June Motorcycle Events

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Biker & Bike’s June 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 June 2019

With Summer well and truly upon us (hopefully, we wrote this back in November…) the events season is hotting up. There’s pretty much something for everyone, from classics and retro customs to off-road adventure meets. And of course, there’s always BSB for the nutters on sportsbikes.

 

31 May – 2 June

Ireland Bike Fest

Muckross Road, Killarney, County Kerry, South West of Ireland.

They say:
This festival has evolved into a well-oiled machine attracting bike enthusiasts in their tens of thousands from all over the world. The real attraction of this fiesta – aside from th fact its completely free to attend – is the opportunity to ride the twisting tracks around the mountains, high above the lakes and running alongside the sea, on world-famous routes such as the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way.

Prices: Free

http://www.irelandbikefest.com/

 

1 June

Race The Waves – Custom Motorcycle and Steampunk Fair

South Beach, Bridlington22 Belvedere ParadeEngland, YO15 3LU

We say:
Following on from last year’s highly successful inaugural event, Backfire’s Race the Waves is back with its heady mix of nostalgic car and bike racing on the 1/8 mile beach drag strip. Competitors are encouraged to don vintage and classic gear and a motorcycle exhibition combined with a Steampunk emporium will be held within the beautiful surroundings of the Royal Hall of Bridlington’s Spa. There will also be a steampunk trade fair running alongside the event.

Prices: free

https://www.bridspa.com/events/?eventid=185403

 

2 June

Normous Newark Autojumble

Newark Showground, Lincoln Rd, Coddington, Newark, NG24 2NY
 
We say:
The first of the year’s near-monthly autojumbles at this famous venue. It’s not just bikes – cars and commercials also feature – but classic cars and bikes are the main draw and there are displays of each as well as private and trade stalls. Get there early if you want to grab a real bargain.
 
Prices: Standard admission £7 for anyone over 12, after 10am. Early bird admission at 8am: £10
 
 

 

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Ride out with Nick Sanders at the MACH Motorbike Festival

6-9 June

Mach 3 – The Motorbike Festival

Rugby Pitch, Cae Hafren, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6LQ, Wales

We say:
I know we said no music festivals but this one is different because of where it is: Smack bang in the middle of some of the world’s best biking roads. And Nick Sanders will show you where they are.

They say:
MACH is a unique motorcycling festival set in the lush, rolling hills and mountains of west Wales. Festival goers enjoy delicious home cooked food, fantastic live music across four nights, mass ride-outs, celebrity adventure guest speakers, a pristine location surrounded by some of the best roads in the world and the chance to be part of a community of like-minded bikers for 4 unforgettable days in May.

Prices: From £72, £95 on the gate

http://www.themotorbikefestival.co.uk/

 

8 June

Daventry Motorcycle Festival

High Street, Daventry, Northamptonshire

We say:
The picturesque centre of Northamptonshire market town Daventry is handed over to bikes for a day of ‘show and shine’ displays, owners clubs and trade stalls. Local Blood Bike volunteers lead in rides – for more details of the start point see the event’s Facebook page.

Free to attend

https://www.facebook.com/DaventryMotorcycleFestival/

 

8-9 June

CRMC Classic Motorcycle Race Weekend

Cadwell Park Circuit, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 9SE

We say:
The Classic Racing Motorcycle CLub’s race weekends are a fantastic way to watch motorsport close up in a friendly atmosphere. As well as watching the 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. As for the racing itself, it gets insanely close as the riders rarely hold back on these often valuable machines.

Prices: Adults £15 (£12 in Adv) , kids under 12 free. Weekend ticket with camping: £36, (£26 in adv)

https://cadwellpark.msv.com/Calendar

 

13-16 June

HUBB (Horizons Unlimited’s annual adventure festival)

Baskerville Hall, Clyro Court, Clyro, Hay on Wye, Hereford HR3 5LE

We say:
Horizons Unlimited hold their annual UK festival event which is a magnet for anyone interested in adventure travel. The four-day event features talks and opportunities to meet authors and filmmakers from the adventure motorcycling world plus dozens of presentations from experienced adventure riders sharing their knowledge. There are also trade stands and representatives from tour operators.

Prices: Four day pass £79, Weekend Pass £59, Saturday only £30. Early bird deals and accommodation packages are also available.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/hubbuk-2019

 

14 June

McGuinness and Whitham on Tour

Lordswood Leisure Centre, North Dane Way, Chatham, Kent, ME5 8YE

We say:
James Whitham, will be asking road racing and TT legend John McGuinness about the highs and lows of his near 30-year career in motorcycle racing. The audience also gets to ask questions and for an extra £5 on your ticket price you can get a picture with the great man. Expect plenty of banter. Read the small print in the event’s website page to save yourself the booking fee. 

Prices: Tickets start at £25 + booking fee

https://mjksportsevents.co.uk/mcguinness-whitham-on-tour/

 

14-16 June

Bennetts British Superbike Championship

Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NG

They say:
Round 4 of the Championship is on the Brands Hatch GP 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/



 

14-16 June

RBLR 1000 Ride

Squires Cafe Bar, B1222, Newthorpe, near Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorkshire, LS25 5LX

They say:
This is a sponsored long distance motorcycle ride to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. The event has been running since 2009 and has always had well over 100 riders taking part every year. You don’t all ride together, you choose which route to ride and either ride on your own, or with friends. All routes start and finish in one central location near Leeds in Yorkshire on a Saturday near to the Summer Solstice, meaning that apart from a few hours, the whole route can be ridden in daylight. If you complete a 1000 mile route in less than 24 hours you’ll automatically become a member of the Iron Butt Association. There are three main routes to ride which all start and finish at Squires Cafe Bar. The main Northern and Southern routes are just over 1000 miles and can be ridden in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. There’s also a shorter 500 mile route which also can be ridden in either direction too. This means you actually have six routes in total to choose from.

http://rblr1000.co.uk/

 

15-16 June 

Prescott Bike Festival

Bugatti Owners Club, Prescott Hill, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 9RD

We say:
Famous for its ‘Paddock Specials’ – 100 invitation-only bikes – that you can get close to before the majority of them tear off up Prescott Hill. Rare Vintage, Classic, Modern, Special Build, Custom, Factory Race Bikes, Monowheels, Jet Powered and more. The Kickback Custom Show will also be held at this year’s Prescott – see below for more details. There are also stunt bikes, featured displays (this year it’s Norton), retail and dealer zones and more. And then there’s the best bit… You can run your own bike ‘Up the Hill’. See our preview from Spring 2017.

Prices: Advance tickets start at £10, Gate: Adults £15, Kids under 16 free

http://www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk/

 

June Motorcycle Events Dirt Diggers II

15 June

Dirt Diggers II

Eddie Wright Raceway, Normandy Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 8QZ

We say:
Grass-roots motorcycle racing for all classes of bike – and yes those are commuters, scooters and what looks like a custom cruiser on the flyer! Now in its second year, the organisers are hoping this will become an annual event. Entries open 15th April. Racing starts at 12 noon, food, drink and decent toilets on site.

Prices: Spectators: £5 in advance, £10 on the gate

https://www.facebook.com/dirtdiggersracing/

 

15-16 June 

Kickback

Bugatti Owners Club, Prescott Hill, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 9RDZ

They say:
This year Kickback will be held at the Prescott Bike Festival. Kickback is a celebration of engineering and design excellence which embraces the modern custom scene and the new wave. Kickback is a definitive showcase for rare classics and customised gems; built in sheds, garages and workshops by young engineers as well as experienced professionals. Kickback may not be considered mainstream, or for wealthy city people; it’s a cool and subversive event that champions the offbeat and loves bringing like-minded people together to discuss anything from frame modifications and flat trackers to café racers and clip-ons…

Prices: TBC

http://thecustomshow.com/

 

17 June

Banbury Run

The British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ

We say:
Watch 500 Veteran and Vintage (that’s manufactured before 1931) bikes set off in regular intervals on the run, starting and finishing at the British Motor Museum. Join the list quick if you have a qualifying bike to take on the ride.

Prices: Ride entry £8 with free entry to the museum. Museum only entry Adults £14, Kids 5-16 £9

http://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/events

 

22-23 June

VMCC Vintage Bike Festival Lydden Hill

Lydden Hill Race Circuit, Wootton, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6E

They say:
A huge variety of races featuring 28 events with categories including motorcycles up to 1949 and 1962, Sidecars, Scooters, Morgan three wheelers and a race for riders aged over 50years old. There will also be an off track trade village featuring new motorcycles, bike accessories, traders and a bike auto jumble together with a food court and bar, and a children’s fun zone.

Prices: Adults: £12, Bike exhibitors £6, Camping £5 per night

https://lyddenhill.co.uk/events/vmcc-vintage-bike-festival/ 

 

23 June

MK Bike Show

Stadium Way W, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST

We Say:
Now in its third year, this event held at the Stadium MK features a classic and vintage display, local dealers, bike manufacturers, clothing, specialist vendors, clubs and charities.

Prices: Free

https://www.mkbikeshow.co.uk/

 

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23 June

St Ives Festival of Motorcycles

Johnson’s of Old Hurst, Church St, Huntingdon PE28 3AF

They say:
The festival is an action-packed day with the chance to see some amazing motorcycles, watch live action shows performed by motorcycle heroes and visit club stands, dealers and traders selling the very best in bikes and equipment. Over 3,000 visitors are also entertained by live bands and there’s plenty to eat or drink, making this a great day out for bikers and non-bikers alike.

Prices: £2 to attend for over 16’s. All proceeds go to charity

http://sifom.org/

 

23 June

Seaford Motorfest

Martello Field, Seaford, BN25 1JD

We say:
A general event that features classic, vintage and customer cars as well as bikes, but bikes trikes and scooters are well represented, with an additional ride-in leaving at 11.30am from the McDonalds in Newhaven. The event also features live bands, stalls a fun fair and food options.

Prices: Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/848346308669318/

 

23 June

Barnsley Bike Show

Knollbeck Lane, Barnsley, S73 0TP

We say:
A small, club-run show with the focus on cruiser customs, but there are modern and classic bikes and the odd scooter sprinkled among the couple of hundred bikes on show. Food, bar and stalls will also be available.

Prices: Free

https://www.facebook.com/BarnsleyBikeShow2019/

 

24 June

Cassington Bike Night

The Green, Cassington, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 4DN

We say:
Cassington Bike Night regularly attracts over 10,000 bikes for this annual one-night event, now in its 30th year. Bikes park up to line the streets and everyone descends on the the various food stalls and beer tent on the village green. The event is free but donations are encouraged to help fund the event and raise a little extra for the village’s charities.

Prices: Make a donation in the buckets provided

https://cassingtonbikenight.wordpress.com/

 

28-29 June

Leeds Custom & Classic Bike Show

Gotts Park Golf Club, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds, LS12 2QX

We say:
A classic ‘old school biker’ event centred around heavy customs, running since 2006. It looks like there is less emphasis on bands over the past few years making it more about the bikes. Early bird tickets are normally around until the end of February.

Prices: Weekend £20 (£15 EB), Saturday only £10 (£5 EB)

https://www.facebook.com/LeedsCustomAndClassicBikeShow/

 

28-30 June

MCE British Superbike Championship

Knockhill Circuit, Dunfermline, Scotland KY12 9TF

They say:
The 5th round of the Championship ventures north to the Knockhill circuit in Scotland. Each MCE 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/

 

June Motorcycle Events

29-30 June

Ton Up Day

Jacks Hill Cafe, A5 Watling Street, Towcester, NN12 8ET

We say:
Following the death of legendary founder Johnny ‘Chester’ Dowling, Ton Up Day continues to celebrate Ton Up cafe racer culture. Saturday is pre-party night, with the Just for Kicks session. Sunday sees the now traditional line up of bikes, bands, DJ’s and Ton Up autojumble. Proceeds go towards the British Heart Foundation. This year the event will also co-celebrate the 59 Club’s 60th Anniversary.

https://jackshillcafe.co.uk/events-calendar/

 

29 June to 13 July

Relay Riders 2019

Start point: 10.00am, Ponderosa Cafe, Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen, Wales, LL20 8DR
End point: Squires Cafe, Newthorpe Lane, Newthorpe, Leeds, LS25 5LX

We say:
Billed as “The biggest non-stop charity motorcycle teddy bear relay in the world”, the relay sets off from the Ponderosa cafe and travels throughout the UK on set routes before arriving at Squires two weeks later. Each rider has a support team and normally friends join in their leg of the ride, which has so far raised over £40,000 for multiple charities since the first ride in 2014. All routes are published via their website.

https://www.relayriders.co.uk/

 

Brooklands Motorcycle Day

30 June

Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN

They say:
Join us as we celebrate a staggering legacy of motorcycling at Brooklands matched with the best of today’s bikes and super-machines. The event will showcase some of the historic bikes in the Museum collection, many of which will be demonstrated by the Brooklands Motorcycle Team. Alongside them, latest models will be on display. The famous Test Hill, constructed in 1909 to test acceleration and power, will provide a unique opportunity to see how the pre-War race bikes fare against today’s super-machines. 

Prices: Adults £14.50, kids 5-16 £8, Family ticket (2+2) £38

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/motorcycle-day

 

30 June

Santas on a Bike – Summer Santa Cruise

Various start points in the South West – see website

We say:
If you can’t wait until Christmas to don your Santa outfit in aid of charity Santas on a Bike ride out on the last Sunday in June each year. The summer ride is only in the South West at the moment, but there are still multiple start points – Bristol, Taunton and Exeter, converging on the children’s hospice at Fremington (Barnstaple). All bikes, trikes and scooters are welcome to spread some Christmas cheer – let’s hope the sun isn’t too fierce for those under a few layers of padding…

Prices: Voluntary donation

http://www.santasonabike.org.uk/

 

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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.