Bar None Motorcycle Club

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Bar-None Motorcycle Club

As world war 2 was approaching it's end groups of servicemen on motorcycles held unofficial time trials in the Egyptian dessert this led in May 1944 to a group of dispatch riders and motorcycling enthusiasts deployed near Cairo deciding to form a forces motorcycling club with membership open to all ranks with "no-one-barred"  hence the club name.

The Army saw these time trials as instructive training aids for dispatch riders to improve their riding skills. With the end of the war insight the Army top brass were actively encouraging the formation of formal clubs and events to occupy the many soldiers who could have found less appropriate ways of spending their off duty hours.

As forces personnel where deployed else where or returned home the club spread all over the middle east and UK with members as far and wide as East Africa, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand.

The last club to final disbanded was the Altrincham Branch in the 1970's.

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