The object of the Club is to promote and encourage foreign touring by motorcycle.
The Club’s big events are the tours organised each summer, known to Club members as ‘Partitours’.
Partitours are organised by members, for members, and are non-profit making. They are normally form a week to between two and three week tours, including 10 to 20 members and led by an experienced Club member. Often individual Partitour members will extend their tour by adding additional days to suit themselves, either to experience new places, visit favourite old haunts or simply to make a more leisurely start or finish to their holiday. Hotels and some of the meals are booked for the group, but each member is left to organize their own ferries etc to allow best flexibility.
Some members prefer to arrange their own tours with small groups of friends, or to travel on their own. Information, experience and support from other members for independent touring is available and a key benefit of membership.
Currently the Club has overseas representatives in Canada, Germany, France and South Africa, who can also assist if members wish to tour one of these countries.
There is a full social calendar which is based on the club’s regions and groups: East Midlands, Midlands and Wales, London and Southern, Northern and East of England. Each region normally has two representatives who help to organise regional club events, ride outs and other social events. They are also usually involved in the organisation of, what to many members, is the second most popular Club activity, ‘Club weekends’. These weekends include regional dinners during the winter, a national annual dinner in March, spring/summer Bank Holiday weekends and an always popular October weekend.
In recent years there have been Club camping weekends arranged each summer by individual members.
The bi-monthly magazine ‘Tourider’ keeps members informed of social events. It also has articles and touring tips from members. You can have it sent by email or, if you prefer, traditional paper copy.
The Club’s website provides an additional source of information for members and non-members. The website includes pages on latest news, events, tours, touring links, rally calendar, photo gallery and membership information.
It is widely accepted that the I.M.T.C. is one of the oldest and most experienced motorcycle touring clubs in the world.