October 1960, the Red Lion Public House, Shephall, Stevenage and four men sat at the bar, and decided to form a motorcycle club.
They placed an advert in the local paper and with approximately twenty replies, in February 1961 at The Man In The Moon pub, the Stevenage & District Motorcycle Club was formed.
The subscription to join the club was 12s. 6d for senior members and 7s. 6d. for juniors - those under 18. Today the clubs subscriptions are still very reasonably priced at £5.00 per year.
In the early days the club was very much into the sporting side of motorcycling, with the majority of its members competing in grass tracks, trials road racing and sprinting. It also organised its own grass track and sprint meetings around the country and became one of the foremost organisers of sprint meetings in the country.
The club produced some of the most successful sprinters in the country in the 1960`s - our late president George Brown on his Vincents Nero and Super Nero, our now president Pat Barrett on his 1000cc Vincent side car outfit, the late Ian Ashwell on his 1000cc Vincent Satan, the late Maurice Brierly with his 1000cc Vincent side car outfit Methamon, the late Tony Driscoll with his 750cc Triumph side car outfit Vite just to name a few and with no less than six members achieving World Land Speed Records, some of which still stand today.
Today, nearly sixty years later, the club is still going strong, with a membership of around a hundred. Although it is not as active on the sporting side as it was in the beginning, several members still compete in road racing, short circuit racing, sprinting and vintage runs, while the older members reminisce about the good old days.