The History of BMCRC

The British Motorcycle Racing Club - BEMSEE

Who are BEMSEE?

The British Motorcycle Racing Club, also known as BMCRC or 'Bemsee', is the world's oldest motorcycle racing club and one of the UK's largest. Founded in 1909, it's original home was at the classic Brooklands circuit near Weybridge in Surrey.

This heritage is significant as the club enjoys a position at the heart of two and three wheeled racing in the UK, many stars of past and present started with this club.

Welcome to the History Archive project of Bemsee. It is important to say at the beginning that this is an evolving database of facts, programmes, photos and memories relating to the rich history of the club, and as with all large projects of this nature dating back to 1900's there are gaps. If you or your friends are able to fill these gaps with information, missing programmes or photos then we would love to hear from you.

It has taken over 6 years of research and compiling to reach this milestone, and it is by no means finished, but we wanted to share with you what we have accomplished so far. No other motorcycle racing club has this rich depth of history and there is still a fair bit more to bring you. We welcome your feed back and please point out any errors you may find.

Search our Historic Programmes

We have a vast number of programmes in our database dating back to the 1920's at Brooklands which have been scanned and indexed and you can now search them all. Find the programme from when you or your family raced with the club.

The famous names from the past are all there from John Surtees, Giacomo Agostini, Mike Hailwood and Barry Sheene to future champions in the making Casey Stoner, Cal Crutchlow, Sam & Alex Lowes, Bradley Smith, Shane Byrne, Danny Buchan, Jake Dixon and many more are all here, find out where and when your heroes, or your family members, raced with the Bemsee.

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