• Fishtail 456 cover photo

    Dave Peterson and granddaughter Ellie on the Reading Toy Run


‘Fishtail’ is the journal of the Velocette Owner Club, and our Thames Valley reports are published under ‘Centre News’. Below you’ll find our most recent reports.

Fishtail 449 – December 2017

At our club night on Tuesday 14 th November we had a presentation by Allen Millyard on the Flying Millyard motorcycle. Many of us have seen this 5 litre motorcycle at shows and other events around the country. Allen showed how he made the parts for the engine utilising two aeroplane engine cylinders he had acquired. Having made […]

Fishtail 448 – October 2017

There have been three events since the last report, the first being Kop Hill Climb over the weekend of Sept. 16/17 th. A rather showery two days at Kop Hill this year failed to put off both Riders and members of the Public. Fifteen Velocettes ‘rode’ the Hill over the 2 days which included 8 VOC members on […]

Fishtail 447 – September 2017

It’s been a fairly busy period for the Thames Valley centre with four runs as well as the regular club nights which continue to be well attended. The first run was to the Popham Mega Meet on August 13 th where we had our usual stand by the marque. We were joined by members from Dorking and South […]

Fishtail 446 – August 2017

TV Centre had a stand at the Woodcote Steam Rally on the weekend of 8/9 the with ten bikes on display on Saturday. The stand attracted a lot of interest and Mick Kowalczuk’s Thruxton won the White Horse Cup for best bike at the rally. Well done Mick. Our Show Off Your Bike Day on 15 […]

Fishtail 445 – June 2017

There has been a lot of activity at TV Centre since the last report. The first event was the Velocette Stand at the Southern Classic Bike Show at Kempton Park on Saturday May 20 th. As usual we had a good display of machines, a MOV, a rigid MAC, a MkII KSS, a chrome tank […]

Fishtail 444 – May 2017

With the slightly warmer weather and lighter evenings runs and other activities are starting to ramp up at the Thames Valley Centre. Our first run of the year was to Tangmere in conjunction with the South Hants Centre. We had a good run down to Loomies Café where we met up with South Hants and […]

Fishtail 443 – March 2017

The main event for Thames Valley since the last Fishtail was the Annapurna Trail presentation by our quest speaker Nigel Adcock. Nigel went to Nepal and completed the ride just before the earthquake struck and some of his before and after pictures showed the total destruction of ancient temples in Kathmandu. The pictures and videos of the […]

Fishtail 442 – January 2017

The Centre held its AGM on 10 th January at the Cherry Tree Inn at Stoke Row with 19 members in attendance. The Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary reviewed the past year and informed the meeting of the financial health of the Centre. Overall the Centre had another successful year with many good runs and events. The current committee […]