Triumph Riders Motorcycle Club New Zealand is affiliated with the Triumph Riders Club in South Australia
The New Zealand Triumph Riders Motorcycle Club consists of members who are passionate about the Triumph brand of motorcycles, whether they be from the Coventry, Meriden or modern Hinckley era.
We enjoy good companionship, good rides and always welcome the opportunity to meet like minded people.
The club was formed to meet the need of Triumph enthusiasts to have a brand specific club. Membership requires that you own and ride a Triumph motorcycle.
A copy of our Constitution is available here.
Back Row: Rat, Nutz, Wally, Wayne
Middle Row: Chris, Steve, Ed, Mal
Front Row: Ralph, Terry, Les, Poodle
Absent: Nicko, Ian
The Triumph Riders Motorcycle Club (TRMCC-NZ) was formed at the beginning of August 2011. The majority of founding members were previously members of the New Zealand Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club (TOMCC-NZ), but were dissatisfied with TOMCC-NZ policies, in particular the policies that allowed riders of any brand of motorcycle into the club as full members, and also the policy that allowed anyone over the age of 15 to join as a full member regardless of whether they had a motorcycle or not and regardless of whether they had any interest in the Triumph motorcycle or not.. The offending policies were discussed at some length with TOMCC-NZ leadership and members to no avail. It was agreed that a new club should be formed better reflecting a club that represented the Triumph branded motorcycle for the owner / riders of the Triumphs.
An initial meeting between interested party’s took place in Bulls, a small town in the North Island of New Zealand where a plan was put together to initiate the club and set some ground rules. A key rule is full membership being open only to those who own and ride a Triumph motorcycle, and associate membership being available by invitation to the owners/riders of BEARS (British, European, and American) motorcycles only. Also it is only the full members of the Triumph Riders MC NZ i.e. the owner/riders of Triumphs who can vote on rules governing the Club, belong to the national committee or the national executive. The club is fully controlled by the Triumph riding club members only.
Contact was made with the Triumph Riders Club in Southern Australia and an affiliation with them was formed. Their constitution was used as a basis for forming our own constitution Triumph Riders MC NZ has enjoyed good growth with chapters in both islands of New Zealand. North Island chapters can be found in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Hawkes Bay and Wellington. South Island chapters include Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast and Canterbury.
The Clubs founders are Terry Williams and Les Oxnam.
The Clubs inaugural chapter is the Wanganui chapter with the Club’s constitution giving recognition and acknowledgement to the original members of the Wanganui Triumph Riders chapter and their place in the Club’s history.
Steve Barclay, Gerry Halcrow, Ralph Tasker,Mal Skinner, Neil Ihaia, Terry Williams, Les Oxnam ,Rat Marshall.
Steve Marsh, Steve Fairbrother, Nutz, Cory Singe
For the history of Triumph Motorcycles go to www.ianchadwick.com or www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/history-triumph-motorcycle.html
Footnote; Triumph Riders NZ acknowledges that any Triumph Owners rules mentioned in this column pertain only to the New Zealand Triumph Owners Club whose rules bear no resemblance to those of the United Kingdom Triumph Owners Club who are a completely different organisation.