The WMCC started life in 1928 as The Waterlooville & District Motor Cycle and Light Car Club . Its inaugural meeting was convened by the Reverend Bruce Cornford at The Heroes Pub in Waterlooville and over the years the Club has moved its weekly meetings to various venues mainly along the A3 between Purbrook and Horndean.
Members in the earlier years took part in Road events, Hill climbs, Trials, Grasstrack and Scrambles; the latter now being referred to as ‘Motocross’ until the 1970’s.
By the 1960s we had become a well-established Club organising events which over the ensuing years became nationally and indeed internationally famous. The Hoad Trophies trial dating back to the late 40’s became an annual round of the National Trials calendar often incorporating rounds of the British solo and Sidecar Championships. One of the Clubs international highlights was the running of the British round of the World Trials championships in the early 70’s. The event attracted the very best around the world and started from the car park of the Staunton Arms Pub in Rowlands Castle.
Scrambling (as it was known) had a huge following in this area throughout the 50’s , 60’s and 70’s and we have hosted many events each year on various tracks. Most notable of all being the Ken Hall Trophies Scramble held annually at Manor farm Langrish from 1966 for nearly 40 years to commemorate Club member Ken Hall who died from his injuries in a grass track accident in 1965. The event started out as an ‘open to centre’ competition on arguably the best ‘natural’ circuit and its success with both riders and spectators soon prompted an escalation in status, first to National and culminating as an International. The very first event was for solos only but thereafter it was for both solo and sidecars. In the Ken Hall’s heyday, particularly during the 70’s it would attract 15,000 spectators and top class entries
For decades club members would devote many of their weekends to organising all the sporting events and underpinning all of this was a very active social scene which between sporting activities gave members a real sense of pride in their membership to the WMCC. Looking back over the years the Club’s massive collection of Trophies tell a story in their own right with regard to the non motorcycling diverse events. Road Treasure Hunts, Darts, Table tennis, Fishing and push bike and pedestrian trials to name but a few.
Today our object is the promotion , encouragement and maintenance of Motor Cycle sport and all forms of Social Recreation. We are looking forward to running the well-known annual ‘Fossils’ charity summer bike run as well as road runs and top class Motocross, Trials and Grasstrack events.
We are always looking for likeminded enthusiasts to join us to host our events or socials.
We would like to thank all our members & committee for their support.
Check out this clip from our 2021 event at Cusses.
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