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Crossbow Calendars PO Box 71, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9SH, United Kingdom.

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The Crossbow Calendar:
2018 will mark the 32nd edition of the calendar, and althrough no firm decision has been made, it may be the final one..
As you may know Vic Barnes our photographer died in Febuary this year & although Vic had retired after the 2011 calendar, this has had a big impact on us.
There are also family reasons to retired as John Winthrope now has 4 Grand Children & is 70 years of age, & although he has been semi-ritired for 3 years, these two factors, have had a big impact on him.
Should John choose to retire then the calendar will retire with him, as he knows if he were to sell the calendar rights, he would not like what a new publisher might do with the product.
As we say no firm decision has been made yet, but when it is, we will post the details here.

When John started the calendar he looked at as a bit of fun, he never thought for one minute it would go on to become the best known calendar in the biking world, and still be published all these years later.

During it's life he has worked with most of the top page 3 models, and found some amazing bikes to include in the calendar, 384 stunning motorcycles, Race Bikes, Streetfighters, sports bikes & classics.
Does he have a favourite, well a Vincent special pictured at "The Vic" bikers pub in coalville ranks as one of his fav's, as to models, well the first Crossbow Calendar girl, Tracy Neve, who was followeded by Debbee Ashby, but there have been so many, 138 in total it is very hard to say.

Call back soon to check out our news blog and details of the 2018 Crossbow Calendar.


About Us

About Us
Crossbow was established in December 1979, and has been trading in the motorcycle market ever since. This year marks our 36th year in business. In the early 80's we were known for our range of twin headlight fairings and bodywork known as "Crossbow Equipe" with a retail shop in Haydons Road, Wimbledon, and traded there until 1987.
At this point we decided to become a mail order company and promote our products by exhibiting at Motorcycle Shows, firstly just in the UK, then Europe and finally in the USA as well.
Our next developement was to enter the world of the motorcycle GP's in 1989 with official merchandise for Nial McKenzie and Wayne Rainey.The t-shirt range was expanded with the addition of Official Mick Doohan, Barry Sheene, Kenny Roberts, Luca Cadalora, etc.
We traveled the world representing these riders until 1994, but following Wayne Rainey's tragic accident at the end of 1993, our heart was not in it and we withdrew from the GP's mid 1994.
We then decidied to concentrate on the publishing side of the business and continue with the bike shows, finally retiring from the shows in May 2014, by which time we had exhibited at over 1500 bike shows and events.
We are now an online & mobile business, and having sold the artwork side 10 years ago, and the pin badge business in 2014, we are now enjoying running the publishing side.

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