RM Club activities

Annual Rally

Annual Rallies are managed alternately by the Northern and Southern area secretaries (Sue Bartram, Club contacts), and have recently taken place at Warwick School, Fakenham Racecourse in Norfolk, Windermere School in Cumbria and Market Rasen Racecourse in Lincolnshire.

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.


NE area Jim Leslie – tel: 01224 790263 – email:
1st Tuesday, 7.30pm The Redgarth Hotel, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0DJ
SE area George Wilkinson – tel: 01506 823291 –
1st Tuesday, 12.30pm Original Rosslyn Glen Hotel, Roslin, Edinburgh, EH25 9LE
Tayside Kevin Murray – tel: 07484328046 – email:
1st Wednesday, 7.00pm Invergowrie Inn, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5BE
Central Bill McCreath – tel: 01360 – email:
1st Thursday, 12.30pm Aizle Tearoom, Ballat Crossroads, Balfron (on the A18 near Drymen)
SW Area Fred Carss – tel: 01689 810512 – email:
3rd Monday, 12.30pm Newhouse Hotel, Jct.6 A8/M8, ML1 5SY
SRE England Area Ann Briggs, 01756 795529,
North-East Mike Vasey, tel: 01325 242411, email:
1st Tuesday The Border Minstrel, High Gosforth Park, B1318, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5EJ  Tel: 01912 362002
Pennines Rob Storr, tel: 0114 2967358, email:
1st Tuesday The Hyde Park, 2 Hilltop Road, Dronfield S18 1UH (Contact Tony Drury Smith, 01246 415681,
2nd Thursday The Reindeer Inn, 204 Old Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RL
Mersey & Deeside and North Wales John Barlow, tel: 01352 759449, email:
2nd Thursday The Same Yet, Simister, Prestwich, M25 2SF (Alec Gatherer 0161-795 8164,
3rd Tuesday The Hornsmill, Helsby, WA6 0JE (John Barlow, currently on Zoom only, 8pm)
Last Friday BAE Systems Sports & Social Club, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Road, Blackburn BB2 7LF (Richard Neville, 01200 424129,
South Wales Martin Parry, tel: 02920254776 for details of meetings etc
East Midlands John Fletcher, tel: 01472 874585,  email:
2nd Tuesday The Blacksmiths Arms, Hillrise, Caistor Road, Rothwell, Near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN7 6AZ, from 12 noon. Contact John Fletcher 01472 874585,
4th Tuesday The Royal Oak, Car Lane, Car Colston, NG13 8JE (David Gough, 01509 814468,
West Midlands Anne Pitt, tel: 01384 877271, email:
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,
1st Wednesday (Nov – April) Gaydon Motor Museum, Banbury Road Gaydon, Lighthorne Heath, Warwick CV35 0BJ (Ian Frimston, 01789 470990,
East Anglia Jerry Cobbold, tel: 07990 988184, email:
1st Thursday The Railway Tavern, Framingham Earl, NR14 7AB (Harry Pickett, 07423 060472)
2nd Tuesday The 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 Monday Olde Dog Inn, Billericay Road, Herongate Tye, Brentwood CM13 3SD
South London / Surrey Carl Rich, tel: 0208 680 499, email:
3rd Tuesday The Barley Mow, Tandridge Lane, Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9NJ – Lunchtimes (Carl Rich, 0208 680 4998)
Kent Jill Crayford, tel: 01622 76139, email:
3rd Thursday Lunchtime meet, at various locations – please contact Jill Crayford,, 01622 761390
Central South Situation vacant
1st Tuesday The Fox & Hounds, Theale, Reading RG7 4BE (Martin Maddison, 01252 547348)
2nd Friday Central & North Buckinghamshire, location variable (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)
Sussex & Hampshire Jocelyn Martin; tel 07931 142556, email
2nd Monday The Cock Inn, Old Uckfield Road, Lewes, BN8 5RX. Lunchtime meet (Joss Martin 07931 142556)
3rd Tuesday The 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 West Sally Sterland, tel: 01275 393591, email:
1st Wednesday Fox and Hounds, Acton Turville, (Bob Stear, 01179 507261 after 7pm,
1st Sunday Lunch, contact Sally Sterland, 01275 393591
2nd Tuesday The New Inn, Broadclyst, nr Exeter, EX5 3BX (Ruth Chalmers, 01392 207293)
2nd Friday Dartbridge Inn, Totnes Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JR (George Collings, 01803 873212)
3rd Monday Old Royal Ship Inn, Luckington, Chippenham, SN14 6PA (Bob Stear,
3rd Thursday The Angel Inn, Long Ashton (Rod Sterland, 01275 393591)

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