The UK’s National Motorcycle Museum Lets You Ride a Museum Bike

Classic Bike Days Revived for 2022

A view of the UK's National Motorcycle Museum. Photo courtesy of John's Motorcycle News.
A view of the UK's National Motorcycle Museum. Photo courtesy of John's Motorcycle News.

We’ve heard of some pretty good incentives to get a museum membership…but this one takes the cake. 

According to a report from RideApart, The UK’s National Motorcycle Museum has a neat perk to get the community supporting our historic legacy on two wheels. 

A view of the UK's National Motorcycle Museum. Photo courtesy of Visit Birmingham.
A view of the UK’s National Motorcycle Museum. Photo courtesy of Visit Birmingham.

The perk comes in the form of the recently revived Try a Classic Bike days – a series for members only, where a sapien can swing a leg over a vintage scoot and enjoy the joyride of a lifetime. 

“The Museum typically holds six or so such events per year, usually between March and October, because riding unfamiliar (and priceless) bikes in bad weather is no one’s idea of a good time,” comments the report. 

“In 2022, only one event has been announced so far. It took place back in April, but the Museum does plan on announcing more in the coming months.”

A view of the UK's National Motorcycle Museum. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Live.
A view of the UK’s National Motorcycle Museum. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Live.

Bikes up for grabs include units from the Roaring ‘20s, up through the bell-bottomed disco era, with the selection covering anything from ‘ultra-rare machines with hand-shifters,’ to BSA Bantams

If you’re a member, all you have to cover is the day’s quota of gas and insurance; we even heard that the National Motorcycle Museum’s most recent Try a Classic Bike day cost members a mere £20 (about $25) – and if that doesn’t get you visiting when you’re in the neighbourhood, I don’t know what will. 

A view of the UK's National Motorcycle Museum. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Live.
A view of the UK’s National Motorcycle Museum. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Live.

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*Media sourced from RideApart, visit Birmingham, Birmingham Live, and John’s Motorcycle News*