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

Camp VC

Brecon Beacons, Wales

We say:
A women-only motorcycle and outdoor adventure weekend. 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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Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza will feature over 300 bikes

2-4 August

45th Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester, GL7 6HU

They say:
The Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage their Annual Show is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK. One of the largest displays is the Motorcycle section which will feature over 300 entries representing manufacturers from England, Italy, Japan, India, the USA and other countries. Among the marques on display are Honda, Yamaha, Harley Davidson, Moto Guzzi, HRD, AGS, James, Triumph, Royal Enfield, Rudge, Baker, BMW, Norton, Velocette, BSA, Panther, Francis Barnett, Matchless and Greeves. There will also be an abundance of Lambretta’s to celebrate the mods and rockers era.

Prices: Fri: Adult £7, junior £4. Sat or Sun: Adult: £10, junior £5
Weekender (Fri- Sun) Adult: £15, junior: £8
Family Weekender ticket (2 x adults, 2 x junior) for all three days: £35
Children under 5 years old go free.

https://www.glosvintageextravaganza.co.uk/

 

3-4 August

Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival

Donington Park 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 Motorcycle Festival

Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen, North Wales

We say:
Only a few years old and LlanFest seriously punches above its weight. As well as displays, stunts and the usual fare from traders, recent years’ highlights have included visits from biking royalty like 15 times World Championship titles winner Giacomo Agostini. This year sees an increase in adventure and Round The World travel writers plus there is the opportunity to have some fun on the nearby Horseshoe Pass.

Prices: Adult £10 online, £12 gate, Kids now free

http://llanbikefest.co.uk

 

4 August

Coast-to-Coast for Forces 2019

Blue Reef Aquarium, Grand Parade, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4JF

We say:
A motorcycle ride from Tynemouth seafront to Allonby seafront in aid of The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Combat Stress. The ride is organised by a former serviceman who has been helped by both charities. The event opens with registration from 8.00am for a 10.30am ride out start, with charity stalls ready to take your donations – all bikes and trikes welcome. The ride itself should take around two and a half hours, with fuel and leg stretches stops built in along the way.

Donations: £5 per rider, £5 per pillion.

https://www.facebook.com/events/blue-reef-aquarium/coast-to-coast-for-forces-2019/2360954374141798/

 

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/



 

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

 

9-10 August

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/

 

10-11 August

The 2019 Heritage Sprint

Betteshanger Country Park, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF

We say:
A series of classic bike sprints with road and race categories, plus club displays and trade stands. This year there will also be celebrity appearances and e-bike demonstrations, as well as family-orientated activities, live music and food. Camping is available if you want to make a weekend of it and the Kent Mining Heritage Centre is also on site.

Prices: TBC

https://www.facebook.com/Star-Classic-215487262554433/

 

11 August

57th Graham Walker Memorial Run

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZN

They say:
Introduced in 1962 this event is run in memory of Graham Walker (1896-1962) who was for many years Sunbeam Club Chairman and later President. Earlier he had been a leading Norton, Sunbeam and Rudge works rider winning the 1928 Ulster Grand Prix and 1931 IoM Lightweight TT. For veteran, vintage and post vintage (pre-1940) machines. This is an ideal event for riders of veteran motorcycles or for those first starting out with a vintage or post vintage motorcycle due to the flat countryside. Awards are presented by his son Murray Walker or Lord Montagu, both Vice Presidents of the SMCC.

Prices: Free to spectators

http://sunbeam-mcc.co.uk/events/

 

 

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

BMF Dambuster Rally

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

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

 

 



August Motorcycle events
Hawkenbury Kickstart in Kent

16-17 August

Hawkenbury Kickstart

The Hawkenbury, Hawkenbury Road, Hawkenbury, Staplehurst, Kent, TN12 0DZ

They say:
Building on the ever-popular Kawasaki Triples weekend, Kickstart widens the bikes to other Japanese bikes, Italian scooters and any classics from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. For just £2 enter your bike in the competitions for the best two-stroke, best four-stroke, best scooter, best original bike and best-modified bike. There is also a bike jumble, live band, food and weekend camping available (must be pre-booked).

Prices: Camping £10 per pitch

https://www.thehawkenbury.com/kickstart

 

17 August

The Bristol Bike Show

St Nicholas Market, Bristol, BS1 1HT

We say:
Each year Bristol’s Old City area is taken over by the motorcycling community with this free event run by volunteers. As well as motorcycle club displays, trade stands and representatives from a range of motorcycle organisations attending there are live bands playing throughout the day. Anyone can park up and show their ride: There is no need to book in advance – just turn up before 10 am on the day, and go to the control point to register. If you don’t want to display there is ample free parking – just follow the marshals.

Free to attend

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheBristolBikeShow/about/?ref=page_internal

 

17-18 August

Ocean City Motorcycle Festival

Plymouth Hoe Promenade, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PJ

We say:
A repeat of last year’s hugely successful festival of bikes on display, trade stands (including local dealers, food outlets and activities for kids. The follow day sees a mass ride-out to the event, listed below.

Free to attend

https://www.facebook.com/oceancitymotorcyclefestival

 

18 August

Plymouth Megaride 25th Anniversary

Start point (9.00am to 11.30am): Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Ivybridge, Plymouth, Devon, PL21 9ER

They say:
Now officially part of the Ocean City Motorcycle Festival, the MegaRide™ is now one of the UK’s largest charity motorcycle ride outs, with thousands of motorcyclists taking part, not including the pillion passengers or the vast number of spectators that show up on the day for the ride to Plymouth Hoe where the bikers are greeted with a huge array of trade stands, catering stands, live music and even fair rides for the kids.

Prices: Riders are asked for a minimum £5 charity donation

https://www.plymouthmegaride.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
 

 

23-26 August

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

Bolney Vintage and Summer Pioneer runs

Saturday: Motorcycle Workshop, Bolney, Nr Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH17 5PY
Sunday: Verralls, The Old Forge, Quicks Yard, High Street, Handcross, West Sussex RH17 6BJ

They say:
Bolney is a new summer event run in conjunction with Sunday’s Summer Pioneer Run enabling riders to enjoy a vintage event on the Saturday followed by a Sunday ride out on veterans.

Prices: Free for spectators

http://sunbeam-mcc.co.uk/events/

 

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/

 

25 August

Cheshire Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9JY

We say:
The Cheshire Classic Car and Motorcycle Show is held over three months each summer, with this the final event of the year. The emphasis is on the bigger four-wheeled scene but there is still plenty to see for motorcyclists, including displays, trade stalls and auto jumble. Aautojumbleevents from Classic Shows, if you turn up and display a pre-2004 motorcycle the entry price is reduced to just £3 (maximum two people per bike entry).

Prices: Prices: Adults £8, kids 7-14 £3, under 7’s free.

http://www.classicshows.org/

 

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/

 

31 August – 1 September

CRMC Classic Motorcycle Race Weekend

Mallory Park Circuit, Church Rd, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, LE9 7QE

We say:
The 6th round in the annual calendar, the Classic Racing Motorcycle CLub’s race weekends are a great way to watch motorsport close up in a friendly atmosphere. As well as often fiercely competitive action on the track spectators are free to wander around the race paddock and get up close to the competitors and their wonderful classic race bikes. Each event also features a parade lap. Prices were not confirmed at the time of writing so please check the website below closer to the event.

Prices: Gate admission £10-15

https://www.malloryparkcircuit.com/events/list/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list

 

Credit: Castle Combe Grand National

31 August – 2 September

Castle Combe Motorcycle Grand National 2019

Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EY

They say:
2019’s NG Motorcycle Grand National will once again feature gripping competitive action (with over 20 races held each day), as well as bringing some very familiar celebrity faces along to further impress the crowds. Carl Fogarty will be here, with it being exactly 30 years since his famous victory here and setting the outright lap record. 2019 will act as a celebration to commemorate one of Britain’s greatest motorcycle racers, the legendary Barry Sheene and his 50 year association with the circuit.

Prices: Adults: Saturday £15, Sunday £20, Weekend £30.

http://bikesatcombe.com/grand-national/

 



 

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.