Club History

Bridge Rats MCC - Hebden Bridge - Yorkshire

The Bridge Rats were founded in 1993 when a group of members from the Calder Valley MCC decided to form a section to promote Rally attendance this spun off and they began to hold meetings at the New Delight Inn at Jack Bridge.

The club badge represents the old bridge in Hebden Bridge with the water rat in the beck beneath.

After about eighteen months the Calder Valley club became defunct so they moved into their old place at the Woodman on Burnley Road Hebden Bridge.

This being a large pub with plenty of parking word soon got out and the club rapidly expanded.

After the Woodman closed we moved to the Stubbing Wharf and then to the Big Ds diner and bar always on the main road through Hebden Bridge.

With the larger membership we soon began to collect turnout awards at the larger rallies in England and Scotland and the Bridge Rats badge was recognised throughout the biking community at home and abroad.

Bridge Rats are party animals and we started to add new ideas for having fun, policy is if someone has a good idea they bring it to the club and they put it into fruition with the support and assistance of the other members.

We now run the highly successful Rat Pack Rally and two sell out rock nights each year, we put on a charity bike run and afternoon fund raiser which brings bikers from all over the area together in a good cause and is widely respected by the local community.

The “Maggot Run” takes members from coast to coast on bikes costing less than £100 and is widely supported we also organise club runs out to Assen MotoGP each year.

We now meet at the Shoulder Of Mutton Inn, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX every tuesday night from 7:30 onwards.

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    Photo galleries of some of our historical events
     

    Andy Nicholson

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    Al Firth

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    Ryan Tayor

    T: 07599 514 178

    Ann Dower

    Becky Cloxton

    Vice Treasurer
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    Sharron Cookland

    Founder Member
    / Rally Secretary
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    Mark Harrison

    Rally Coordinator
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    Lee Smirthwaite

    Social Secretary
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    Kirsty Binns

    Stalls Co-ordinator

    Ryan Blessington

    Merchandise

    Danny Craven

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    Gwen Wood

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    Joe Walsh

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    Bobbie Wood

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    Jack Greenwood

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    Annie Greenwood

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    Marc Smirthwaite

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    Emma Clegg

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    Graham Hickman

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    Ann Hickman

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    Sukhi

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    Darryl Wood

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    Tony Watkins

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    Cardboard Dave

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    Martin Binns

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    David Preece

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    Jack Brooke

    Prospect

    Konrad Szczurowski

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    Lou Bignell

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    Rory Shackleton

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    Chris Walker

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