The Velocette Owners Club.

Keeping Velocette alive - in the mind, on the road, on the track

The Velocette Owners Club has over 2,500 members worldwide who share an enthusiasm for this classic British motorcycle. (The Velocette Owners Club is for enthusiasts of the single-cylinder Velocette models. There is a separate Club for the enthusiasts of the flat-twin models – please visit the L.E. Velo Club website.)

The last Velocette factory was in York Road, Hall Green, Birmingham.

Although often recognised by the UK man-in-the-street for the LE Velocette which was familiar to him as the Police “Noddy” bike, the world knew Velocettes for their classic traditional single-cylinder roadsters and racers.

In 1961 a basically standard Velocette Venom roadster became the first and only 500cc motorcycle to average over 100 mph for 24 hours. The unique machine which set this record is on display in the British National Motorcycle Museum. Throughout their history Velocette motorcycles had great racing success as well as setting many records and the production models benefited accordingly.

Fishtail is the Journal of the Velocette Owners Club
A5 format, usually 64 pages. Published eight times a year.
Copies are mailed directly to all current members.As well as club news and events, our small ads reach in excess of 3,000 Velocette enthusiasts and a “wanted” ad (available only to members) can sometimes find those essential components to complete a restoration.
Got something to sell and not a member? We accept relevant “for sale” ads from anybody. Nearly every issue contains invaluable technical advice and reference information.
Club & Fishtail contacts

Chairman: Roger Franklin, Tel: 44-(0)1952 403897 or
Membership Secretary (New Members): Tel; 44-(0)1922 453659 or

Fishtail Editor: Peter Turnill, Tel: 44-(0)7774 649 644
Fishtail Trade Ads Secretary: Eric Bushell, Tel: 44-(0)7860 812272 or

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