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.



Scooter Show

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



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.


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. Tel 01797 344277


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.

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.




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


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


Rufforth Autojumble

April 7

Rufforth Park, York

Tel 01904 738620


Normous Newark Autojumble

April 8
Newark Showground, Newark

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


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.

British + Classic Bike Day + BSA Special

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

Live music from noon.  


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. or

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.
Tel 01452 260063 or email


Garstang Autojumble

April 15

Garstang Preston, Lancs

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


National Youthbike Blues and Bikes

April 20 - 22
Cabourne Parva, off A46 near Caistor, Lincs
Tel 01522 869407 or email

A Newt in Shining Armour Rally Team Sober

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

Bands, silly games and Medieval fancy dress.
Tel 07919 846164 or email

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!


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.


Custom + Cruiser Bike Day + London MAG

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

All day


Huddersfield Autojumble

April 22

Old Market Building, Huddersfield

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.
Tel 01425 616644


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.  


The Steve Parrish MAD (My Adolescent Dad)

April 28

Stamford Corn Exchange, Lincs

An entertaining evening hosted by Steve’s daughter Frankie Tel 01780 766455


VMCC Autojumble

April 28

Bath and West Showground



Squires Café Autojumble

April 28

Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorks


Italian Bike Day

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


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. Tel 01932 857381


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.
Tel 07772 482544 or email


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.

Social meets

Motorcycle social meets in April 2018


Bike Day

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

All day


Bike Night

April 6

Jack’s Hill Café

Towcester, Northamptonshire

6 – 9.30pm All welcome


Bike Night and Streetfighters

April 6

Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, London

6 – 11pm


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.


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


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


Rocket III Owners Club Meet

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

All day


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. 



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.




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.



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


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!


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.



Track days

April – Track Days




April 2

Snetterton, Norwich

300 circuit


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. or


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.  


Oulton Park

April 11

Tarporly, Cheshire

International Circuit


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. or


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. or


Snetterton Circuit

April 23

Snetterton, Norwich

300 circuit


Oulton Park

April 24

Tarporley, Cheshire

International Circuit


Donnington Park

April 24

Donnington, Derby

Grand Prix Circuit


Brands Hatch

April 26

Longfield, Kent

Indy Circuit – evening session


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.





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


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.


Cumbria TSC Toughsheet National Twinshock Championship

April 1

Polesworth, Staffordshire


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


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!


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


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.


Bringsty Grand Prix

April 7

Brockhampton, Worcestershire

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


Bennetts British Superbike Championships round 2
April 13 - 15

Brands Hatch Indy, Longfield, Kent

Watch on TV – Eurosport – 15 April at 1pm



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


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.



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.


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.


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


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


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. Tel 01723 373000


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.


Le Mans 24-Heures Motos

April 21 - 22


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


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.


Gurston Down Hillclimb

April 22

Salisbury, Wiltshire

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


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!


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.






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