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BMF Head Office move to Mallory Park

BMF on the Move…

Mallory Park beckons as the BMF team prepare to pack up and move to new offices at this iconic and historic racetrack. The move will take place over an extended weekend beginning this Friday the 2nd of February, with everything back up and running, and business as usual, from Tuesday the 6th of February.

The office phone number and PO Box postal address will remain unchanged following the move.

Originally built as a grass oval circuit for pony trotting, motorcycles first took to the circuit for grass track race meetings in 1948. These popular events continued until 1955, when the Mallory estate was sold. The new owner, Clive Wormleighton, known as the true father of Mallory Park, went on to oversee the construction of the first permanent track on the site.
The 1960s and 70s were a golden age for Mallory Park and for motorcycle racing with the likes of Giacomo Agostini, Mike Hailwood, Phil Reed, Barry Sheene, and Kenny Roberts taking to the track to compete in many events including the famous ‘Race of the Year’.

Howard Anderson, Finance Director, and father of the ‘fastest BMF member’ TT racer Shaun Anderson, said of the move: “We are connecting with motorcycling and motorcycle racing history with our new office location at Mallory Park”.

In December 2013 Real Motorsport Ltd, a company owned by Stuart Hicken and former TT racer Eddie Roberts took over the running of the venue and successfully negotiated new terms with the local council to allow motor racing to continue at the circuit under strict noise control criteria. Stuart had this to say about the BMF’s arrival: “I personally am very, very pleased to get BMF back into the buildings they originally came from. I think that both companies can be of great assistance to each other and look forward to working together. I wish them all the very best!”

Although the last British Superbike Championship race was held in 2010, motorcycle racing has continued at the circuit, which plays host to the East Midlands Racing Association (EMRA) championship in 2024, as well as several No Limits track days. The BMW Motorrad Performance Academy will make Mallory Park its new home in 2024, and the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC) will hold a member track day in June.

Jim Freeman, BMF Chair said: “I’m excited about the move to one of the most famous race venues in the UK, this is a significant opportunity for both the BMF and also for Mallory Park.”
The move will provide better office space for the team, with improved facilities and additional parking space. It provides a unique opportunity to raise the profile of the BMF, to be closer to the action at circuit events. To develop relationships with other motorcycling organisations linked to the circuit, and to host new activities.

Member Services Director Peter Laidlaw, who is the mastermind behind the BMF’s events and rallies had this to say about the relocation: “Being a race circuit with both historic and modern links to bike racing, we think that the location is ideal for the BMF. Being present and visible in such an iconic place, we will look at developing bike gatherings and events in the circuit space in association with the circuit management. I am proud and excited to be involved in the move process and future opportunities.”

BMF Government Relationship Executive, Paul Morgan CBE said “ British Motorcyclists Federation’s move to Mallory Park is an exciting time for BMF which will enhance our HQ facilities, improve our business brand and provide better access and parking for our members and motorcycling partners.

Mallory Park has a rich motorcycling and motorsport heritage forged over half a century and our move to the new and improved facilities will provide opportunities for BMF to organise rider events and meetings on site for the benefit of our members and supporters.”

One major motorcycling event at Mallory Park not to be missed is the annual Mallory Park Bike Bonanza featuring two days of EMRA club racing, as well as dirt track, classic trials, motocross and speedway action, not forgetting the famous Plop Enduro. The event takes place over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of July this year and the BMF will be present again to talk all things bike related, the latest campaigns and how you can help to secure a bright future for motorcycling in the UK.

If you can help at the show, then please get in touch with Peter Laidlaw to express your interest in what is going to be a fantastic show

Further information on the Mallory Park Circuit can be found here

For all other information relating to the move, or the BMF in general, please contact: Helen Hancock

Written by Alex Parsons-Hulse