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About Centre 12

Thames Valley Vultures The Virago Owners Club was formed in March 1993 and Centre 12 of the Virago Owner's Club was founded shortly afterwards, and due to the voracious appetite of one of the founding members, it quickly became known as The Thames Valley Vultures. Since then the National Club has become the "Virago Star Owners Club" to embrace the new Yamaha "Star" Cruiser range. Centre 12 currently has over 30 members, of both sexes in a wide age group, riding motorcycles covering the entire Yamaha cruiser range.

The UK Virago & Star Owners Club is also an associated member of the YCC family, who are based in countries such as Australia, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Spain, United Kingdom & Venezuela. We take part in the four rallies held annually, one of which is designated an "International Rally". These rallies are held by a different country each year including the UK.

At a local level we organise ride-outs, weekends away, rider training, charity and social events. We have two meetings each month, every second Wednesday and every fourth Wednesday.
(See our "What's On" page and "Venues" page).
Why not check out the rest of this site, then come along, meet the TVV, and increase the enjoyment of riding your Virago or Star!

The Preferred charity of The Thames Valley Vultures is The Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance, for whom we collect plastic milk bottle tops, unwanted mobile phones and printer toner cartridges for recycling.