October Motorcycle Events
Image Credit: Weymouth Beach Race
Biker & Bike’s October 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 October 2019
October’s biking calendar features the madness that is the Weymouth Beach Race plus two, yes that’s two GP circuit Bennetts BSB events at Donington and Brands.
Welsh National Rally (scatter rally)
Start point: Welshpool Livestock Centre, Buttington Cross, Welshpool, Wales SY21 8SR
This Welsh National Rally is a National Navigational Scatter Rally for qualified riders of mopeds, scooters, motorcycles and three-wheelers. It involves plotting a route through the mountains and valleys of Wales. It will require some navigational skills, mental dexterity and observational ability, but above all, it is designed to be an enjoyable event for all motorcycles and three wheelers. Expect around 250 bikes to take part. There is also a fun quiz involving clues at check-in points.
Prices: Single rider £25, Rider and pillion: £35
Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Donington Park Circuit, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2RP
The penultimate round of the 2019 championship. Each Bennetts 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.
Prices: Weekend: Adults £37, Kids under 13 free. Raceday: Adults £28 (advance, Gate: £34), Kids under 13 free. Teens and OAP concessions available.
Ride to the Wall
Multiple start points. See website
Ride To The Wall is a unique motorcycling fundraising ride with a dedicated service of remembrance that provides an opportunity for all motorcyclists to ride as an organised group to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to pay their respects and recognise the sacrifice made by the 16,000+ service men and women whose names are engraved on The Wall of the Armed Forces Memorial.
Prices: Voluntary donation
Motogymkhana National Championships Round 5
Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Bath Lane, Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, LE17 5QS
Anyone with at least a CBT can turn up with a road-legal bike and compete in this rapidly growing sport imported from Japan: time trails to complete a series of manoeuvres around a short circuit. All new riders are assisted to get up speed and men and women compete on equal terms – it’s just you against the clock. Practice evenings are also held every Wednesday evening at Wheels Raceway in Saltley, Birmingham for anyone who wants to get an idea of the sport before coming to the competition.
Prices: Rider entry £50, spectators free
Bike Shed Festival
Lydden Hill Circuit, Dumbrill Hill, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6ET
Building on last year’s hugely successful inaugural Cafe Racer Cup day, the Bike Shed crew take the event up a notch to create a whole weekend of fun. Unlike the shows that display beautiful bikes on trendy plinths, the Bike Shed Festival celebrates bikes on the move – classics and retro-style customs on track and on the dirt. Weekend camping opens the day before the festival on Friday 4th.
Prices: Early bird weekend tickets from £20.99, early bird camping from £45.99
Copdock Motorcycle Show
Customs Tent, Trinity Park, Ipswich IP3 8UH
Lots of stunt action going on if last year is anything to go by (Dougie Lampkin, 2 Bros, Moto-Stunts International), plus a Wall of Death for good measure. There are numerous displays, autojumble traders, stalls and everything else you need for an end-of-season closer, including the odd biker celebrity.
Prices: Adults £10, Kids under 14 free
Shuttleworth Race Day
Shuttleworth Museum, Old Warden Aerodrome, Hill Lane, Biggleswade, SG18 9EP
Our season finale is a fast-paced day celebrating Richard’s Shuttleworth’s passion for racing, veteran cars, and vintage aviation!
The smell of oil and the roar of engines will bring to Shuttleworth the excitement of mock air races and the Shuttleworth Sprint, along with vintage aircraft flying displays, live music, period paddock and exhibits, visiting car and motorcycle clubs, and fun activities to keep our younger visitors entertained.
The Shuttleworth Sprint is a ‘classic’ sprint course along a grass runway. It’s purely fun, non-competitive or timed and no racing licences are required, though some of the world’s finest veteran and vintage race cars and motorcycles will be taking part! Entry applications are welcome from pre-1939 vehicles. Visiting car and motorcycle clubs are welcome.
Madeira Drive, Brighton
Help raise money for heart patients in Sussex by attending Brighton’s largest charity motorcycle event. Motorcycles, scooters, trikes and quads are all welcome to come and enjoy the trade stands and live bands on the seafront. Parking and a pin badge with every donation
Malvern Classic Motorcycle Show & Autojumble
Wye Halls and outside, Three Counties Showgrounds, Malvern
Not much to go on at the time of writing but expect Vintage and Classic displays, autojumble and trade stalls. This event is held alongside the Malvern Festival of Transport.
Prices: Adults £9, Kids 7-14 £3
Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NG
The final round of the Championship is on the Brands Hatch GP circuit. Each Bennets 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
The 26th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show
Staffordshire County Showgrounds, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 0BD
Celebrating the growing popularity of emerging and modern classics from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show has grown in popularity year after year and now regularly welcomes more than 30,000 enthusiasts through its doors.
Taking place at the superb Staffordshire County Showground the event features over 900 traders, dealers and autojumble stands, offering a wealth of parts and spares for every project.
There’s a host of excellent club stands, exciting live action, the Bonhams autumn sale, classic off-road machines and special guest stars from iconic eras of motorcycling.
Prices: Adult £14, Kids under 12 £3
Kempton Motorcycle Jumble
Kempton Racecourse, Staines Rd E, Shepperton, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5AQ
A trove of motorcycle treasure, from parts to tools, clothing and bikes for sale. At least 250 indoor and outdoor stalls feature parts and services from specialists, so you can get a petrol tank hand painted, a digital speedo for your new wave retro build or the latest cleaning materials. Club displays normally often place in the large indoor hall.
Prices: Adults £7 (£10 early bird before 7.45am), Kids under 15 free
Weymouth Beach Race
Weymouth Beach, Dorset
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.
South of England Classic Motorcycle Show
Ardingly, W. Sussex RH17 6TL
Last year saw Jim Redman welcomed to a display of some of his iconic bikes, including the RC181 rep and Manx Nortons. No confirmation of the line-up as yet, but expect another recognisable name, plus an impressive display of Veteran, Vintage and Classic bikes, auto jumble, stalls and more.
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 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.