FOSSE RIDERS

HISTORY

The Leicester based Fosse Riders Motorcycle Association was officially founded on 2 October 1959 after a group of motorcyclists broke away from the Triumph Owners MCC and got together to enjoy a day’s ride along the ancient Roman road, The Fosse Way. They formed themselves into a motorcycle Association (they were anti Club) and decided to call themselves the Fosse Riders Motorcycle Association.

Those heady early days saw a strong membership base who came together to enjoy pony trekking, canal cruising, Sunday runs, and touring holidays abroad.

Weekly club nights were held in a succession of Leicester pubs, who were quite happy to play host to motorcyclists – until something a little more lucrative came along – or the landlord changed – or the building was demolished. These were all hurdles we faced at such venues as The County Arms, Blaby, The Golden Lion, Highcross Street, Great Central Hotel, Great Central Street. In 1972, having spent several months repairing and decorating a pub bowling alley in Broughton Astley, the club enjoyed it’s new facilities for only a few short weeks before eviction loomed in favour of Folk Evenings. It was decided that permanent premises were a must!

By sheer luck, a building in Western Park, just off the A47 Hinckley Road, belonging to the local MENCAP branch became available and many months of hard work by members went into making the detached single story building suitable for use as a club room. 

TODAY

Since the end of 2019 we had to find a new location for the club and once again the club members pulled together and rebuilt a rather dilapidated 1927 Golf Pavilion during Covid with club members expertise and funding. The new site on Glenfield Road is also available for local community hiring. 

The advantages of being independent have proved numerous. The club is able to offer a host of social activities for its members ranging from Pool matches, Cafe, bike workshop, quiz nights, to very lively Christmas Parties. 

Some of our members are into restoration/customising their bikes and are willing to give advice and share their knowledge.

We have an official Committee group that plans and arranges the running of the club and all associated activities and outlets. We hold an annual AGM where members can vote on a number of points raised and vote in new or reinstate existing committee members for the year ahead.

 

Fosse Riders Pavilion
241 Glenfield Road
Leicester
LE3 6DL

Fosse-riders@hotmail.co.uk
mjf.phone@gmail.com
Mike Fairhead: 07885254545