Useful Links

The following are companies and associations that I am happy to share with friends and fellow enthusiasts:

Please do mention Foxwood Motorcycle R and R to any you contact - thanks

The Ariel Owners Motorcycle Club – a large, friendly and very active club with a very informative forum. You can turn up at an Ariel event on any bike you like and you will be made welcome. Founded in the UK but it is very much an international club now: AOMCC

The Sunbeam Owners Fellowship - the small and rather idiosyncratic post-war Sunbeam owners club : SOF

Ulysses Club GB – a friendly and welcoming motorcycling club for riders over the age of 40 on any make of bike. It is an international club and you will always meet members from many countries at its rallies: Ulysses

A2B Motorcycle Movers, East Midlands - A reliable, safe, cost effective and friendly motorcycle transportation service. I've used them quite a few times now and cannot fault their timeliness, care and attention, and customer services. Highly recommended : A2B

Bike Transporter, motorcycle transportation service, UK-wide and European locations – friendly, efficient and professional. Excellent communications: Biketransporter

A.O. Services, Thetford, Norfolk - I use & therefore recommend their solid-state Voltage Regulator: A O Services

Stewart Engineering , Poole, Dorset / Mail order - the source for all post-war Sunbeam S7 & S8 parts: Stewart Eng.

Draganfly Motorcycles – Bungay, Suffolk / mail order – the source of spares for all Ariels of any age. They also supply BSA parts and some Sunbeam parts: Draganfly

John Budgen Motorcycles Pulborough, West Sussex. Supplier of Ariel parts. Less well known than Drags but certainly worth a look: John Budgen

Roe Engineering (Fleet) Ltd – I use them a lot - excellent specialist engine machine workshop – Recently moved to their new premises at Redfield Stables, Redfields Lane Fleet, Hants. 01252 613404 (no web site)

Stotfold Engineers (Terry Ives), Biggleswade, Bedfordshire - an excellent machine shop and gifted fabricator: Stotfold

Goldburn Finishers, Lindford Hants – blasting, preparation, painting, powder coating, specialist finishes. I have used their services several times and I have found them to competent, professional and a pleasure to deal with: Goldburn

Silva Bronz. Alton Hants – plating services. Chrome, nickel, copper, silver, gold and polishing. Excellent work but not the cheapest. SilvaBronz

Mike Woolley – Walsall, West Midlands - motorcycle parts, particularly for Sunbeams. He makes various useful parts, including copper head gaskets, engine breather repair kit, alternator conversion, S7 seat frame, reconditioned rockers and many others. Mike is friendly, helpful and very reasonably priced. You can contact him on 07970 507653

Others of interest :
EZ-Sniper - for bidding on e-bay auctions, for when you can't get to a computer during the auction's last few seconds. Decide what you're willing to pay and get EZ-Sniper to do it - four seconds before the auction ends. Their fixed fee is not expensive if what you're after is rare or expensive.