March Motorcycle Events
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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 2019
3 March (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 2017. Plus there will be exclusive offers from the dealers on new and 2016 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 £13 (on the day £17), Kids under 12 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.
British Stunt Championship 2019 Round 1
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, NN29 7XA Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Billed as an amazing show jam-packed with breath-taking stunts, this stunting championship is ever evolving and ever growing, showcasing the UK’s top-ranked professionals and their awesome machinery. The boundaries of motorbike stunt performances are pushed, with riders creating exciting new displays in each round.
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.
MXGP Motocross Grand Prix Great Britain
Matterley Farm, A31 Alresford Road, Winchester. Hampshire. England SO21 1HW
The mighty MXGP lands in the UK for the second round of the global championship. Back once again at the Matterley Basin, one of the best motocross tracks there is, this hugely popular event is a great introduction for both MX newbies and a must-do for veterans. If you can make the whole weekend campaign options are available so you can take in all of the practice and support races before the main event on the Sunday.
Prices: Saturday only: Online: Adults, £30, Kids 10-15 £10, under 9’s free (add £5 for on-the-gate prices). Sunday only: Online: Adults, £45, Kids 10-15 £10, under 9’s free (add £5 for on-the-gate prices) Weekend: Online: Adults, £58.50, Kids 10-15 £15, under 9’s free; Gate: Adults, £65, Kids 10-15 £20, under 9’s free (add £5 for on the gate prices)
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.
South of England Classic Motorcycle Show 2018
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.