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 BM
Bikes Forum, an offshoot of the BM Bikes website and initially, at least, the
Club will be based around thatForum 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 any manufacturer although we hope to develop links
with other BMW Clubs throughout the world.
The camaraderie of a close knit
and friendly group of BMW riders who like to share knowledge, information and fun.
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, 'The BM Rider', that may
be downloaded and printed. In time this may change to a printed magazine. For
those not internet enabled, at extra cost we can print out the PDF and mail
this to you although the printed version cannot contain any active content
such as video.
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 from the 'Members
Only' area of the website.
The Aim of the BM Riders Club
To maintain the Club in a
friendly and open fashion with regards to the members' wishes.
To work for the benefit of BMW
Motorcycle owners & enthusiasts within the 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 and assist the free exchange of
technical information regarding BMW motorcycles.
To maintain good channels of
communication with fellow Club members and other interested parties.
To keep members informed, via the website,
Forum and E-zine, of what is happening within the Club.
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 and
the Airheads because they
represent perfectly what this Club is intended to be about.
Grateful thanks go to member John Marshall for
the design that has been used for the BM Riders Club logo