Club News - 2015

What's On

 

Annual Cotton Rally, Gloucester Folk Museum - TBA (Aug)

 

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Question for March: What you would like to see on this site.

 

Updated: Check out the new page under Cotton Motorcycle History - The Rotax Era

 

Welcome to the Cotton Owners and Enthusiasts Club website.  

 

In Gloucester during the 1920s Cotton was 'the bike' and Willoughby Cotton was the man. The legendary Stanley Woods and star factory rider Fred Morgan were victorious at the Isle of Man TTs. The success of Cotton's triangulated frame was assured. After the Second World War every local boy's ambition was to ride a Cotton and many did. The company branched out and made both road and off road bikes.  The Villiers-engined competition bikes including the road racers, scramblers and the trials bikes were especially successful through the mid to late 1960s, with names like Derek Minter at the controls. 

 

In spite of its small size and perpetual underdog status in the face of larger, more famous marques, Cotton always seemed to find a way to capture the imagination, as well as tally many impressive victories.  Cotton lasted until the 1980s, marking over 60 years of motorcycle production.  This website is dedicated to the growing number of Cotton enthusiasts everywhere. 

 


75th anniversary re-enactment of the day Cotton achieved

12 World Records

Eric Fernihough and Charles Mortimer - Brooklands 11 October 1935