In the UK, members are allocated to one of 28 Centres on joining, based on their home address; but all members are entitled – and most welcome - to attend events organised by any Centre. Most Centres meet regularly, typically once or twice a month. These meetings may be simple gatherings for a chat, talks or demonstrations, or involve a ride around a planned route or to a place of interest. Centre activities are managed by a Centre Secretary and other committee members and annual programmes are often produced; new members are strongly encouraged to contact their Centre Secretary to ensure they receive all available information. The VOC is usually represented at the main classic motorcycle shows and events, and holds an annual National rally over a weekend each summer. Details of Centre events are published in "Fishtail".
Members receive eight issues of the club journal, Fishtail, each year. Fishtail, widely recognised as one of the best motorcycle club magazines available, contains a variety of technical features, maintenance hints and tips, news, Centre reports, advertisements for bikes and parts for sale and a concise diary of forthcoming events. The Editor welcomes contributions from members.
The club’s Technical Secretary is available to provide free advice to members, who also have access to several specialists with particular experience of certain models. The VOC also offers a factory despatch book record service whereby, for a small fee, members can obtain a certified copy of the original factory records for some, but not all, machines. More information on this service can be found here
. The club is accredited by the DVLA and can assist with getting unregistered Velocettes back on the road in the UK.