April Motorcycle Events
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Biker & Bike’s April Motorcycle Events Calendar lists all of the premier motorcycle events in the UK (and quite a few smaller and local ones).
If a starting time isn’t shown, please use the link provided to the organiser’s website for more details. All prices are correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change. Other prices, concessions and early bird discounts may be available.
Motorcycle Events in April 2019
With a late Easter this year the biking season is well and truly in full swing this April. Bikers events are happening all over the country and if you’re a classic enthusiast you’ve got a busy month ahead. What’s more, BSB is back!
8 April (TBC)
Squires Egg Run
Start point: Squires Bike Cafe, Newthorpe Lane, Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorkshire LS25 5LX. Destination Malton, North Yorkshire.
Starting from the legendary Squires Cafe, this annual Easter run supports a number of worthy projects and is hoping to reach magic 1,000 bikes number this year. It’s a 125cc-friendly event and is fully marshalled, with fancy-dress more than welcome, as are donations of Easter eggs.
Prices: £5 donation
Normous Newark Autojumble
Possible date: 14 April (TBC)
NWUK – Coast to Coast Charity Bike Ride
Starting point: Lytham Windmill, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 5LB
Now in its 5th year, this is a great idea: a coast-to-coast ride over to Whitby in North Yorkshire, raising funds each time. This year the ride is supporting the North West Air Ambulance Service Charity. Did you know each deployment to take a patient to hospital costs £2,500? Neither did we, so as well as a great ride you’ll be doing good to by paying the suggested donation. The ride is 125cc friendly.
Price: £10 donation via http://www.justgiving.com/nwuk
Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN
The opening round of the 2019 Bennetts BSB Championship. Each event also features a busy timetable of regular support races, including the Dickies British Supersport Championship, Hel British Motostar Championship, Pirelli National Superstock 1000 and Pirelli National Superstock 600.
Advance Prices (TBC): Weekend: Adults £37, Kids 13-15 £22, Kids under 13 free. Raceday: Adults £28, Kids 13-15 £17, Kids under 13 free. Gate prices will be higher
Moorlanders MCC Egg Run
10am on Davidstow Airfield Runway, Camelford, PL32 9YF
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Egg Run, held each Easter Sunday, this popular event raises money for local children’s charities, taking bikers on a fully marshalled tour of North Cornwall. The Egg Run attracts around 500 bikers and has raised around £35,000 in its 20 years.
Entry is £5 per bike, chocolate egg donations welcomed. Event key rings will be given out to first 250 bikes entering.
Red Marley Hill Climb
Great Witley in Worcestershire WR6 6JJ
A classic trial on the Sunday with a four-at-a-time hillclimb on the Monday. This historic race was resurrected in 2000 after its demise in the ’70’s and it has since gone from strength-to-strength and is a classic on the racing calendar. It’s fast and furious and a little bit nuts.
Get all the history here: http://www.redmarleyhillclimb.com/History.html
Prices: Adults £10, Kids under 11 free
Southend Shakedown (TBC)
With the Ace Cafe pulling out of recent year’s events, citing the high cost they were asked to pay to cover policing, the Southend Shakedown is once again in doubt. There are no signs that an official event will be hosted this year but Southend businesses and residents have been deeply critical of the local council’s attitude towards the event, so there may be a small chance it will happen. We suggest keeping on eye on social media channels, including our Facebook Page, for more news.
Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show and Autojumble
Ashford Livestock Market, Orbital Park, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0HB
A true must-visit event for anyone interested in classic motorcycles, with around 120 bikes competing for prizes (trophies awarded at 2.30pm). Expect to see lots of the usual Triumphs, BSAs and Ariels but also rarer Levis, Francis-Barnet and Greeves machines. Lots of trade and autojumble stands plus special exhibitions and a talk from a special guest (TBC).
Prices: Adults £6, Kids under 16 free. Free admission if you are exhibiting a classic motorcycle.
The Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show
Staffordshire County Showgrounds, Weston Rd, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 0BD
A flagship event of the classic motorcycling calendar, the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show is well into its fourth decade and is still going strong. Welcoming the very best that classic British motorcycling has to offer, Staffordshire County Showground plays host to this traditional spring spectacular with row-upon-row of stunning display machines providing plenty for showgoers to explore.
Prices: Gate: Adults £14, Kids under 12 £4
Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival
Ride Out start: Meole Brace Park and Ride in Shrewsbury, SY3 9NB.
Festival: RAF Cosford in Shropshire for the Bike4Life Festival, WV7 3EX
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. Join superbike legend Carl Fogarty MBE in the Ride Out. Last year 6,000 riders and pillions took part in the Bike4Life Ride Out, which was led by motorcycle and truck racing legend, Steve Parrish, and racing legend Carl Fogarty.
Prices: £10 secures a rider and pillion on the ride out. Festival: Adults £5, Kids under 16 free
The Women in Motorcycling Exhibition
The Women in Motorcycling Exhibition brings together females who are experienced riders, learners and those looking to start but aren’t sure where to begin. Commuters, pleasure riders, racers, tourers; no matter what you ride now or want to ride in future, we’re here to bring the best of motorcycling into one place for you! We provide an environment where bikes, clothing, accessories, tours, inspirational speakers, masterclasses, biker buddy meet-ups and more merge to create an exciting experience, focused on women’s needs.
Prices: Likely to be £14 in advance
Unless there is a significant show element involved, we haven’t listed every autojumble and swap meet in the Motorcycle Events Calendar. Likewise, unless there is a hefty bike activities element, we haven’t included many club rallies or biker-only music festivals, unless they’ve got a great reputation. This is mainly a list of the larger or more specialist bike-focussed events, plus we’ve added in the major sports bike race events.
All prices are on-the-gate prices for a single day visit, unless otherwise stated. Other ticket prices may be available in advance, as well as concessionary prices. See event websites for more details.
If your event isn’t listed in the Motorcycle Events Calendar, let us know via the Contact Us page, using the ‘editorial’ email address and putting the words Event Listing in the subject line of your email.