50 Years of Great British Motorcycles

In 1960s Britain, a talented young maverick by the name of Alan Clews had ambitions of winning. He would ride his bike to work during the week and on that same bike, Alan would compete successfully in trials and scramble events around the UK and on the continent.

To compete at the highest level, he would need the best available machinery however the BSA works machines were kept beyond his grasp. Undeterred, he decided to build his own and this, his very first shed-built machine grabbed the attention of his fellow riders. He sold that bike immediately, and the next and unwittingly, Alan had very quickly become a motorcycle manufacturer.

And so in 1971, Clews Competition Machines (CCM) was born.

CCM went on to compete at the highest level in MotoX, Trials, road racing, Flat Track racing and even won the manufacturers award in the world’s most gruelling race, the Paris-Dakar.

50 years on and Alan’s family continue to build great British Motorcycles from Bolton, CCM’s birthplace all those years ago.

Whilst CCM no longer run works race teams, the same philosophies remain of building great British motorcycles of distinction, using the highest quality components and delivering above all, pure riding pleasure.

This year, CCM have already launched 3 new models in The Maverick Scrambler together with the Street Moto and Street Tracker and at this year’s show, we will be unveiling even more exciting motorcycles!

So “follow the light” and visit Stand 3E05 in Hall 3a to discover what makes CCM so unique.

CCM Motorcycles: Fuelled By Passion


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