The Velocette Owners Club has
over 2,500 members worldwide who share an enthusiasm for this classic British
motorcycle. (The Velocette
Owners Club is for enthusiasts of the single-cylinder Velocette models. There is
a separate Club for the enthusiasts of the flat-twin models – please visit the
L.E. Velo Club website.)
Of all the Birmingham manufacturers, Velocette was outsold
only by BSA (of Small Heath) and Norton (of Bracebridge Street).
last Velocette factory was in York Road, Hall Green, Birmingham.
Although often recognised by the
UK man-in-the-street for the LE Velocette which was familiar to him as the Police "Noddy" bike, the world knew Velocettes for their classic traditional single-cylinder roadsters and racers.
1961 a basically standard Velocette Venom roadster became the first and only 500cc motorcycle to average over 100 mph for 24
hours. The unique machine which set this record is on display in the British National Motorcycle
Museum. Throughout their history Velocette motorcycles had great racing success
as well as setting many records and the production models benefited accordingly.
Click Here to see a typical poster
from the 1920's.
Congratulations also to Australian Stuart Hooper and his team who have taken
the World's Fastest Velocette to
a quite remarkable top speed
The firm started as "Veloce" in 1905, with a factory in Gisholt Passage, Spring Hill, Birmingham and after producing a successful little machine called "the Velocette" the name stuck for the whole firm. There is no "french connection", other than an extremely enthusiastic section of the club in France.
see the entire 24 page Veloce brochure of 1913 which first announced the Velocette, please
After a period in Six Ways, Aston, the factory moved to Hall Green before the War and stayed there until its demise in
The information, including advice and suggested modifications, contained in www.velocetteowners.com has not been approved, tested or otherwise checked by the Velocette Owners' Club. Before acting on information, advice or suggested modifications published in the website you should always obtain technical advice and, if appropriate, have a professional motorcycle engineer carry out the work for you. The Velocette Owners' Club cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or claims occurring as a result of any modifications or work or other action carried out on the advice or based on the suggestions given in this website and (save for death or personal injury arising from negligence) all such liability is hereby excluded.
is developed and donated by club member Tony Wright
Stage 1 was
launched on 1st September 1999.
Stage 2 was completed on 1st September 2000 and concentrated on
facilities for the Club's Non-UK members, and 'Questions & Answers' (since
replaced by a separate Forum), and even more information about the Velocette Motorcycle.