November Motorcycle Events

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Biker & Bike’s November 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 November 2018

For many bikers, November means just one thing: Motorcycle Live at the NEC. It’s the biggest show of the year and, as it follows the biggest trade event, Milan’s EICMA, it’s the first opportunity UK motorcyclists will get to see the brand new 2019 models.

November is of course also the month of Remembrance Sunday, an event always immaculately observed by the motorcycling community and with this year being the centenary of the end of  WWI, ride out events are expected to be well-attended.

 

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/

 

10-11 November

Skegness Beach Race

Skegness Beach, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 1JL

They say:
Amateur Motor Cross Association (AMCA) holds its coveted annual Beach Race in Skegness. This is one the largest off-road events in the UK and hundreds of entrants flock to the resort every year to compete over three races in front of crowds in their thousands who line the beach.

Prices: Spectating is free, although there are car parking charges in the immediate area.

https://www.magnavitae.org/events/amca-skegness-beach-race/



Remembrance ride outs
British Military Dispatch Rider, WWI

11 November

Remembrance Sunday rides and events around the country

2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, a poignant time for all who feel it is important to recognise the sacrifices made by those who lost their lives in the conflict.
Each year, bikers mark their respect by holding a ride out on Remembrance Sunday for all those who lost their lives in conflict. The following events take place this year.

SOUTH

Remembrance Day Ride Jersey

Le Braye Cafe, Grande Route des Mielles, Jersey

Meet at 9.20 am

They say:
TheRoyal British Legion Riders Remembrance Day Ride from La Braye Cafe to People’s Park is an open event to all riders of Jersey to come and pay their respects to the fallen.

 

Brighton MAG Remembrance Day Ride

Madeira Cafe, 15-16 Madeira Dr, Brighton, BN2 1PS

Meet at 9.30am

We say:
All riders are welcome on this MAG (Motorcycle Action Group) ride from Brighton to the Remembrance Service that takes place at Newhaven Fort.

http://www.mag-uk.org/en/eventslist

 

Royal British Legion Riders Remembrance Service, Portsmouth

Portsmouth Naval War Memorial, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3NW 

Gathers from 10 am

We say:
The Royal British Legion Riders Branch gather at Avenue de Caen, before the War Memorial and welcome all bikers to join them. Attendees can also take the opportunity to visit the D-Day Story exhibition. See also:

Portsmouth Ride of Remembrance

Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN
Departs 10 am, arriving at Southsea War Memorial at 10.30 am

We say:
An opportunity to ride in respect through this great military city before joining the main memorial service at Southsea. Like the event above, you can also take the opportunity to visit the nearby D-Day Story exhibition.

 

Remembrance Ride Southampton

Sainsburys, Tollbar Way, Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 2UH
 
Departs 9.30 am
 
We say:
A ride through the city to the Bargate Centre where riders will park up before walking through the park to the Cenotaph.
 



Remembrance Rides events
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Surrey Chapter Remembrance Sunday Ride to Runnymede

Newlands Corner, Drove Rd, Albury, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8SE
 
Departs 9.15 am

They say:

By popular demand, we will be returning to pay our respects with our friends at the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede. They welcome our presence and enjoy our company. Meet at Newlands Corner at 9 am for a prompt 9.15am departure. We will take a leisurely ride avoiding the slippery bits to our second pick up point at Runnymede Pleasure Grounds Café (approx. 10.00am).  We will then ride the last couple of miles to the Air Forces Memorial to park up, take our positions at 10.30am and be ready for the service that commences from 10.45am. After the service at the Air Forces Memorial those who wish to can make a choice of what to do next, you may wish to make your own arrangements for lunch in a local pub or cafe, and/or join the M25 Ring of Red Ride (see below)

 

Ring of Red M25

Multiple start points. See website

We say:
Ride of Respect organises two events on Remembrance Sunday, one North and one South. In the South of England, riders wearing red ride around the M25, to form a huge ‘poppy’. If you want to purchase an official Ring of Red shirt to wear on the day you are advised to order one from the website no later than the beginning of October.

Prices: Voluntary donations 

http://www.therideofrespect.co.uk/ring-of-red-m25

 

Poppy Day Parade & Service + Military Vehicle Meet

Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, Stonebridge London, NW10 7UD 

The day starts at 9.am with a service at 11.am

We Say:
Not strictly a bike meet, but open to bikers to attend, especially if you can’t make it to the Ring of Red ride around the M25.

https://london.acecafe.com/meets/

 

Ride of Remembrance X1

The Star & Garter, 4 Lower Richmond Road, Putney London,  SW15 1JN

Two-minute silence at 11 am followed by the ride that departs at 11.30 am
 
They say:
London’s biggest ride out of year, now in its 11th consecutive year, will start with a two minute silence at 11 AM along with a wreath laying service at the local War Memorial opposite at approximately 1130 we will leave to start our Ride Of Remembrance Journey to the War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner we will have our main Wreath lying service once the service has ended we will return to The Star and Garter pub.
 
 
 

Jacks Hill Remembrance Service & Ride Out

Jacks Hill Cafe, A5, Watling Street, NN12 8ET Towcester, Northamptonshire
 
Service starts at 10 am
 
They say:
Remembrance Service led by Towcester Branch CMA followed by The Ride of Remembrance.
 

 

EAST

Desert Rat Ride of Respect

McDonald’s car park, Forest Retail Park, London Rd, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3QL

Gather at 9 am, ride starts at 9.40 am

They say:
The Desert Rat Ride of respect is an annual event to give those whom wish to take part the opportunity to Pay their Respect to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom that we all have today on Remembrance Sunday at the Desert Rat Memorial Thetford.

 

Remembrance Sunday Ride To Imperial War Museum, Duxford

McDonald’s car park, Thickthorn Hall, Norwich Rd, Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 3AU

Meet at 8 am, leaving 8.30 am

We say:
The ride will arrive at Imperial War Museum Duxford in good time to observe the 11 am silence, that starts and ends with a whistle blast in remembrance of the signal to go ‘over the top’ in the trenches. At 12.30pm, RAF Cadets will lead a procession from the centre of the museum site in preparation for a traditional Service of Remembrance at 1 pm. On Remembrance Sunday, admission to IWM Duxford is free to all visitors.

https://www.facebook.com/events/914405255405653/

 

NORTH

Ring of Red M60

Multiple start points. See website

We say
Ride of respect organises two events on Remembrance Sunday, one North and one South. In the North, riders in red ride around the M60, to form a huge ‘poppy’. If you want to purchase an official Ring of Red shirt to wear on the day you are advised to order one from the website no later than the beginning of October.

Prices: Voluntary donations

http://www.therideofrespect.co.uk/ring-of-red-m60

 

Yorkshire Ride of Remembrance

Squires Cafe, Newthorpe Lane, Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorkshire, LS25 5LX

Registration opens 8 am

We say:
Hundreds of bikers attend this remembrance ride each year, setting off from the popular Squires bikers cafe to ride to the memorial at Hemingborough near Selby.

https://www.facebook.com/events/315228289228875/

 

Centenary Remembrance Ride of Respect to Whitley Bay Memorial

Washington Services (North), Junction 64, A1, Portobello, Birtley, Washington, Tyne & Wear, DH3 2SJ

Departs 1.30 pm

We say:
Open to all riders, who would like to ride in remembrance to this famous war memorial on the East Coast.

 

WEST

Unwanted Bikers Remembrance Day Ride

The Dragon’s Rest, St Asaph Road, Lloc, Holywell, North Wales, CH8 8RF

Meet at 10.30 am

They say:
One minute silence at 11 am. Ride through Holywell to Bagillt Cenotaph for the 12 pm service and wreath laying. 

If you know of a Remembrance Ride that isn’t included in this list please send us details via our Contact Us page.

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17 November

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
 

 

17-25 November

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: Adults: £19.50, Kids 11-16: £1, Kids under 11: free

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

 

25 November

Malvern Classic Car & Bike Show

Wye Halls and outside, Three Counties Showgrounds, Malvern

We say:
Not much to go on at the time of writing but expect Vintage and Classic displays, auto jumble and trade stalls.

Prices: Adults £7, Kids 7-14 £2.50. Kids under 7, free.

http://www.classicshows.org/

 

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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.