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Lanarkshire Motorcycle Club

The club was formed in Airdrie around 1934 as the Lanarkshire Motorcycle and Car Club.  Some club records still exist today and these show that, as well as social events, the main competitions were Scrambles and Trials.  In fact it has been said that the Lanarkshire Club organised the first official Scramble (Motocross) held in Scotland, just north of Airdrie.

In 1952 the club was split into two, Lanarkshire Car Club and Lanarkshire Motorcycle Club.  The Lanarkshire Car Club is still very active in the Car Rally scene in Scotland.

The Lanarkshire Motorcycle Club continued to organise both Scrambles and Trials until the early 70’s when it decided to concentrate on Trials.  Around this time the Club membership had dropped to approximately 15 and it continued like this until the late 70's.  The Club decided to specialise in organising Trials for both adult and youth riders and, together with a regular newsletter and club trials, the membership quickly increased until by the early 80's it was well over 100.  Today the club still works hard at encouraging youth riders into the sport of Trials and has organised rounds of both the adult and youth Scottish Trials Championships for many years.  In fact the Adult championship trophy was first issued in 1935.

With it’s large membership the club has always worked to promote trials as a friendly and safe sport.  When the Scottish Motorcycle Show first started in the McLellan Galleries, Glasgow in 1977 the Lanarkshire Motorcycle Club took a stand.  The show soon outgrew the McLellan Galleries and moved to the Kelvin Hall where again the Lanarkshire Motorcycle Club had a stand and, in conjunction with the show organisers, put on the first indoor arena trial in Scotland.

Today the membership is just over 100, with members from Killin in the north to Melrose in the south and from the east to west coast across the central belt.  All classes of machine and age of rider are catered for from 6 to 60+ years.

As well as monthly club trials, rounds of the Scottish Youth Trials Championship and the Scottish Adult Trials Championship are still held together with the more recent successful Bob MacGregor Two-Day Trial based in Killin.