November Motorcycle Events
Image Credit: MCN Motorcycle Live
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.
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.
International Dirt Bike Show
NAEC Stoneleigh, 7 Eastgate, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG
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
Skegness Beach Race
Skegness Beach, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 1JL
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.
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.
Remembrance Day Ride Jersey
Le Braye Cafe, Grande Route des Mielles, Jersey
Meet at 9.20 am
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
All riders are welcome on this MAG (Motorcycle Action Group) ride from Brighton to the Remembrance Service that takes place at Newhaven Fort.
Royal British Legion Riders Remembrance Service, Portsmouth
Portsmouth Naval War Memorial, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3NW
Gathers from 10 am
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
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
Surrey Chapter Remembrance Sunday Ride to Runnymede
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
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
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
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.
Ride of Remembrance X1
The Star & Garter, 4 Lower Richmond Road, Putney London, SW15 1JN
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
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
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
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.
Ring of Red M60
Multiple start points. See website
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
Yorkshire Ride of Remembrance
Squires Cafe, Newthorpe Lane, Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorkshire, LS25 5LX
Registration opens 8 am
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.
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
Open to all riders, who would like to ride in remembrance to this famous war memorial on the East Coast.
Unwanted Bikers Remembrance Day Ride
The Dragon’s Rest, St Asaph Road, Lloc, Holywell, North Wales, CH8 8RF
Meet at 10.30 am
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.
Normous Newark Autojumble
NEC Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
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
Malvern Classic Car & Bike Show
Wye Halls and outside, Three Counties Showgrounds, Malvern
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.
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.