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The World's largest one-make sidecar club!


The Hedingham Sidecar Owner's Club



John Whitcombe

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that John Whitcombe died peacefully in hospital after a long battle with cancer on Saturday 23rd September. 


John was a lifelong motorcyclist and a member of the Hedingham Sidecar Owners club for as long as anyone can remember.


Our thoughts are with Maureen and family at this very sad time.

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John & Mo receiving the HSOC Merit Awaard at the 2017 Winter Warmer Rally

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Thursday 19th October at 1.20pm 

Barham Crematorium

Canterbury Road




John's wife Mo has asked for family flowers only but should anyone wish to donate in John's memory then one of the three options are suggested:

Royal Marsden Hospital Cancer Charity

On line via:

or by cheque made payable to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and send to: The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Fulham Road, London, SW3 6JJ.


Air Ambulance

There are a number of regional options

Your own local cancer charity


YouTube video - Hedingham Tour of Scotland

HSOC member Colin Hunter has posted an intersteing video of his 2022 Scottsih tour on his Harley/SS rig. Well worth a look - enjoy:

Unit Sidecars - Full History

The full history of Unit Sidecars is now available for download here:

Unit Sidecars History V1.1
Click here to download

Our sincere thanks go to our Newsletter Editor Anne Townley for her all the research and scribing that has gone into this document and also to the many contributors.

Keith Wash Sadly Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we report Keith Wash, Mr Hedingham, passed away in early December shortly after his 90th birthday. Keith founded Unit Sidecars and ran the business for many years and during that time was responsible for the deisgn and development of all the Hedingham sidecar models. He will be sadly missed and we offer our sincere condolences to Ann and his family at this difficult time. 


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The club's GDPR Poicy document can be downloaded below. Any questions should be directed to the club's GDPR officer at:

HSOC Data Protection Policy V1.0
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