Sunday 21st June is Father's Day...in case you'd forgotten. So if you're lacking inspiration then let our Top 10 guide be of use:
1. BSB tickets: Snetterton 19-21 June
Race day: £32 (adult), £22 (Senior Citizens), Free (under 13)
After a 7 week break, the British Superbike Championship is back. Round 4 takes place this weekend on the 300 circuit at Snetterton in Norfolk with only 15 points separating the top three in the championship who are the Kawasaki’s of James Ellison and Shane Byrne plus the Yamaha of Josh Brookes.
Can’t make this weekend? There are 8 more rounds this season at the likes of Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park and Silverstone.
2. Goodwood Festival of Speed tickets: 25-28 June
From £15 (13-21) or £30 (adult)
The incredible 4 day event sees a host of cars and bikes from road and track and from yesteryear to modern day often driven and ridden by recognisable faces. There’s a whole host of displays, exhibits and entertainment to keep you occupied.
Tickets are capped at 150,000 over the weekend meaning that at the time of writing, Saturday and Sunday are sold out. Under 13’s are free but there’s always the Goodwood Revival from 11-13 September.
3. Drift Stealth 2 Camera
This palm-sized, 97g camera can be attached to pretty much any flat surface on a bike or rider to record those epic moments on track, a stunning road or simply on the commute to the office. The camera offers 3 hours of recording time at 1080p, a 300 degree lens and wifi connectivity. It’s a competitive market with Go Pro and Garmin among Drift’s competitors but we’ve been using the Stealth 2 to good effect for some months now.
4. Muc-Off Chain Lube – 400ml
Nothing says ‘I love you Dad’ like a can of lube. But trust us if he’s a man who wants/needs/ought to look after his motorcycle chain then he’ll be in your debt for this all-weather lubricant.
5. Haynes V-Twin Motorcycle Engine
Build your own V-Twin Motorcycle Engine from a kit containing over 150 parts. Features illuminating spark plugs and see-through cylinders and a sound recording from a real V-Twin although requires 3 x AA batteries instead of a litre of unleaded.
6. Classic TT 2015 Ferry Crossing: August Bank Holiday
The race weekend of the Manx GP and Classic TT takes place from 29th-31st August, bank holiday weekend. Get yourself over to the Isle of Man and enjoy the festivities. Racing takes place on Saturday and Monday with the Festival of Jurby on Sunday with many of the famous TT riders taking place.
The above price is based on 5-day return crossing for one passenger with a motorcycle from Liverpool to Douglas.
7. Auritech Custom Fit Hearing Protection
OK the standard universal fit protectors are available for £19.95 but for the real McCoy treat your old man to some custom fit protectors to remove wind noise but still allow the rumble of a V-Twin or police sirens to be heard. Once a mould/impression is made of the ear canal, the protectors will arrive within three weeks.
8. Track Day
If he’s never ridden on a circuit then treat him to a Novice-only day. MSV, Focused Events and No Limits are the main players and have access to circuits throughout the country. Hire bikes and professional instructors are also on hand. Then again, there are plenty of other track-based opportunities for the more experienced.
9. Givi XS317 30 litre rucksack
Fantastic quality rucksack from a top supplier with two main storage areas including one designed primarily for a laptop or tablet. Reflective patches, a Fluorescent rain cover and helmet bag are all included along with twin straps for comfort and security while riding. Your Dad will have plenty of space for his sandwiches and desk diary.
10. MotoGP 2015 Season Video Pass
From €79.95 (expires 9th Nov)
With BT Sport deciding their live TV broadcast of MotoGP this season will no longer be free for BT Broadband customers why not treat Dad to a season pass from the official website? Features include every race live in HD and on demand, video archive back to 1992, via PC/Mac/Tablet/Smartphone, watch up to 4 of the available 6 feeds simultaneously.