The airfield is “biker friendly” and this largely due to the fact that the airfield manager is a lifelong motorcyclist and encourages bikers to visit the airfield.  On the Fly-In weekends – generally the second Sunday of each month – several bike clubs (including the Ducati Sporting Club (see also http://www.snellmotorcycles.com) and the Suzuki SV Club) meet at the airfield for a cuppa and chat and in August, the Bike Mega-meet and Jumble is one of the motorcycle Meets of the Year.  Any bike clubs wishing to start or finish a ride at Popham, contact Dick at the airfield.  If you do meet at the airfield, please no wheelies or burnouts and please ride slowly right down to the clubroom where you will be made most welcome.

2016 Motorcycling Events 


14th August 2016

John Grover is the co-ordinator of possible "ride-out" events (N.B. not the Mega Meet above), and he tries to hold an informal get together on the first Sunday of alternate months, meeting in the Popham Airfield Clubhouse at 10:30. In the past, groups of riders have visited a number of interesting places including Hellfire Caves near High Wycombe, the Armoury Museum on Portsdown Hill, and the Compton Abbas Air Races. Suggestions of your favourite biker-friendly pubs for a lunchtime stop would be welcome too.  Bring suggestions for Sunday rides along to share, starting from Popham and around 50 miles long, and bear in mind it is the journey as well as the destination that is important.  A mix of machines and riders usually take part. All are welcome and it is supposed to be fun, so the routes often include slower scenic lanes, as well as faster dual carriageway (trying to steer clear of motorways if possible).  Obviously, weather conditions can cause a ride to be cancelled. It is supposed to be fun ! 

For any interest in the above trips please contact John Grover:

Mobile: 07947 670845 or email : jgrover@hotmail.co.uk

or if require more information, call or email Dick at the airfield any day.

This link may be of interest to you:

  • Beds4Bikers (helpful site all about supplying information to bikers looking for accommodation, ferry services, bike insurance and other links to help them while travelling throughout the UK and Europe)


Motorcycling Events Pictures

Dick's 1949 Vincent Rapide

Vincent Owners Club Meet

Anorexic Biker at the Popham Sidecar Meet

Club member George Matthews racing his Vincent sidecar outfit at Brands Hatch in 1960 with passenger Pete Cousins.

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