Horse, Bury Road, Beyton, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9AB (Jerry Cobbold, 07990 988184)
Essex
Situation Vacant – contact Social Secretary (South)
3rd MondayOlde Dog Inn, Billericay Road, Herongate Tye, Brentwood CM13 3SD
South London / Surrey
Carl Rich, Tel: 0208 680 499, email: cxfrich@gmail.com
3rd TuesdayThe Barley Mow, Tandridge Lane, Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9NJ – Lunchtimes (Carl Rich, 0208 680 4998)
KentJill Crayford, Tel: 01622 76139, email: bandj.crayford@gmail.com
1st Wednesday
The George, Taylors Lane, Trottiscliffe, Kent ME19 5DR (Jill Crayford 01622 761390)
2nd ThursdayThe Peacock, Goudhurst Road, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2PB (lunchtime meet, contact Jill Crayford)
Central SouthTricia Hussey, tel: 01844 342107, email: trellans@outlook.com
1st Tuesday
The Fox & Hounds, Theale, Reading RG7 4BE (Martin Maddison, 01252 547348)
2nd FridayCentral & North Buckinghamshire, location variable (Derek Allen, 01494 776141)
3rd TuesdayThe Swan, East Ilsley (John Rudland, 01635 40618)
4th TuesdayBucks Head, Wymondley, nr. Hitchin, Herts, SG4 7HY (Ian Harris, 01462 819146)
South CoastJocelyn Martin; tel 07931 142556, email jjrhm@hotmail.com
2nd MondayThe Cock Inn, Old Uckfield Road,
Lewes,
BN8 5RX. Lunchtime meet (Joss Martin 07931 142556)
3rd TuesdayThe Bull’s head, Fishbourne, W. Sussex PO19 3JP (Garry Goodey 02392 257846)
Last Thursday Various locations in mid-Sussex from 8pm (Joss Martin 07931 142556)
South WestSally Sterland, Tel: 01275 393591, Email: sallyjmsterland@gmail.com
1st WednesdayFox and Hounds, Acton Turville, (Bob Stear, 01179 507261 after 7pm, bob.stear@me.com)
1st SundayLunch, contact Sally Sterland, 01275 393591
2nd TuesdayThe New Inn, Broadclyst, nr Exeter, EX5 3BX (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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