March 15 2007.

London's only motorcycle museum dedicated to preserving the history of the British motorcycle industry, has achieved another significant milestone in its relatively short history. The LMM has just become a Charitable Trust (Registration Number: - 1118119) which will assist it in raising funds to complete the restoration of a large barn on the historic site that houses the museum.

The extra space created will enable many of the bikes currently in storage to be displayed alongside the 80 British bikes that already attract an enthusiastic audience, thanks to the diversity and uniqueness of many of the models on display. These include many prototypes that never made it into production and form part of museum founder, Bill Crosby's own collection.

The ever changing display has just been joined by a relatively modern machine in the shape of a 1985 Austell, hand-built by Chris Castillo and Paul Woodley in Berkshire. The 680lb machine is powered by an Austin Mini engine complete with automatic gearbox and despite the weight, has surprisingly good road manners.

The Austell is now on permanent display at the museum which is based just off the A40 at Greenford and only three miles from the Ace Caf√© and will be one of the star attractions at the forthcoming 'St George's Ride It Day' on Sunday 22nd April 2007. The museum will be open and providing a traditional Hog Roast for all those riding to the museum for a very reasonable £6 including museum entry.

London Motorcycle Museum
Ravenor Farm
29 Oldfield Road,
Middlesex UB6 9LB
Tel: 020 8575 6644
Open - 4.30pm on Weekends and most Bank holidays.