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To join/renew or see costs please visit the VSOC Membership page

The Virago Star Owners Club (VSOC) is dedicated to the promotion and protection of Yamaha cruiser motorcycles and their riders with eighteen established centres across the UK and also links to similar international clubs. Scrumpies is the South-west region (Centre 17) of the VSOC

As an owners club, not a "motorcycle club" in the traditional sense, there's no problem if your'e already a member of a "motorcycle club" and also want to join us.

you get:
From Scrumpies (
- Scrumpies badge (Included in Joining Fee)
- Social scene with lots of fun and enjoyment
- Monthly meets (normally for breakfast) near you (in Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire)
- Regular group ride-outs (We start the season with "April Fools Run" and finish with the "Fat Ladies Run")
- Scrumpies Party. An awesome annual event 1st weekend in August (We skip this every 4th year when we host a rally for the VSOC)
- Christmas Party meal arranged by each County Rep.
- Access (often free) when you put your bike on display with us at various motorcycle shows we attend to promote the club
- Exclusive Scrumpies clothing, badges and stickers available for purchase to scrumpies members only.
- Monthly news updates by email.
- Access to VSOC Scrumpies C17 Facebook pages (exclusive to scrumpies members only)
- website with "WOTS ON" events calendar listing all events and more plus write-ups and videos of past events.
- For Sale section on website where only members items are listed.
- Group ride guidelines.
- Annual awards handed out. (see Roll of Honour)
- Rules and constitution and an annual AGM.
- A welcoming bunch of like-minded people that ride similar motorcycles with a family atmosphere that enjoy getting together and helping out.

From National (
- VSOC Membership Badge (Included in Joining Fee)
- VSOC Membership Card.
- 3 UK based weekend camping rallies arranged at different centres every year.
- Clatter magazine. (A colour magazine delivered to your door 4 times a year at no extra cost.)
- BMF, MAG & NABD Affiliation that can provide insurance and other discounts.
- Contact with lots of other owners for the exchange of information and advice.
- Access to International Rally (normally somewhere in Europe, once a year) plus access to other European Rallies if run.
- Other rides to places like Columbia or USA when arranged are opened to VSOC members for the more adventurous.
- National Website with details of National and International events.
- Online members only Forum for technical advice or to buy and sell equipment.
- VSOC UK National Facebook site.
- Exclusive VSOC National clothing and badges, stickers and other items available for purchase.
- Access to visit any VSOC National or affiliated international club at their meets when you are out and about.
- Upon request from relatives, £50 donation is available as a small token to help with funeral arrangements for members.
- Rules and constitution and an annual AGM (normally attended and by your centre and/or deputy rep for you).
- Opportunity to meet fellow bikers all over the UK or from mainland Europe and further afield.
- Recognised & Supported by Yamaha UK.

To join you must own one of the following qualifying Yamaha Cruiser Motorcycles
Bolt, Dragstar, Midnight Star, Raider, Roadliner, Road Star, Royal Star, Silverado, Stratoliner, Stryker, V-Star, Venture Star, Virago, Warrior or Wild Star.
"Once a member – Always a member!" (Subject to two years continuous membership with a qualifying bike). That means you can ride with us on a non qualifying bike or remain a member if you no longer own a qualifying bike.

There's no requirement or expectations demanded of members. Take as much or as little from what we offer as you wish. Your time and finances are limited so do what you enjoy and get from this club what you want. If you put the effort in, you will get a lot out. You can join events almost every weekend as there’s no need to stay in your area because the club is national and international.

We ride with safety and respect of all road users in mind. We stick to speed limits or below on large group rides to avoid people at the back breaking the speed limit to catch up. We're also considerate to newly licensed riders and learners that are in the pack on a ride out. No concern keeping up with sports riders. We don't charge for attending a ride-out (some clubs do) and on some occasions the Scrumpies have subsidised parking or entry to places we visit (if pre-approved by committee).

We are a social group, not a Religious, Sectarian or Political group. The emphasis of all our gatherings is friendly camaraderie and enjoyment regardless of age, gender, social standing or make of bike. Like any club it consists of people and their common interests. Yamaha cruiser motorcycles is merely one of the common interests.

Centre 17 (Scrumpies) is the largest in the Virago Star Owners Club and has more members than any other VSOC Centre.

Come and meet some of the members to help decide if this club right for you before joining the club.

To join/renew or see costs please visit the VSOC Membership page

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