August Motorcycle Events

Image credit: Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

Biker & Bike’s December 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.

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Motorcycle Events in August 2019

A scorching month ahead featuring Dirt Quake, Brackley, BSB and plenty of independent festivals. The big one is the return of Moto GP to Silverstone following a ‘difficult’ year in 2018. Let’s hope the rain stays away this year, or at least that the organisers don’t try and avoid having to give a refund if it does rain again, by keeping people waiting all day for the official cancellation…

 

 

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© The Costa Sisters | Camp VC, the women-only event aimed at having as much fun as possible on two wheels

2-4 August (Dates TBC)

Camp VC – A women-only motorcycle and outdoor adventure weekend

Brecon Beacons, Wales

We say:
This event is confirmed for 2019 at the time of writing, but considering the success of last year’s event we expect it to happen again this year.

They say:
A women’s only outdoor & adventure weekend showcasing, celebrating & supporting incredible women doing awesome things. Get set for a whole weekend of motorcycles, camping, ride outs, beginner’s moto riding lessons, skateboarding, dirt-biking, free workshops, film screenings, live talks & discussions from inspiring women in adventure & sports, photography, live music, partying & more set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, in Wales!

Prices: Tickets £80. Glamping packages from £230

https://www.campvc.co.uk/

 

2-4 August

Bennetts British Superbike Championship

Thruxton Motorsport Centre, Thruxton Circuit, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PW

They say:
The 7th round of the Championship is at the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire. Each Bennetts BSB 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: Weekend: Adults £37, Kids 13-15 £22, Kids under 13 free. Raceday (Monday): Adults £28, Kids 13-15 £17, Kids under 13 free. Gate prices will be higher

http://www.britishsuperbike.com/

 

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2-4 August (date TBC)

Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival

Castle Donington Circuit, Donington Park, Derby, DE74 2RP

They say:
The Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival will return will return with up to 50 races across the three days courtesy of the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club (CRMC), as well as parades and massive display areas, with event regular Steve Parrish also confirmed to return again.

Prices: Adults £12 (Adv), Kids under 13 free

http://www.donington-park.co.uk/

 

3-4 August

Llangollen Bike Festival

Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen, North Wales

We say:
Only 3 years old and it’s seriously punching above its weight, this one. As well as displays, stunts and the usual fare, last year they managed to get 15 times World Championship titles winner Giacomo Agostini to fly over specially for the event. And because of where it is, the rides are a cut above too.

Prices: Adult £10, Kids 3-12 £5

http://llanbikefest.co.uk

 

8-10 August

Ulster GP

Rusheyhill Road, Dundrod, Northern Ireland, BT28 3TB

We say:
Second only to the Isle of Man TT in road racing prestige, the Ulster GP is officially number one when it comes to being the fastest road race in the world. Over 50,000 spectators and the rest of the racing circus descend on this small town and when the racing isn’t on you can ride the course.

Prices: Bike Week Wristband: £30

http://ulstergrandprix.net/

 

 

TBC

The Bulldog Bash

Bulldog is normally held at Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8LL

However, in 2017 the site was sold, giving the organisers of Bulldog little notice. On their website they have posted the following statement:

“It seems that fate has dealt us a cruel blow and looks like we won’t get the opportunity to say goodbye to the Bash with grand finale befitting of its 30something year history, We will truly miss it. Having had to wait until now to find out that the site has been sold has left us without enough time to put on an alternative event in 2018 but rest assured we learnt so much in the four years that we ran the Bash that we are adamant that we aren’t going to let those lessons go to waste and we will be doing something else, somewhere else in 2019.”

Check the website below for updates.

http://bulldogbash.co.uk/

 

10-11 August (TBC)

M&P Open Weekend

Phoenix Way, Penllergaer, Gorseinon SA4 9HN

We say:
We don’t normally include dealership events but this one is a biggie. In 2016 John McGuinness and Shaky Byrne showed up for a bit of the pulled pork, there are major brands along plus stunt displays. A number of bikes are available to jump on and ride out, so just tell the other half you are going on a test ride and have a fun day out.

Prices: Free

http://www.mandp.co.uk

 

11-12 August (TBC)

Motorcycle Rider Weekend

RAF Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4DZ

We say:
See, this is what our taxes should be used for more: turning RAF airfields into bike tracks for the day. This 3.2 mile track is made available and has been, “custom designed with the motorcyclist in mind, and features a mixture of sweeping bends, fast straights, and complex chicanes, with something to appeal to every rider… the layout provides sufficient variety to keep riders interested, yet is short enough that it can be learnt and ridden close to perfection within the day.” Can’t say fairer than that, and the non-riders are kept happy too, with stalls, food, bouncy castles (and sumo suits!) and more.

Prices: Riders £65 per day (TBC), Spectators £5, Kids under 10 free

http://www.shawburyriderday.co.uk/

 

Racing at Brackley Festival of Motorcycling
Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

11 August (TBC)

Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

High Street, Brackley, Northamptonshire

We say:
Brackley makes you proud to be British. Since 2009 this little town opens its arms, high street and school sports fields to cuddle BSB race teams, cafe racers, Moto GP bikes, stunt teams, bike displays, owner’s clubs, manufacturers, traders and food sellers, making this family-friendly event truly a proper festival of motorcycling that raises money for air ambulances and blood bikes. Thank you, Brackley. Especially the organisers.

Price: Wristband: £10, under a6’s free

http://www.brackleyfestivalofmotorcycling.co.uk/

 

16-18 August

Bennetts British Superbike Championship

Cadwell Park Circuit, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 9SE

They say:
The 8th round of the Championship is at the beautiful Cadwell Park circuit. Each Bennetts BSB 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: Weekend: Adults £37, Kids 13-15 £22, Kids under 13 free. Raceday (Monday): Adults £28, Kids 13-15 £17, Kids under 13 free. Gate prices will be higher

http://www.britishsuperbike.com/

 

August 16-18 (date TBC)

BMF DAMBUSTER RALLY

Thorpe Camp Visitors Centre, Coningsby Road, Tattershall Thorpe, Coningsby, Lincolnshire, LN4 4PL (TBC)

They say:
Details are yet to be confirmed, but there will be a commemorative ale once again. There will also be a ride-out, although the location has yet to be decided. Maximum numbers for the rally will be 250.

Prices: TBC

http://www.bmf.co.uk/shows

 

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Get stuck in at Dirt Quake (Image: Sideburn – Paul Bryant)

 

16 August (Date TBC)

Dirt Quake 8

Adrian Flux Arena, King’s Lynn, PE34 3AG

They say:
Dirt Quake offers the unique opportunity for riders to taste [dirt track] racing on a world class track with hardly any of the expense or hassle normally associated with motorcycle racing. The concept is simple: race anything that could pass an MoT, in the same kit you’d ride on the street in. The race takes place at the Adrian Flux Arena, a track that hosts the Speedway World Cup races and is fully insured, manned by professional medical staff and officiated by the Dirt Track Riders Association and the Motorcycle Federation. Entries open in April.

Prices: TBC

http://www.dirtquake.co.uk/

 

17-26 August

Classic TT

Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea

We say:
If you can’t make to the TT ‘proper’ this is the next best thing as you still get the festival atmosphere and you still get plenty of bike going hell-for-leather around the TT course. In fact, some argue it’s better – easier to get to and the Main TT doesn’t have the Festival of Jury, where tens of thousands of TT goers and locals alike gorge on a diet of superb machinery, some of more modern than you might realise. It’s easier to get over the island for the Classic TT too.

Prices: Grandstand tickets from £3

http://www.iomtt.com/Classic-TT.aspx

 

22-24 August

British MotoGP 2019

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN
 
They say:
The best riders in the world will compete on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in the race for the MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™ world titles – in what always turns out to be spectacular racing. For race fans and their families, there will be a big emphasis on family entertainment around the whole of Silverstone – with a massive Grand Prix Village hosting live bands on stage to entertain the crowds every night, a bigger family fairground, more displays and a bigger variety of food and drink outlets. And as Bank Holiday Monday follows the race day, there will be a big Race Day Party held after the racing has finished on Sunday evening.Prices: Practice: Adults from £25,  Race: Adults from £65, Kids, 0-10 free, 11-15 discounts available
 

 

23-25 August (date TBC)

Thunder in the Glens

MacDonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1PN

We say:
Primarily a music festival run by the Dunedin Chapter of the Harley Owners Group, there is much more to Thunder in the Glens than a few great bands (Big Country last year, no less). Assuming you can take your eyes off the local scenery, there are biking demos (if you don’t turn up on a Hog you can try one), custom shows and the highlights of the biking aspect of the weekend, mass ride-outs (puts the thunder in Thunder in the Glens).

Prices: TBC

http://www.dunedinhog.com/

 

24 August

The Great North West Motorbike Festival

Winter Gardens Blackpool, 97 Church Street, FY1 1HL Blackpool

We say:
The event has run for the past two years but at the time of writing 2019 hadn’t yet been confirmed – check the link below. Expect classics to race bikes, from custom to service bikes. Billed as the motorbike festival run by bikers for bikers and families alike.

Prices: TBC

https://www.facebook.com/GNWMF/

 

24-25 August

Dawn to Dusk Enduro 2017

Walters Arena, Inter-Valley Rd, Neath, South Wales, SA10 9LU

They say:
Now in its 15th year, Dawn to Dusk Enduro returns to be the biggest and best endurance race in the UK. Taking place in the beautiful Brecon Beacons at Glynneath over the 24th and 25th August Bank Holiday. With numbers rising everyday be part of over 400 riders, 2000 spectators and a wealth of exhibitors, who’ll enjoy the very best of what South Wales has to offer.

Prices: TBC

http://dawntoduskenduro.co.uk/

 

29 August – 1 September

Overland Event

Hill End Centre, Eynsham Rd, Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9NJ

We say:
For the adventure riders and dreamers, Overland is the perfect place to be inspired by and plan a motorcycle trip. A whole weekend dedicated to motorcycle travel, you’ll find author presentations, practical workshops, film shows, travel info and contact boards and exhibitions of kit and bikes. You can even do a bit of off-roading and take new bikes for test rides. There’s plenty of entertainment too. See you there.

Prices: From £60 (early bird until the end of March)

http://overlandevent.com/

 



 

Event confirmation still TBC

Welsh Road Race

Builth Wells LD2 3HW

We say:
Billed as the ‘Welsh TT’ this event has got us beyond excited last year, simply because there won’t be the pain of having to beg, borrow or steal a ferry crossing to the Isle of Man. A shame then, that the organisers have had to cancel the event. As soon as we have a confirmed date we’ll post full details.

They say:
“The Secretary of State for Defence has granted us a license to use the historic road circuit within the heart of the Crown estate & the race will be held on the originally track used to stage the Eppynt Motor Cycle Road Races between 1948 & 1953.

It is our intention to stage racing in various classes, including:

  • Ultra Lightweight motorcycles – 125cc to 250cc capacity
  • Lightweight Supertwin motorcycles – 650cc capacity
  • Welsh RR Zero Electric Race
  • Supersport motorcycles – 600cc capacity
  • Superstock motorcycles – 1000cc capacity
  • The event will also incorporate a parade of classic & exotic machinery.

The event will also incorporate a parade of classic & exotic machinery.

Each class will consist of a maximum of 40 machines, with 2 motorcycles setting off together at 10-second intervals. Each machine will be timed in order to produce an eventual winner in their respective categories.”

Prices: Day tickets from £30, weekend from £50. Concessions and camping are available.

welshroadrace.com

 

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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.