Posted: 21 Dec 2013
After today, the shortest day of the year, the days will finally begin to get longer and we all know what that means - there’s more time for us to be out on our bikes! With this in mind and the New Year fast approaching, we thought we’d take a look at some of the best biking events to be at in 2014.
MCN Live! 28 – 31 March
Fancy a weekend in Skegness? MCN Live is very much the ultimate biker party weekend including live music, fancy dress, great comedy and DJs in evening while daytime entertainment includes stunt shows, trade stands and the MCN Live stage. For 2014 the MCN Line Up includes Queen tribute band, Mercury, Bon Giovi, Lorraine Crosby and Steve Ferringo. Plus MCN’s babes, interactive zones and many trade stands. It’s perfect for the early-year biking fix.
Prescott Bike Festival – 6 April
Head over to the Bugatti owners club on April 6 for the Prescott Bike Festival. The Festival celebrates all things two (and three) wheeled and a key attraction is your opportunity to “Run the Hill” at the Prescott Hill Climb tack. You can also mingle with stars such as Steve Parrish, John Reynolds and Nick Sanders and much, much more!
Bike 1066 – 5 May 2014
If there are 32,000 motorcycles in one place, where else would a motorcyclist want to be? Bike 1066 held on the Hastings seafront is Britain’s biggest free to attend motorcycle festival which attracts over 76,000 people. With over fifty exhibitors, there’s plenty to do and you won’t miss out on the BSB either as they’ll show it on live screens.
BMF Peterborough Motorcycle Show 16-18 May
Another must see in 2014 has to be the BMF Peterborough Motorcycle show. Held mid-may (16-18) at the Peterborough arena the BMF 2014 opener is one of Europe’s largest outdoor motorcycle shows. For 2014 the BMF have an action packed three days lined up, including motorcycle stunt shows, an appearance from the ACU 1000cc sidecar championship as well as the BMF Moped Mayhem. With hundreds of exhibitors and live evening entertainment, why not make a weekend of it?
Donington World Superbikes 24-25 May
If you’re into your Superbikes, 24-25 May is definitely one for your diary as it will be the series’ only visit to the UK, after the removal of Silverstone from the calendar. It will be Tom Sykes’ first on-track appearance in the UK as World Champion and by heck does he deserve a crowd! Last year at the Leicestershire circuit the Yorkshireman dominated, taking pole position, both wins and the fastest lap. If the weather is anything like last year too… it could be a scorcher!
Isle of Man TT 2014 – 24 May – 6 June
The Mecca of bikers. If you don’t do it at least once in your biking life, you’ll have missed out. If you do happen to do it once, you’ll probably end up doing it again. Get within feet of some of the world’s greatest motorcycle racers as they take on the infamous, challenging mountain course. Can McGuinness close in on Dunlop’s record? What will Ian Hutchinson do on his return? The TT has a magic atmosphere and really can’t be missed, but book soon as accommodation can be hard to find.
Triumph Live – 12 July 2014
Triumph Live is back for 2014 and hosted at a new venue – the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon. Already a proven hit with bike fans, the 2014 event is set to go further than ever before. The one day event will feature live bands; stunt riding shows; factory tours; road and off-road demo rides plus a wide variety of other attractions and retail zones. The evening will see a whole host of live bands take to the stage to get the party started.
British MotoGP – 30 August
Don’t miss out on your chance to get to the British Grand Prix this August to see Scott Redding on his British on-track premier class debut. He stormed to victory in the Moto2 race last year, what can he do this year? What can Cal do on the Ducati? And what about Bradley Smith, who had a fantastic end to the 2013 season at the Valencia test.
British Superbike Showdown – Brands Hatch – 19 October
With the British Superbike title chase guaranteed to go down to the final round, the final round of the British Superbike championship at Brands Hatch is simply a must attend event. It’s probably a bit too early to be saying who’ll be in the showdown but you can almost guarantee one of the fighters will be Shane Byrne. Can he take a fourth title at his home circuit?
Motorcycle Live – November
Need you more encouragement to attend Motorcycle Live other than the fact His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visited in 2013? The UK’s largest motorcycle show presents Brits with the opportunity to feast their eyes on manufacturers’ 2015 models for the first time, after their launches at Intermot and EICMA.