Motorcycle shows and events | May 2018

Motorcycle shows and events in May

 

Paignton Bike Festival

May 4 – 6

Paignton Sea Front, Devon

The biggest bike festival in the South West. Has everything you’d expect of a bike festival – and seaside too! Weekend passes £12.

www.bmad.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Into the Valley Rally

May 4 – 6

Home Farm Barns, Sledmere, Driffield

New for this year – heated venue! Camping, drinking, eating, music and bikes. Weekend ticket £25.

www.intothevalley.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Rufforth Autojumble

May 5

Rufforth Park, Rufforth, York

Call 01904 738620

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Bike 1066

May 5 – 7

Hastings, East Sussex

The UKs biggest free to attend motorcycle festival, which includes the legendary May Day run, now in its 40th year, and a marathon rock day. Custom bikes, food, drink, race bikes, music. A great way to spend the bank holiday.

www.bike1066.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Llandudno Transport Festival

May 5 - 7

Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales

Held on the sea-front showground, this festival is one of the UK’s best loved events. Classic bikes rub shoulders with tractors, commercials, traction engines and buses. Includes a road run on the Saturday.

www.llantransfest.co.uk  or details call 01492 517004 before 9pm

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Spring Autojumble

May 6

Sammy Miller Museum, New Milton, Hampshire

Free parking, admission £4, with children free.

www.sammymiller.co.uk or to book a stall call 01425 620777

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Ancient to Modern Motorcycle Show

May 6

Withington, Hereford

www.lcmcc.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Yamaha Day

May 6

Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, N Circular Rd, London

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the DT and XS 650. 9am start.

london.acecafe.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Notts Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

May 6 - 7

Thorseby Park, Ollerton, Notts

A two-day extravaganza with over 500 vehicles on display.

www.classicshows.org

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/search/thorsey+park+york/@53.9585914,-1.1156967,13z/data=!3m1!4b1?hl=en

 

You’ve Been Nabbed

May 11 - 13

The Royal Cheshire Showground, Knutsford

Live music, comedy, bars, competitions and games. Oh, and bikes – lots of bikes. Come along and experience a party like no other.

www.nabd.org.uk call 0844 415 4849 or email office@nabd.org.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Despatch Riders Rally Dorset

May 12

Sammy Miller Museum, New Milton, Hampshire

Navigate, shoot, off road and control. This event brings together the motorcycling community to celebrate the despatch riders who sparked off the whole biking culture.

www.sammymiller.co.uk or www.despatchrally.co.uk or call 01425 616644

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

BMW Bike Day

May 13

Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, N Circular Rd, London

All day.

london.acecafe.com

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Garstang Autojumble

May 13

Hamilton House Farm, Garstang, Preston

www.garstangautojumbles.co.uk or call Ian Sherrard 07836 331324 (day) or 01772 323654 (6pm-8pm) or email info@garstangautojumbles.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Christchurch Arts Guild Summer Exhibition

May 14 – 29

Sammy Miller Museum, New Milton, Hampshire

One of over 200 paintings on view will be the stunning oil portrait by well-known local artist Tom Kelly entitled 'The Biker'.

www.sammymiller.co.uk or call 01425 616644

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

The Steve Parrish MAD (My Adolescent Dad Tour)

May 16

Entertainment Marque, Northwest 200

An entertaining evening hosted by Steve’s daughter Frankie.

www.madtour.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Victory Rally

May 18 - 20

Huntly Arms Hotel, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

Raising money for Legion Scotland’s ‘Voices for Veterans’.

www.victoryrally.co.uk or call 07562 422472 or email Victoryrally@btinternet.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

The REALLY Rally

May 18 - 20

Elveden Village Hall, Elveden, nr Thetford, Norfolk

Charity rally in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

www.facebook.com/events/1868404656821999/ or call 07704 921974 or email reallyrally001@gmail.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Overlord Military Spectacular

May 18 - 26

The Lawns, Denmead, Hampshire

Hundreds of military vehicles will be on show plus reenactors showing the crowds just what war is actually like – from The Great War, right through to modern times.

www.overlordshow.co.uk or call 07768 170445

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Southern Classic Motorcycle Show & Motorcycle Jumble

May 19

Kempton Park, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex

www.kemptonparkautojumble.co.uk

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MCN Festival of Motorcycling

May 19 - 20

Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground, Peterborough

Grab a bargain, test ride the new models for 2018, meet guest of honour ‘Fast Freddie’ Spencer and party hard. Camping available.

www.mcnfestival.com or call 08712 301108 or email Mcnfestival@seetickets.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Elvington Records Weekend

May 19 – 20

York

Who can go the fastest?

www.straightlinersonline.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Rugby Bike Fest

May 20

Kicks off with the exhilarating ride-in to town, followed by bike displays, stalls, children's activities, music and food.  Register in advance for the ride-in.

www.therugbytown.co.uk/bikefest

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Romney Marsh Classic Jumble

May 20

Hamstreet, Nr Ashford

www.elkpromotions.co.uk

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Classic Motorcycle Show

May 20

Coach and Horses, Stevenage Old Town

Starts 11am.

Call 07963 609143 for details

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Herts Auto Show

May 20

Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts

www.hertsautoshow.co.uk or call 01707 3760202 or email neil@hertsautoshow.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Rattlesden Bike Show

May 20

Rattlesden Community Pavilion, Rattlesden, Bury St Edmonds

Call 07809 145820 or email ratbbs@gmail.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Two-Stroke ‘Blue Haze’ Day

May 20

Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, N Circular Rd, London

All day.

london.acecafe.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

MACH – The Motorcycle Festival

May 24 - 28

Machynlleth, Mid Wales

Set in the lush hills of Wales, you can experience the music, home-cooked food, spectacular roads, mass ride outs and celebrity guest speakers.

www.themotorbikefestival.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Warrington Wheels Youth Motorcycle Competition

May 25

Woolston Brook School, Green Lane, Warrington,

www.bobsbikeclasses.co.uk or call 07949 337508 or email bobtowler57@hotmail.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

Bike Shed London

May 25 - 27

Bike Shed, Tobacco Dock, London

This annual show has gone from strength to strength. Bikes, shopping, live music, barbershop, tattoos, food and drink. It just about has it all.

www.bikeshedlondon2018.com  

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

North West Triples Rally

May 25 – 27

Fleetwood Lancashire

Food, drink, ride outs, music and sea front nearby.

www.kawasakitriplesclub.net

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

Slurp ‘n’ Burp Rally

May 25 - 27

The Plough, Lower Arncott, nr Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 1NY

www.beerhounds.co.uk or call 07889 341585 or email duggy@beerhounds.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

The Main Event

May 25 - 28

Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough, Northants

Drag bikes in action at this popular championship meet.

www.santapod.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Bideford Bike Show

May 26

Bideford Quay, Devon

Turn up, enjoy the sun (it’s been ordered) and just hang out. Hundreds of bikes to goggle at.

www.bidefordbikeshow.org or call 01237 239265 or email info@bidefordbikeshow.org

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Squires Café Autojumble

May 26

Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorkshire

www.squires-cafe.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

Pendle Powerfest

May 27

Nelson & Colne College, Barrowford, Lancashire,

250 vehicles on show, food, drink, music and trade stands.

www.pendlepowerfest.com or call 07850 075796 or email organiser@pendlepowerfest.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Cheshire Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

May 27 - 28

Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire

Over 400 vehicles will be on display in this historical setting.

www.classicshows.org

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Unwanted MCC’s Annual Bike, Trike and Custom Show

May 31 – 3 June

The Rockbar, Shobnall Sports & Social Club, Burton-on-Trent

Live bands, disco, trade stands, 18 categories of bikes in the show, flat camping and proper flushing loos.

www.unwantedmcc.co.uk or call 07988 521400 or email unwantedmcc@aol.co

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

 

 

Social meets

Motorcycle Social Meets in May

 

Pit Stop Sundays

Every Sunday May to September

Iron Horse Ranch House, Market Deeping, Peterborough

Plenty of food and drink, a biker only car park, a petrol station nearby and lots of other bikers. The Ranch House brings a bit of real American pie to Market Deeping.

www.ironhorseranchhouse.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Thunder Thursday

May 3

The Leadburn Inn, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland

Thunder Thursday happens every week throughout the year, but on this particular night you get the chance to demo ride a Ducati – in association with Ducati Glasgow. Booking in advance essential.

www.leadburn.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Late Night, Bury – Italian Stallion

May 3

Krazy Horse, Lamdin Road, Bury St Edmonds

On the first Thursday in every month during the summer, the BBQ is fired up and live music entertains.  This month the latest from MV Augusta is showcased, including the Lewis Hamilton bike. Over 18s only. 6pm – 10pm.

www.krazyhorse.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Rockers Rumble

May 12 - 13

Squires Café, Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorks

Classic and vintage bikes on show, DJ and disco, Ride out to Scarborough and back.

www.squires-cafe.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Krazy Horse – Park it in the Market

May 31

Greenwich Market, London

Simply turn up and enjoy the atmosphere. Food, music, cars and bikes. 7pm – 10pm.

7pm – 10pm

www.krazyhorse.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Track days

Track Days in May

  

James Whitham Track Training Day

May 2

Mallory Park, Leicestershire

On this track day you’ll receive group and one-to-one tuituion from either Jamie himself, or one of his other world class racing coaches, with one coach to every 10 riders. A very rider focused day with lots of learning to be had.

www.jameswhitham.com 

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Saturday Night Special

May 5

Santa Pod Raceway, Towcester, Northants

Experience the thrill of evening/night racing. Track open from 9.30am – 8pm and all vehicles welcome. Camping available.

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

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Ladies Track Day

May 7

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire

Improve your riding skills, increase your confidence and have some fun too. Riding the 1.08 mile Stowe Circuit, instructors will guide you all the way. 

www.silverstone.co.uk/track-days/bike-track-days/

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

BIKE Track Day

May 10

Rockingham, Northamptonshire

A relaxed and novice friendly track day. Road bikes only.

www.rockingham.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Performance Plus

May 16

Cadwell Park, Louth, Lincolnshire

Run by Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, this track day is for those who want to improve their riding skills on the track and on the roads. £99 which includes theory sessions, time on the track and also an observed ride out.

www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lincolnshire-road-safety-partnership

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

California Superbike School

May 17 and 18

Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Stowe Circuit

A 1.5mile track featuring eight corners, the slightly shorter distance of the Stowe circuit is ideal for teaching the art of cornering. The fast direction changes make for an intensive and enjoyable lap. The purpose built facilities are handy for spectators.

www.superbikeschool.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

Pro Peak Performance

May 24

Santa Pod Raceway, Northants

Lots of track time and pit space with full track preparation to race standard. Limited to 100 entries on a first come basis.

www.santapod.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

Race meets

Race Meets - May

 

Tandragee 100 Road Races

 

May 1

Tandragee, Ireland

One of the classic Irish road races – in fact, the 4th best road race in the world! More than worth a visit.

www.tandragee100.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Moto GP – round 4 – Spain

 

May 4 - 6

Circuit de Jerez

Watch live on TV – BT Sport Live – Sunday 6 May at 1pm and highlights on ITV 4, 7 May at 8pm

www.motogp.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Bennetts British Superbike Championships round 3


May 5 - 7

Oulton Park, Little Budworth, Cheshire 

Watch on TV – Quest – Monday 7 May at 1pm

www.britishsuperbike.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Scarborough Festival of Speed Hillclimb

 

May 5 - 7

Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

You can watch or have a go – you know you want to! Seaside and chips too.

www.auto66.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Maxxis ACU British Motocross – Round 4

 

Blaxhall Circuit, Woodbridge, Suffolk

A sandy circuit, voted best round in the British series in recent years.

www.mxgb.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Scottish Six Day Trial

 

May 7 - 12

Kinlochleven, Fort William

A motorcycle trial with a difference! It has the additional test of reliability as riders completing up to 100 miles a day for six days over rough moorlands, rocky tracks and public roads. Oh and of course you can throw the Scottish weather into the mix too!

www.ssdt.org

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

World Superbike Championship – round 5 Pata Italian

 

May 11 – 13

Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola

Watch on TV – Eurosport – Race 1, Saturday 12 May at 12noon and Race 2 on Sunday 13 May at 12noon. www.worldsbk.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Wiscombe Park Hillclimb

 

May 12

Honiton, Devon

1005 metres of excellent machine laid tarmac, and in the words of the organisers, “It’s a cracking hill!”

www.nhca.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Endurance Legends

 

May 12

Donington Park, Leicestershire

Classic endurance race and trackday. Show bikes too – lots to do and see.

www.endurancelegends.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Pendine Sands Records Weekend

 

May 12 - 13

Pendine, Camarthen, Wales

The tide goes out and in come the bikes – ridden hard and fast on the beach. The British equivalent of the Daytona.

www.straightlinersonline.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Motorcross Grand Prix

 

May 13

Kegums, Latvia

With the paddock set up next to a forest and with beautiful countryside all around, this is a great place to visit. And the racing’s not too bad either!

www.mxgp.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

North West 200 Road Races

 

May 13 - 19

Portsteward, N. Ireland

This course is fast and dramatic and all the top riders will be in action for pre-TT preparation.

www.northwest200.org

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Moto GP – round 5 – France

 

May 18 - 20

Le Mans

Watch live on TV – BT Sport Live – Sunday May 20 at 1pm and highlights on ITV 4, May 21 at 8pm

www.motogp.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

British Historic Racing

 

May 19 – 20

Darley Moor, Derby

Great entertainment and fab Derbyshire roads to ride on.

www.britishhistoricracingclub.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Wiscombe Park Hillclimb

 

May 19 - 20

Honiton, Devon

1005 metres of excellent machine laid tarmac, and in the words of the organisers, “It’s a cracking hill!”

www.nhca.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

World Superbike Championship – round 6 Prosecco DOC UK

 

May 25 - 27

Donington Park Circuit, Leicestershire

 

Superbikes are back in the UK! We can’t wait. Watch on TV – Eurosport – Race 1, Saturday May 26 at 1.15pm and Race 2 on Sunday May 27 at 1pm

www.worldsbk.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Pre-TT Classic Road Races

 

May 25 - 27

Billown, Isle of Man

Classic racing on the Southern 100 course. Always a thrill.

www.southern100.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

FIA/FIM Main Event European Championships Drag Racing

 

May 25 – 27

Santa Pod, Northants

Britain’s biggest drag racing event.

www.santapod.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

KMSC Scottish Championship Motorcycle Racing

 

May 26 - 27

Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife

With 32 races, warm up and qualifying sessions, the action at Knockhill this weekend is bound to be fast and thrilling. See the super-fast Scottish superbikes in action where only factions of seconds separate the elite riders.

www.knockhill.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

TT Races | Isle of Man

 

May 26 – June 8

Practice starts on the 26th and then it’s all go from that point on. Book your ferry now – this is the race meet that everyone should experience at least once.

www.iomtt.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Toughsheet National Twinstock Championships

May 27

Bevercoates, Ollerton, Notts

www.nationaltwinshock.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

BikeSocial events

Ride Outs – May

 

RIDE Capitals Knievels 2018

May 3 - 7

Edinburgh, London, Cardiff

Definitely a unique adventure. Ride to the three capitals over the May bank holiday and raise money for McMillan Cancer Support at the same time. You can ride the full route, or just a section or two. And you’re encouraged to dress as Knieval (over your leathers of course). Great fun! Starts from Wrexham. 

www.ridecymru.com or email info@ridecymru.com

Map link: www.google.co.uk

 

Road and Race Performance Ride Out

May 9

Meet at Road and Race Performance at 7:30pm for a ride to the Two Boats pub in Long Itchington.

Leave there at 9:30pm and either ride back to RRP or head on home. The Two Boats has a large secure carpark. Scenic canal-side seating area and a bike loving landlord. The food is great and well-priced with a selection of ales for those not riding.

 

For more info go to www.facebook.com

Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/D9VQXvGCRxx

 

International Female Ride Day

May 5

Worldwide

Go it alone, grab a friend or join a group ride. Just get out and ride and celebrate all those female riders out there. Take a look at the website for organised rides in your area.

motoress.com/international-female-ride-day

 

Ride 4 Rescue, The Return

6 May

Start venue: Street Bike, Dudley Road, Halesowen, West Midlands

Registration from 11am and finishes at The Bay Horse, Hartlebury Road, Stourpoint on Seven. A BBQ and music will welcome you. Get involved and raise money for these beautiful dogs.

www.happystaffierescue.org.uk or call 01299 513006 or email events@happystaffierescue.org.uk

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

 

Hastings May Day Run

May 7

Locksbottom, Kent

The 40th May Day run is set to be a stonker. Over 70 traders and exhibitors and thousands of bikes.

www.bike1066.com

www.google.co.uk/maps 

 

Jeff Mountjoy’s Big Ride Out

12 May

Paulton Rovers Football Club, Bristol

Charity event raising money for Dorothy House Hospice and The Blood Bikes. 11am meet with 1pm start.

www.facebook.com

call 01761 417487 or email dkloader3@gmail.com

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

InSpire Ride

May 13

International Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Hill, Lincoln,

A new motorcycle charity event. Ride to the Command Centre by whichever route you choose, aiming to be there between 10am and 12noon. £10 donation per bike, raising money for three great charities.

https://inspirelincoln.org.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Ridethecounty

May 19

Oxford Products, Witney, Oxfordshire

A treasure hunt! Twenty clues over six counties. Choose how many clues you’ll search for or how many miles you’ll ride. Finishes at Brize Norton with a BBQ. All for charity of course.

www.ridethecounty.org.uk or email info@ridethecounty.org.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run

May 20

Starts at Hertfordshire Constabulary, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden city.

Register from 8.30am and leaves at 10am. Finishes at the North Weald Family Fun Day, North Weald Airfield, Epping, Hertfordshire. Learners welcome. Standard ticket £10.

www.ehaat.org/events

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Breast Way Round

May 25 – 17

Ride just under 500 miles around Scotland while raising money for charity. Men welcome! Starts at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock.

http://breastwayround.co.uk

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Margate Meltdown Run

May 28

Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, N Circular Rd, London

10.30am start. Bands and DJ at the finish.

london.acecafe.com or Tel 07963 609143

www.google.co.uk/maps

 

 

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