Motorcycle Events Calendar

Biker & Bike’s UK Motorcycle Events Calendar lists all of the premier motorcycle events (and quite a few smaller and wackier ones) held in the UK each year.

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Highlights January 2019

 

January Motorcycle Events
© ArenaCross

18-19 January

Arenacross Round 1 & 2

SSE Arena, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ

We say:

Hugely popular with families, this import from the States has everything – stunts, racing and a tinnitus-challenging atmosphere. Better still, it’s all indoors so it can’t be rained off. The tours is less ambitious than previous years, but it’s still held at various venues until the end of February, so if you want to see some back-flips, 360’s and actual competitive racing, get in quick.

Prices: Adults from £20.50, kids from £14.75 

http://www.arenacrossuk.com/

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Highlights February 2019

9-10 February

The Dragon Rally

Snowdonia, Conway, North Wales (precise details are released nearer the day)

Wikipedia says:
(Attracts] 1,500 to 2,000 riders depending on the weather and location. The rally is famed for its toughness and spartan facilities. Riders often have to endure miserable riding conditions to attend the rally and, once on site, they are expected to camp without regard to the weather conditions. It is an event held in veneration by large numbers of motorcyclists as a test of stamina and endurance because (in the first two decades at least) it was common to have to endure snow and ice to ride there. The Dragon is often grouped with the German Elefantentreffen (Elephant Rally) and the Norwegian Krystall Rally.

Prices:  Free to watch

http://www.conwymotorcycleclub.org.uk/Dragon-Rally

 

16-17 February

The Classic Dirt Bike Show Sponsored by Hagon Shocks

The International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JH

They say:
Telford’s annual off-road and road-racing show has a tradition of drawing the biggest names and 2017 is no different. Clubs and private entrants will pack into the venue once again, bringing together the most fascinating collection of historic off-road machines you’ll find under one roof, and they’ll be joined by a raft of traders offering everything from parts and spares through to accessories and riding kit, plus project bikes…if you’re tempted.

Prices: Gate: Adults £13, Kids under 12, free

http://www.classicbikeshows.com/event/the-classic-dirt-bike-show/

 

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Highlights March 2019

 

Packed adventure bike
Ian Coates’ bike at Manchester Bike Show (Image: Chris Wheal / Flickr)

23-24 March

Manchester Bike Show

EventCity adjacent to the Trafford Centre Manchester M41 7TB

They say:
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 £17, kids 5-14 £4, Family £32.

http://www.manchesterbikeshow.com/

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Highlights April 2019

19-21 APRIL

BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN

They say:
The opening round of the 2019 Bennetts BSB Championship. Each 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 (TBC): Weekend: Adults £37, Kids 13-15 £22, Kids under 13 free. Raceday: Adults £28, Kids 13-15 £17, Kids under 13 free. Gate prices will be higher

http://www.britishsuperbike.com/

 

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Highlights May 2019

5-6 MAY

BIKE 1066 PLUS ‘MAY DAY RUN’  ‘BRITAIN’S BIGGEST FREE TO ATTEND MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL’

Hastings, East Sussex

They say:
For over 35 years thousands of bikers have visited Hastings every May Day Bank Holiday Monday and now, bike1066 is a part of that tradition. In 2014, bike1066 Spring Opener became as big as the world-famous Isle of Man TT Races. 41,000 bikes attended bike1066 in one day while an estimated 31,000 attended the Isle of Man TT. The festivities start on Saturday with a number of music and bike related activities.

Prices: Completely free to everyone

http://www.bike1066.com/

 

North West 200 event details

14-18 May

North West 200

The Paddock, Portrush Road, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, BT55 7PT

We say:
Not a ‘poor man’s TT’ (although a damn sight easier to get to) but one of the world’s fastest road races attracting over 100,000 spectators in a festival atmosphere with another 2m around the world tuning in and wishing they were there. Along with the Ulster GP, this race week attracts all of the top riders, and all of the ballyhoo that comes along with them. Epic.

Prices: Grandstand seats from £25

http://northwest200.org/

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Highlights June 2019

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/

 

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/

 

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Highlights July 2019

 

Electric motorbike at festival
Agility Saietta electric bike at the Festival of Speed. Image: AshB (Flickr)

4-7 July

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX

We say:
Yes, we know it’s around 95% things with four wheels and you need a second mortgage to do the thing properly (one day is never enough). But if you are a proper petrolhead you can click on the link below and almost smell the exhaust fumes coming out of the screen. The best bit is you get really close to the machines, as you have the freedom of the paddock. It’s that good, it gives you wood.

Prices: Day: Adults, From £37, Kids 13-21 from £18.50. Weekend: Adults from £164, Kids 13-21 from £82

http://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/festival-of-speed/


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Highlights August 2019

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)

 

17 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/

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Highlights September 2019

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© MCN Ally Pally London Show and Indoor sprint

21-22 September Date TBC

MCN Ally Pally Show & Supersprint

Alexandra Palace, London

They say:

After a 13-year break, MCN will be returning to Alexandra Palace in 2018 with a brand-new show that has a very special twist – the world’s only indoor Supersprint! Home of the original MCN London Show, Ally Pally is a one-of-a-kind venue and the cathedral-like main hall will once again reverberate to the sights, sounds and smells of race bikes as they thunder towards the famous rose window. When you’re not watching the Supersprint there’ll be dealer stands, retailers selling everything from kit to spare parts and some top-notch food and drink.

Prices: Adult day ticket £17 (kids 15 and under go free)

http://www.mcnallypallyshow.co.uk/

 

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Highlights October 2019

18-20 October

MCE British Superbike Championship

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

They say:
The final round of the Championship is on the Brands Hatch GP circuit. 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 £38, Kids 13-15 £22, Kids under 13 free. Raceday: Adults £28, Kids 13-15 £17, Kids under 13 free. Gate prices will be higher

http://www.britishsuperbike.com/

 

27 October

Weymouth Beach Race

Weymouth Beach, Dorset

They say:

Weymouth Beach Motocross Weekend is the original and the best beach motorsport event in Weymouth. We’ve been going 20 years and we pride ourselves in providing free entertainment to residents and visitors alike while raising money for local good causes.
We try and introduce new features and build the event up every year. So come along and enjoy the free show, spend a little money at the stalls on the Esplanade –selling everything from specialist motocross kit to hot food, cockles, bakery goods, sweets, fudge etc. We also have a range of children’s rides and attractions to keep the whole family busy.

Free for spectators.

https://www.amca.uk.com/beach-racing/weymouth-beach-race

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Highlights November

1-4 November

International Dirt Bike Show

NAEC Stoneleigh, 7 Eastgate, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG

They say:
The International Dirt Bike Show is the premier indoor off-road event on the calendar and will welcome thousands of riders and enthusiasts looking to stock up on kit and accessories across its four-day running at Warwickshire’s NAEC Stoneleigh at Stoneleigh Park. All of the major manufacturers will be showcasing their latest ranges too, and it will include 2017 models for motocross, trials and enduro. All the fans’ favourites remain in place including live action display, stunts, competitions, rider interviews and more, and there will be new elements to help Europe’s largest event of its kind grow even bigger and better.

Prices: Adult £16, Kids 11-15 £10, Kids under 11 free

http://www.dirtbikeshow.co.uk/

 

17-25 November (TBC)

Motorcycle Live

NEC Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

We say:
The biggie, billed as the UK’s largest motorcycle show by the organiser. As well as an indoor track area offering ride experiences there are outside ride zones, so it’s easy to find yourself on a bike. Stunt shows and displays, talks, bike builds, challenges and special exhibitions means Motorcycle Live always feels more special then the other big shows. All the manufacturers will be there plus masses of traders. A big day out all right.

Prices: TBC

http://www.motorcyclelive.co.uk/

 

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Highlights December 

1 December (TBC)

Santa’s on a Bike

Various start points – see website

They say:
Join hundreds of other riders as we visit childrens’ charities across the country to raise much needed funds.This year we will be riding to the children’s hospices at Charlton Farm in Bristol, Little Bridge House – Barnstaple and Little Harbour – St Austell as well as PARC Play and Resource Centre in Essex. All bikes, trikes and scooters are welcome to spread some Christmas cheer to those who deserve it the most.

Prices: Voluntary donation

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

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