Club History

Bridge Rats MCC - Hebden Bridge - Yorkshire

The Bridge Rats were founded in 1993 when a group of members from the Calder Valley MCC decided to form a section to promote Rally attendance this spun off and they began to hold meetings at the New Delight Inn at Jack Bridge. The club badge represents the old bridge in Hebden Bridge with the water rat in the beck beneath.

After about eighteen months the Calder Valley club became defunct so they moved into their old place at the Woodman on Burnley Road Hebden Bridge. This being a large pub with plenty of parking word soon got out and the club rapidly expanded.

After the Woodman closed we moved to the Stubbing Wharf and then to the Big Ds diner and bar always on the main road through Hebden Bridge.

With the larger membership we soon began to collect turnout awards at the larger rallies in England and Scotland and the Bridge Rats badge was recognised throughout the biking community at home and abroad.

Bridge Rats are party animals and we started to add new ideas for having fun, policy is if someone has a good idea they bring it to the club and they put it into fruition with the support and assistance of the other members.

We now run the highly successful Rat Pack Rally and two sell out rock nights each year, which brings bikers from all over the area together in a good cause and is widely respected by the local community.

The “Maggot Run” takes members from coast to coast on bikes costing less than £100 and is widely supported.

Meetings at the Shoulder Of Mutton Inn, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX every tuesday night 7:30 p.m.

12th Rat Pack Rally

The Bridge Rats 12th Rat Pack Rally is to be held at Heath Rugby Club, West Vale, Halifax HX4 8LS on Thursday 30th July to Sunday 2nd August 2015. The event is held on a secure site with camping and will feature Live Bands, Late Bars, Good Grub, Disco, Games and more. Toilet and shower facilities are also provided on site.

The 12th Rat Pack Rally event will take place between 30, 31 July & 1, 2 August 2015 at Heath Rugby Club, West Vale, Halifax HX4 8LS. The opening times of the rally are from midday Thursday 30th July to 11pm on Sunday 2nd August. Camping at the rally will open at midday on Thursday 30th July for those with an Extended Ticket and close at midday on Monday 3rd August. The Rat Pack Rally is a camping event and tickets provide access to the event and for camping facilities for which toilets and showers are provided.

There is no age restriction at The Rat Pack Rally. All attendees under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian but must leave the rally event by 6pm each day. Please note that parents or guardians are responsible for their child’s safety and welfare at all times. Please take into account that there may be elements of the rally that are not suitable for young children. Ear defenders are strongly recommended for all children as loud music can damage hearing.

12th Rat Pack Rally 2015 Tickets are available now: Thursday-Sunday Tickets: £18 (Gate price £20) and Friday-Sunday Tickets: £15 (Gate price £18). To purchase a ticket for this event click a ticket below or one of the provided PayPal buttons.

For postal tickets send SAE with cheque or postal order made payable to: Bridge Rats MCC: 637 Halifax Road, Bradford, BD6 2QS. For any further information please call Al on: 07968 945 406

These tickets are £18 + £1 admin fee inc P&P.

These tickets are £15 + £1 admin fee inc P&P.

Postal tickets are £18 or £15 and are not subject to any further fees. Send a postal order or cheque for the total amount of tickets required with an SAE to: 637 Halifax Road, Bradford, BD6 2QS

Bridge Rats MCC Rogues Gallery

Galleries and archives of our recent and past events. Drag the image bar from left to right to view more galleries and archives and click individual images to take you to your chosen gallery.

Bridge Rats MCC Members

Members of the Bridge Rats MCC with contact details.

Andy Nicholson

T: 07821 771 938

Al Firth

T: 07968 945 406


Andy Macdonald

T: 07856 283 073

Ann Dower


Becky Cloxton

Vice Treasurer
T: 07930 691 005

Sharron Cookland

Founder Member - Rally Secretary
T: 07784 866 604

Marc Smirthwaite

Social Secretary
T: 07595 735 737

Mark Harrison

Rally Coordinator
T: 07810 026 188

Lee Smirthwaite

Stalls Coordinator
T: 07949 550 022

Ryan Taylor


Ryan Blessington


Joe Walsh


Gwen Wood


Bobbie Wood


Jack Greenwood


Annie Greenwood


Graham Hickman


Ann Hickman




Laura Dibb


Danny Craven


Emma Clegg


Tony Watkins


What's going on at Bridge Rats MCC

Here is all the latest news from Bridge Rats MCC. We will keep this updated with all the news and events that will be coming up on our calendar so keep coming back for regular updates.
Bridge Rats Mcc Hebdenbridge Our Annual Maggot starts tomorrow morning at 10 in Burnsall!
Weather looks good
All bikes welcome to enter!
Hope to see you there!
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Pauline Town Big Bikers bash and Spread Eagle Reunion at The Station Hotel, Ashton Under Lyne on Saturday October 3rd from noon onwards - it's part of the national We Shall Overcome protest against Austerity cuts and to raise help for the charities helping the people hardest hit and facing another 5 years of this....we are doing a full five days of events, with the big bikers one on the Saturday - Can we put The Bridge Rats down as supporting us please??? xxx at 09:16 pmLike