Motorcycle shows and events | April 2018

April – shows and events

 

Craven Collection of Classic Bikes Open Day

April 1 – 2

Dick Craven, Brockfield Villa, Stockton on Forest, York

First open day of the year, 270 motorcycles and related memorabilia on show.

www.cravencollection.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

Scooter Show

April 1
White Lion, Baldock, Hertfordshire
Starts 10am, Tel: 07963 609143

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

Pre-65 Club Classic Scramble

April 1

Maylandsea, Essex

This is what it says on the tin – a scramble in the East of England on a classic bike.

www.pre65.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show and Bikejumble

April 2

Ashford Market, Ashford, Kent

10 am start, £6 entry free and kids under 16 and the 65 and over go in free. Dogs welcome.

www.elk-promotions.co.uk Tel 01797 344277

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Coleford Carnival of Transport and Autojumble

April 2

Coleford, Gloucestershire

Held in the beautiful Forest of Dean, the town centre is closed so that 500 vehicles of all types and periods can be displaced side by side.

http://www.colefordcarnivaloftransport.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

Security Night
April 6

Streetbike, Halesowen, West Midlands

An evening of information, news and advice on bike security. MAG is partnering with West Midlands Police and Streebike to give you the opportunity to ask questions and get discounts on security products.

Email cbrown@mag-uk.org

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

Adventure Bike Ride In

April 7 - 8
Sammy Miller Museum, New Milton, Hampshire

Supporting the increasing amount of adventure bikes on the road, the museum is encouraging riders to pop along for a look around the museum and to sample the lovely breakfast baps (served with free coffee or tea!) 10am – 3.30pm.

Tel 01425 616644
www.sammymiller.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

Kickback

April 7 - 8
Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

Customs, modified classics, trade stalls, food, beer, coffee, camping and cake! Plus, a chance to find those elusive parts in the indoor Shed Jumble. Rummage away.
Tel 07758 368072 or email lorne@rwrw.co.uk

www.thecustomshow.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Rufforth Autojumble

April 7

Rufforth Park, York

Tel 01904 738620

www.google.co.uk/maps

 


Normous Newark Autojumble

April 8
Newark Showground, Newark

Your chance to rummage for parts, tools and rare finds – thousands of items on offer.
www.newarkautojumble.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Malvern Festival of Transport

April 8

Three Counties Showground, Malvern

The first full classic vehicle show of the year, incorporating three separate events including the Classic Motorcycle Show. Trade stands and autojumbe too.

www.classicshows.org

www.google.co.uk/maps


British + Classic Bike Day + BSA Special

April 8
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Rd, London

Live music from noon.
london.acecafe.com
www.google.co.uk/maps  

 

Saturday Night Special

April 14

Santa Pod Raceway, Northants

Experience the thrill of evening/night racing. Track open from 9.30am – 8pm and is open to all vehicles. Free camping for those wanting to stay for The Fast Show on Sunday.

www.santapod.co.uk or www.rwyb.com

www.google.co.uk/maps


Prescott Bike Festival

April 14 - 15
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington, Cheltenham

Saturday is all about chilling with electric cars and bikes, a gin fest and fine motorbikes. Sunday it’s time for track action, beer and food. Lots for the kids to do too.  
www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk
Tel 01452 260063 or email
 gordon@bikefestivals.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Garstang Autojumble

April 15

Garstang Preston, Lancs

You can get just about anything at this event – be prepared for a good rummage.

www.garstangautojumbles.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

National Youthbike Blues and Bikes

April 20 - 22
Cabourne Parva, off A46 near Caistor, Lincs
Tel 01522 869407 or email
 elliott.mitch@gmail.com

www.google.co.uk/maps


A Newt in Shining Armour Rally Team Sober

April 20 - 22
Woolley Edge Campsite, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Bands, silly games and Medieval fancy dress.
www.teamsobermcc.co.uk
Tel 07919 846164 or email
 rallysec@teamsobermcc.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

The 38th Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show

April 21 - 22
County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford

The flagship event of the classic bike calendar, this show is in its fourth decade and is still going strong. Trade stands, autojumble, special guest stars, clubs, live action and the intriguing Bonhams Spring Sale. Money at the ready!
http://www.classicbikeshows.com/

www.google.co.uk/maps

 


Brighton Jukebox Show and Retro Collectors Fair

April 21 - 22

Brighton Racecourse

Family day out with live bands, bike and classic car displays. Plus children’s entertainer and stalls selling all things retro. 10am – 5pm both day.

www.jukeboxfair.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Custom + Cruiser Bike Day + London MAG

April 22
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular, London

All day
london.acecafe.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Huddersfield Autojumble

April 22

Old Market Building, Huddersfield

www.pheonixfriars.jimdo.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

Royal Enfield Ride In
April 22

Sammy Miller Museum, New Milton, Hampshire

The annual ride for all Royal Enfield owners, the oldest brand in the world still in production with the Bullet model enjoying the longest production run of all time.
www.sammymiller.co.uk
Tel 01425 616644

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Ripon Spring Classic Car and Bike Show and Autojumble

April 22

Ripon Racecourse, North Yorks

Over 500 classic vehicles on display along with a large autojumble and trade area.

www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

www.google.co.uk/maps  

 

The Steve Parrish MAD (My Adolescent Dad)

April 28

Stamford Corn Exchange, Lincs

An entertaining evening hosted by Steve’s daughter Frankie

www.madtour.co.uk Tel 01780 766455

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

VMCC Autojumble

April 28

Bath and West Showground

Somerset

www.vmccsomerset.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Squires Café Autojumble

April 28

Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorks

www.elkpromotions.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Italian Bike Day

April 29
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, London
All day

london.acecafe.com
www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Velocette Motorcycle Day

29 April

Brooklands Museum, Surrey

Get a double helping of action as the Velocette Owners Club and The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club descend on the museum site for the day. 

Expect displays in the paddock, motoring village and finishing straight, along with runs up the test hill.

www.brooklandsmuseum.com Tel 01932 857381

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Salutation MCC Charity One Nighter

30 April
Birch Coppice Social Welfare Club, Dordon, Tamworth, Staffordshire

Incredible live music from The Detonators and Rock Disco into the wee small hours. Just a fiver on the gate, camping included.

www.salutationmcc.com
Tel 07772 482544 or email
 Nigellast@hotmail.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Motogiro d’Italia

30 April – 6 May

Bologna, Italy

A fascinating race over six stages across the beautiful Italian countryside. This event is now over 100 years old.

www.motogiroditalia.it

www.google.co.uk/maps

Social meets

Motorcycle social meets in April 2018

 

Bike Day

April 1
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, London

All day
https://london.acecafe.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Bike Night

April 6

Jack’s Hill Café

Towcester, Northamptonshire

6 – 9.30pm All welcome

www.jackshillcafe.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Bike Night and Streetfighters

April 6

Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, London

6 – 11pm

https://london.acecafe.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

British and Classic Bike Day plus BSA special

April 8

Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, London

9am start and live music from noon.

https://london.acecafe.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Kawasaki Sunday “Let the Good Times Roll”

April 15
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, London

Celebrating the anniversary of the ZZR1 400 Forum

All day
https://london.acecafe.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Bike Night + Rockers and Classics

April 20

Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, London

Carl Fogarty will be there launching his new book ‘The World According to Foggy’

6 – 11pm

https://london.acecafe.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Rocket III Owners Club Meet

April 21
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, N Circular Road, London

All day
https://london.acecafe.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 


Motorcycle Ride Outs in April 2018

 

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Easter Egg Run

April 1
Starting at Greendyke Street, Glasgow Green

A run to the Royal Hospital for Children to say hello to and put a smile on the faces of the young patients. For those not riding they’ll be entertainment, stalls, games and family fun at the hospital from 11am.

http://www.glasgowchildrenshospitalcharity.org

www.google.co.uk/maps 

 

 

Ben’s Ride Part Deux – The Sequel

April 1

Old Rose and Crown, Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

A ride out to help raise funds to build a centre for young adults with learning disabilities. Music festival, butties, cakes and a BBQ too.

www.leapgateactivitycentre.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

BOMB Run

April 14

Woolpack Inn, Church Street, Coggleshall, Colchester

A run in aid of injured veterans, with Bikers Respect All Veterans Equally (BRAVE). Meet from 11am, start at 1pm. Loos, brews and social stuff just two minutes-walk from the start. The route is around 55 miles long and is scenic and fun. Food and drink available at the end of the run and camping too if you want to make a night of it. £10 suggested start fee.

Email brave7475@gmail.com

 www.brave.support

www.google.co.uk/maps  

 

Five Valleys Charity Motorcycle Run

April 15
Starting from Salisbury Livestock Market
Sign on from 9.30am, start at 11am. Non-members welcome. Entry forms downloadable from website or contact Dave Weston on 01264 364186 or email dweston49@btinternet.com

www.salisburymotorcycleandlightcarclub.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival with Carl Fogarty

April 22

RAF Museum, Cosford, Shropshire

Starts at Meole Brace, Shrewsbury. The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival is one of the biggest biker events in the country, attracting over 12,000 bikers. This year the ride out is led by Carl Fogarty. Slowly hopefully!

www.bike4lifefest.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

The World’s Largest Unofficial St Georges Day Parade

April 22

Meet at Norcutts in Shirley, West Midlands at 6pm and riding to Henley-in-Harden

With proceeds going to Midland Freewheelers Blood Bikes, this parade welcomes bikes, trikes, scooters, cars, trucks and campers. Fully marshalled.

www.1066mcc.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

Track days

April – Track Days

 

 

Snetterton

April 2

Snetterton, Norwich

300 circuit

www.nolimitstrackdays.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Run What Ya Brung

April 7

Santa Pod Raceway, Northants

Santa Pod offers up it’s quarter-mile drag strip for you to have a (safe) blast on whatever you like.

www.santapod.co.uk or www.rwyb.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

California Superbike School

April 9 - 12

Adria International Raceway, Italy

A four-day spectacular in beautiful (and hopefully warm) Italy where you can mix and match the days as you choose. They’ll be two CSS days, a half day of karting and a day trip to the Ducati factory. Wowser.

www.superbikeschool.com

www.google.co.uk/maps  

 

Oulton Park

April 11

Tarporly, Cheshire

International Circuit

www.msvtrackdays.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Saturday Night Special

April 14

Santa Pod Raceway, Northants

Experience the thrill of evening/night racing. Track open from 9.30am – 8pm and is all vehicles welcome. Free camping for those wanting to stay for The Fast Show on Sunday.

www.santapod.co.uk or www.rwyb.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Run What Ya Brung

April 21

Santa Pod Raceway, Northants

Test your bikes performance limits in a safe and legal environment on this famous quarter-mile strip. £10 admission and £25 to sign on.

www.santapod.co.uk or www.rwyb.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Snetterton Circuit

April 23

Snetterton, Norwich

300 circuit

www.provisiontrackdays.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Oulton Park

April 24

Tarporley, Cheshire

International Circuit

www.nolimitstrackdays.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Donnington Park

April 24

Donnington, Derby

Grand Prix Circuit

www.nolimitstrackdays.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Brands Hatch

April 26

Longfield, Kent

Indy Circuit – evening session

www.nolimitstrackdays.com

https://www.google.co.uk/maps

 

California Superbike School

April 26 and 27

Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Stowe Circuit

Featuring eight corners, the slightly shorter distance of the Stowe circuit is ideal for teaching the art of cornering. The two tight left-hand corners always prove to be a good challenge.

www.superbikeschool.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

 

 

Race meets

April – Race Meets

 

Bennetts British Superbikes – Round 1

March 31 – April 2

Donnington Park, Leicestershire

We can’t think of a much better way to spend Easter weekend than this. Stock up on the chocolate and head to Donnington for round one of the finest national road racing championships in the world. It’s fast and hair raising. Shakey Byrne continues to dominate. But will a young gun outride him this year? Let the excitement begin.

Watch on TV – Eurosport - Monday 2 April at 1pm

www.britishsuperbikes.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship, Round 2

April 1

Culham, Oxfordshire

An old school circuit on the banks of the River Thames. Natural contours with a few man-made jumps thrown in. A challenging race this one.

www.mxgb.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Cumbria TSC Toughsheet National Twinshock Championship

April 1

Polesworth, Staffordshire

www.nationaltwinshock.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Auto 66 Club Bike Championships

April 1 -  2

Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire

The Auto 66 club was formed over 50 years ago, and has nurtured the careers of Barry Sheene, Mick Grant and Roger Marshall

www.cadwellpark.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Red Marley Hillclimb

April 2

Great Witley, Worcester

A quarter mile grass track hillclimb for classic scramblers includes a tricky jump near the top. What’s not to like!

www.redmarleyhillclimb.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Moto GP – round 2 - Argentina

6 – 8 April

Terman De Rio Hondo circuit, Santiago del Estero

Watch live on TV – BT Sport Live – 8 April at 7pm and highlights on ITV 4, 9 April at 8pm

www.motogp.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Landsdowne Classic Racing Series

April 6 - 8

Silverstone, Northants

Recreating the sights, sounds and spirit of racing in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, the Landsdowne Classic is a spectacular series providing great viewing and close racing.   

www.landsdowneclassic.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Bringsty Grand Prix

April 7

Brockhampton, Worcestershire

A classic motocross event on a farm. It’s going to be muddy – wellies at the ready.

www.bromyardspeedfestival.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Bennetts British Superbike Championships round 2
April 13 - 15

Brands Hatch Indy, Longfield, Kent

Watch on TV – Eurosport – 15 April at 1pm

www.britishsuperbike.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

World Superbike Championship – round 3 Pirelli Aragon

April 13 – 15

MotorLand Aragon, Teruel, Spain

Watch on TV – Eurosport -  Race 1, Saturday 14 April at 12 noon and Race 2 on Sunday 15 April at 12 noon

www.worldsbk.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

British Historic Racing Club Classic

April 14 - 15

Mallory Park

A huge variety of racing machinery can be seen in action at this event with classes for pre-1948 through to the “BEARS” machines of the 1980s.  The VMCC is on a mission to ensure that vintage machines are kept out of museums and ridden regularly instead.

www.britishhistoricracingclub.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

British Youth National Motocross, Round 2

April 14 - 15

Preston Docks, Preston

A highly contested series raced at some of the best motocross tracks in the country.

https://rhlactivities.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Loton Park Hillclimb

April 14 - 15

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

A beautiful venue and one of the longer tracks. A couple of blind bends and a blast to the finish – fantastic.

www.nhca.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Moto GP – round 3 – The Americas

20 – 22 April

Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas

Watch live on TV – BT Sport Live – 22 April at 8pm and highlights on ITV 4, 23 April at 8pm

www.motogp.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

World Superbike Championship – round 4 Dutch

20 – 22 April

TT Assen Circuit, Netherlands

Watch on TV – Eurosport -  Race 1, Saturday 21 April at 12 noon and Race 2 on Sunday 22 April at 12 noon

www.worldsbk.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Bob Smith Spring Cup Road Races

April 21 - 22

Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

See road racing stars tackle the famous 2.43m road circuit. Many will also be starting their preparations here for the TT and The North West. Improved trackside safety is now in place.

www.auto66.com Tel 01723 373000

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

No Limits Club Bike Championships

April 21 - 22

Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire

A racing series for novice and experienced riders, with the emphasis on creating a fun environment for both competitors and spectators. This event will feature an open paddock, so feel free to come down and meet the riders and teams.

www.cadwellpark.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Le Mans 24-Heures Motos

April 21 - 22

France

Le Mans isn’t that far – really. 24-hour racing is awesome, and the French definitely know how to put on a show.

www.fim-live.com or www.lemans.org/en/24-hours-motos

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship, Round 3

April 22

Canada Heights, Kent

Named after the Canadian troops who camped here during the First World War, this track has been in use for many years. It provides awesome racing and a great spectator venue.

www.mxgb.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Gurston Down Hillclimb

April 22

Salisbury, Wiltshire

With an excellent surface this well-known hill has challenges for all levels.

www.nhca.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Cookstown 100 Road Race

April 27 - 28

County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

One of Guy Martin’s favourite circuits, the 100 Road Race is the oldest in Ireland. Lap record is held by Michael Dunlop when he recorded a whopping 91.480mph in 2013. Book the ferry now!

www.cookstown100.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

British Motorcycle Racing Club

28 – 29 April

Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire

The BMRC is the largest of its type in the UK and organises a myriad of championships including Thunderbikes, Superstock 1000, Formula 400s and sidecars. A whole myriad of classes is running this weekend.

www.cadwellpark.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

 

 

 

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