March Motorcycle Events
Image credit: Nifty Fifty Endurance racing
Biker & Bike’s March 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 earlybird discounts may be available.
Motorcycle Events in March 2020
(and every two weeks until the end of October)
Run What Ya Brung
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7XA
You don’t have to apply for a race licence or own a supercar, most drivers who come along will be racing in normal road cars and bikes. You’ll be entitled to unlimited runs and you’ll receive a personal performance print-out showing your reaction times to the start lights, 60ft, 1/4 mile, 1/8 mile times and terminal speed. It’s recommended you arrive before 9.30am to ensure track-time. We can only accept a limited number of sign-ons, so arrive early or pre-book to avoid disappointment!
Prices: £10, plus a one-off signing on fee of £25 for drivers for unlimited runs or £10 for passengers going down the strip.
MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB
Major bike manufacturers will showcase their new models for 2019. Plus there will be exclusive offers from the dealers on new and 2018 motorbikes. Bag a bargain in the Bike Jumble and browse the Retail Village where a host of traders will be able to fit you out with new leathers, boots or helmet. Take a ride down memory lane in the Classic Bike magazine hall where you can find Scotland’s biggest collection of classic motorcycles spanning over 80 years.
Prices: Adults £15 (more on the day); Kids under 12 free
BMCRC SEASON STARTER
Brands Hatch Circuit, West Kingsdown, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG
The British Motorcycle Racing Club begins its racing season at Brands Hatch with a busy weekend on the Indy circuit. 14 races spread across Clubman, Minitwin, Junior and Thunderbike classes plus sidecar action and more. Still one of the cheapest ways to see a full day’s motorcycle racing.
Prices (TBC): Adult day £12, weekend £20; Kids 13-15 day £8 weekend £12; Kids under 13 free
British & Classic Bike Day
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road (A406), London, NW10 7UD
Not strictly an event, but you’ll find one of the largest gatherings of classic and Brit thumpers outside of the main shows and aside from the statutory all-day breakfast, this is a cheap day out. Plus, it’s The Ace, people.
14-15 March (TBC)
NG ROAD RACING BIKE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
The NG Road Racing Club has been around for over 40 years, producing legendary riders such as Neil Tuxworth, Roger Burnett and Steve Parrish. This weekend will be Championship Rounds 1 & 2 for all classes plus Phoenix Open, 125 and 250GP National Championship, Suzuki Bandit Challenge and Desmo Due Ducati Championships. Expect a friendly nature and open paddocks for the chance to see the riders and their machines up close.
Prices: Adult day £12, weekend £20; Kids 13-15 day £8 weekend £12; Kids under 13 free
15 March (TBC)
Overland & Adventure Travel Bike Day
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road (A406), NW10 7UD
Like the Brit Bike’s day at the Ace, this is more of a get together than strictly an event, but there will be plenty of bikes to droll over and inspire a trip or two. And everyone is very, very friendly and like-minded and all that.
15 March (TBC)
Wistanstow Bike Show
Wistanstow Hall, Craven Arms, Wistanstow, Shropshire, SY7 8DQ
Following the previous year’s unfortunate cancellation due to bad weather it was great to see the Shropshire Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Show back for its 26th year in 2019. Guest of honour was former Grand Prix road race Peter Williams. As well as the bikes on display and the auto jumble, part of the attraction is the bikes ridden in by the visitors, which will be spread around the parking areas. This year’s event is still to be confirmed (as at December 2019).
Prices: £3 per person
Nifty Fifty Endurance Moped Championship Round 1
Route 34 Motocross Park, Down Farm Lane, Winchester, Hants. SO22 6RG
Teams raise funds for their favourite charitable organisations. Each team can consist of up to four riders who aim to complete as many laps as they can around a specially prepared Motocross track for 5hrs. Each team are using mopeds and scooters which have engines of up to 90cc’s! These events push the limits of man and machine!
Prices: Four-man team entry £110, spectators free
Manchester Bike Show
EventCity adjacent to the Trafford Centre Manchester M41 7TB
Over 100 exhibitors, including the world’s leading bike manufacturers, this really is the North of England’s premier event whatever type of bike you ride. From the latest models to restored classics, dirt bikes and tourers, to full blown race machines, there’s something for everyone. Over 1,000 bikes on display.
Prices: Adult £15 in advance (£18 on the day), kids 5-14 £5, Family £35.
22 March (TBC)
Ladies Spring kick-off 2020
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London, NW10 7UD
6th annual Ladies Spring Kick off date is now set for those who want to meet/catch up and ride with other local Ladies. Just like last year, a ride from the Ace to Alexandra Palace at around 2 pm and then off to Krispy Kremes for doughnuts for those who fancy it. Dudes welcome to join the ride too..
81sr Pioneer Run
Start: Tattenham Corner, Epsom Downs, Epsom KT18 5NY
The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club founded in 1924 inaugurated the First Pioneer Run® to Brighton in 1930. The Run has been repeated every year since, except when prevented by war 1940 – 45, fuel crisis 1974, foot and mouth outbreak 2001 and bad weather in 2013.
Recognised internationally as very special in the Veteran Motorcycle Movement the Pioneer Run® always attracts the largest gathering of pre 1915 solos, sidecars and tricycles in the World, providing the public with the opportunity to see some 300+ early machines aged between 105 – 123 years old, in action on the road and on display at Brighton, the run’s final destination.
Free for spectators. Full route on the Sunbeam MCC website.
South of England Classic Motorcycle Show 2020
South of England Showgrounds, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL
No firm details yet but previous shows have had serious bike displays going back through every period to the pre-First World War era, many of them historically important. In previous years, six times World Champion and six times Isle of Man TT Winner Jim Redman has made regular appearances and he’s always worth your time.
Prices: Adults £6, Kids under 16 free
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 stonking 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.