In the early 1960’s A group of young motorcyclists from the Keighley area used to hang about together. Under the self styled leadership of Hugh Mortimer, we went camping, roller skating, drinking beer at the turkey in Gooseye and coffee at the Tomato Dip. One day while we were at the Tomato dip two young ladies (Sue Bradley and Pam Mist) asked if we would be interested in amalgamating with a motorcycle club that they were members of in Bradford. It was agreed and a suitable venue had to be found an equal distance between Keighley and Bradford. Mine host Ralph at The Black Bull in Denholme agreed to accept our company and so The Denholme and District Motorcycle Club was born. Every Thursday night we went to Denholme to enjoy! what must have been one of the worst pints of Bentleys beer in Yorkshire. As A club we organised many different events some of the more notable, the Ghost Hunt at Bolton Abbey, the run down to Ally Pally to join the 59 club, and the many Pennine Rallies that the club organised. The club grew into one of the biggest in Yorkshire with over 500 members. The club eventually moved to The Lamb Inn at Oxenhope, then to The Wellington Inn Keighley and finally The Beaconsfield Cycling Club Keighley. This is A short potted history of the club, if you have any other thoughts or reminiscences to add, please contact me via the contact page.
Geoff Mitchell (toge)