Below is some history of the Club
The West Cork Motorcycle Club was formed in 1997 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. The club now has
over one hundred members each year, not all of them from West Cork. We also have members from all over Cork City and county
and even a few Kerry members. The aim of our club is to promote motorcycling in all its aspects, to this aim, we run Vintage
events for older machines, Speed events, off road events, Charity events and many Social events.
At present, we run three annual Vintage events, these are the Ballinspittle run, which takes place in June, and the October
run, which takes in October, the Timoleague run which is in July. On the speed events front our club is very special, at present we
are the only club in the country running Drag Races. All types of bikes can enter and with the help and support of the people of
Bandon, we have to date run five very successful events there. We also run two hill climbs one in Clonakilty at Twohig's hill for
five years, the other is run in Roberts cove and last year was the first year for this event. Some club members’, who compete in
short circuit racing both here and in the UK, can be seen in action at both hill climbs and drag races.
Fund raising is also a big part of our club. We raise money for local charities while we are out for our Sunday spin. We hold poker
runs during the year and a toy run at Christmas. Last year we raised over 5000 euros for local charities. Add to all this, Fun runs
and barbecues, Christmas parties and meetings and you have a very unique club. This club is the only one that incorporates all
aspects of motorcycling and caters for bikes and bikers of types and ages!!!
We have run Grasstrack events including a championship round on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend of
2001. The event gives you a chance to see bikes up close and is a great day for all the family. This type of event is ideal for
youngsters starting out on their first off road bike. Both girls and boys from age five or six upwards compete.
In May we also hold a Motorcycle Exhibition, this takes place in Clonakilty and is always a great success. It is a great
opportunity to see all types of Motorcycles from yesteryear as well as bikes of the future. It has become an annual event growing
with the yearsas the club has done.