A group of over 400 like minded enthusiasts dedicated to the Rudge Whitworth Marque.

Technical information, modifications and restoration topics are discussed in vivid detail. Surplus and new spares are made available to site members and up to date technical, machine dating and component drawing information is available to download, most of which is not available elsewhere. This site has NO connections to the Rudge Enthusiasts Club (see Home, About this site).

Technical help from Rudge experts...

Sam E Radial is on hand to answer those nagging technical questions like "how does the brake coupling cable attach to the rear brake pedal on my 1937 Special?".

Coupling brakes first appeared on RW machines for the 1925 season and remained a feature on all road machines except the 1935 Tourist and Autocycle until production ceased in 1939. The method of attaching the cable to the brake pedal on your 1937 Special is shown in the picture. It is important to note that the Coupling cable stirrup 74238 MUST be fitted so that the slot faces downwards to prevent the stirrup accidentally becoming detached from the cable should the cable become slack.  Now there's a thing!

(Taken from Remedies No 70 -coupled brakes 1937-9 500cc  - available free inside!)

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Thinking of purchasing or just purchased a Rudge? Started overhauling the engine?

Perhaps I can help? - I offer a free critique service to nut & bolt level for your newly discovered or newly purchased machine.

I also operate a donation based tool loan service to help you overhaul your engine and gearbox and a free gearbox & magneto loan service to keep you on the road.

Part missing? I have many original patterns for load to get that elusive part made.

Contact the site owner anytime on rudging@btinternet.com for details.

Secondhand spares purchased -make sure your cherished spares  go to genuine owners & enthusiasts directly


Reference files, catalogues, factory handbooks, technical articles and much more to download.

Discussion Forum

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High quality reference pictures of original components - is your bike original?