The theme for this years event is Overhead Cam Machines.If you own one of these machines then contact Mark for details of how to show your machine. Camping will be available on the Saturday night again.
The date for this year Founders Day is the 22nd of July
More details to follow
To reserve an autojumble stall contact
To show a bike, reserve a club stand and all other issues contact
Just some of the trials bike on show
Very nice bikes like these can be seen in the bikepark after being ridden to the event
We try to start them young
A 1937 350cc Panther
Synonymous with ‘The Taverners,’ is Founders Day set in the scenic Stanford Hall grounds, it has become one of the major UK events in the ‘old bike’ calendar. From humble beginnings almost fifty years ago with just a hundred or so visitors and half a dozen people selling surplus bike bits out of their car boot or laid out on the obligatory ‘paste table’ the event has grown in to a vast slick and professional operation.
Taken at either the first or second founders day
Originally the event took place on the area to the right of the driveway with a small ‘arena’ to the back of the hall, nowadays there is a large arena to the front of the hall along with an autojumble nearing 300 pitches in number and taking up the whole area to the front of the hall. ‘Happy’ Hamrax is remembered as one of the first commercial paying companies to attend with money only changing hands if they’d had a good day - oh how things have changed!
In recent years the attendance levels have grown to around the 4000 mark or more if the weather cooperates, even with the challenges the weather threw at us in 2012 around 3000 visitors made the pilgrimage. There will be no such problem in 2016 as the organizing committee have booked good weather in advance – so don’t miss July 19th! Plus which other event allows you to see everything from an FS1E to Brough going around the arena. It's also worth having a wander round the bike park as there are many very nice bikes actually ridden to this event.
There will be a beer tent which will be open from the Saturday afternoon.
Stanford hall have decided to allow overnight camping at the back of the house for the Saturday night. Please use the form provided on the left of this page
A Panther trials outfit on show in the arena
One of theme bikes from last years WW1 event
A 350cc Goldie
A Triumph twin
A selection of bikes on show