Club News - 2015

Summer is here!   Keep those Cottons riding


Annual Cotton Rally, Gloucester Folk Museum - 08 August


50th anniversary of 500-Mile Grand Prix D'Endurance, Castle Combe -  27/28June

(250cc Class won by Cotton)


See "Events in 2015" for more information ...or...


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, Cotton launched a new series of road bikes in 1954.  Every local boy's ambition was to ride a Cotton and many did. In the 60s, 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 1960s, notably with Derek Minter on the Cotton Telstar. 


In spite of its small size, Cotton scored many impressive victories and captured the imagination of generations of Cotton enthusiasts.  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