September Motorcycle Events
Image credit: Racing at the Scarborough Gold Cup
Biker & Bike’s September 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 September 2019
Summer rolls on as September brings us a bumper crop of biker events including BSB, the final round of the Nifty Fifty and the newbie on the block, London’s Ally Pally Motorbike show.
Hit the Road at Haddo House
Haddo House, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ
Set in the grounds of the impressive Haddo House, 20 miles north of Aberdeen, this event features live bike displays, showcases (visitors are welcome to display their own bikes, too), trade stalls and competitions. Music and food also features and of course you can visit Haddo House itself and its grounds, which are maintained by the National Trust for Scotland (separate entry fee).
Prices: Adults £5, kids £2. Display your bike: £10
Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Oulton Park Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 9BW
The 9th round of the Championship is at the year’s second visit to the Oulton Park International circuit. 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.
Advance Prices: Weekend: Adults £37, Kids 13-15 £22, Kids under 13 free. Raceday (Monday): Adults £28, Kids 13-15 £17, Kids under 13 free. Gate prices will be higher
Ace Cafe Reunion Weekend & Brighton Burn Up
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road (A406), NW10 7UD
Three days of Ace Cafe, Ton Up and Rocker heritage starts with Friday night’s Continental Run Ride-in followed by Saturday’s Cafe Racer & Rockers Ride-Out from the Ace Cafe to Battersea park in the centre of London. The highlight though, for us at least, is the Brighton Burn-Up (& Ride with the Rockers) down to the seafront in Brighton. And may we once again remind you, please, no laughing at the scooterists.
Motogymkhana National Championships Round 4
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
Essex Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run & Harwich Family Festival
Starts at Dunton Technical Centre
This event is our biggest fundraising event of the year. Over 4,000 motorcyclists joined us on the 60-mile ride from Ford Dunton in Laindon to Harwich, where our free family festival kicked off. Attractions include; Auction, motorcycle display stands, craft and community stands, children’s activities, food and refreshments and much more.
MINI MACH – Nick’s Big Afterparty
Nick Sanders Exhibition Centre, Tyn Twill, Abercegir, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8NR
MINI MACH is the little brother to the larger MACH Motorcycle Festival held in June. The festival is limited to a VERY small number of tickets and guests get to enjoy camping at Nick’s Expedition Centre in the heart of a secluded Welsh valley. Enjoy stunning views, delicious home cooked food, fantastic live music, a great ride-out and the chance to unwind with Nick Sanders and Dr Caroline in style.
Prices: From £39 including camping for both days.
Nifty Fifty Endurance Moped Championship Round 4
Route 34 Motocross Park, Down Farm Lane, Winchester, Hants. SO22 6RG
This is the finale! 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
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
South West Peninsula Spring Rally (navigation scatter rally)
Start point: Long Sutton Village Hall, Martock Road, Long Sutton, Somerset, TA10 9NT
This is a road rally organised by Somerset Advanced Motorcyclists (SAM) which involves plotting a route throughout the South West Peninsula. It will require some navigational skills, mental dexterity and observational ability, but above all, it is designed to be an enjoyable event for all Riders on two or three wheels. The object is to complete various stages, collecting answers to clues on your travels. These answers and points decide the awards achieved.
Prices: Early bird: Rider £29, Pillion £17
ADRIAN FLUX BRITISH FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX
Principality Stadium, Westgate St, Cardiff, CF10 1NS
Speedway has come a long way since we used to watch it on the telly back in the 70’s. Speedway GP, Europe’s premium championship, comes to the 65,000 capacity Principality Stadium to dish out 23 heats of four-rider action. 500cc, single fixed gear and no brakes…
Prices: Various, Adults from £40, kids under 16 from £20
Kop Hill Climb
Kop Hill Road, Princes Risborough, Bucks HP27 0LA
The brave and the foolish have been racing bikes (and cars) up Top Hill for over 110 years. Some even build soapbox carts to race back down the hill too. This venerable institution of hill climb events has a rich history but the event doesn’t wallow in vintage-only fare – the 200+ bikes will cover over 100 years of manufacture. The car event runs alongside, so if you are a true petrolhead you’ll be in heaven (and technically closer to it if you walk up to the top of the steep Top Hill). As well as the sporting events there is an associated festival, plus food and trade stalls.
Prices: Spectators TBC
Nailsea Bike Show
Ring O’Bells, 4 St Mary’s Grove, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 4NQ
Now in its 10th year, the ‘International Nailsea Bike Show’ hosts a wide variety of motorcycles from modern day to classics from many countries and manufacturers. There will be a competition for the best bike in show and also the annual ‘Cecil Keel Award’ for the best classic British bike. There’s a full programme of events on both the Sat and Sun with lots to see and do, including a full line up of great music, plenty to eat and drink and a variety of stalls and other exhibits.
Prices: Free to attend, please make a donation when you see a collection point
Leighton Hall Motorcycle Hill Climb
Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9ST
Set within the beautiful grounds of Leighton Hall, this hill climb will be a challenge for riders. The track is 220 metres, undulating and at an incline with one 50 – 60 degree bend 50 metres from the start line. The event is open to all solo motorcycle & 3 wheelers for any cc size as there are no restrictions and the event does not have a noise limit. Rider entry forms and race regulations for this event will be available from February. A large autojumble is also held alongside the event.
Prices: Adults £8.50, Kids under 15 £3.50
Scarborough Gold Cup
Oliver’s Mount Circuit, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW
The Gold Cup returns to Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount following a year off and intense negotiations between the organisers, Scarborough Borough Council and the ACU that sees safety improvements implemented for 2019. Spectators are often only a few metres from the superbly tight racing on the only public road racing circuit in the UK which weaves for 2.43 miles around the hillside, only half a mile from Scarborough’s town centre.
Prices: Saturday £20, Sunday £25, Weekend £40. Camping is available for an extra £10. Kids under 15 go free.
International Dirt Bike Sow
Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD
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 £8 (£10 on the door), Kids 11-15 £4 (£5), Kids under 11 free
Classic Snetterton Race of the Year
Snetterton Circuit, Heath Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 2JU
The 7th and final round in the 2019 CRMC calendar, the Classic Racing Motorcycle CLub’s race weekends are a great way to watch motorsport close up in a friendly atmosphere. This being the final round, titles could be decided so expect fiercely competitive action on the Snetterton 200 circuit. Spectators are free to wander around the race paddock and get up close to the competitors and their wonderful classic race bikes. Each event also features a parade lap. Prices were not confirmed at the time of writing so please check the website below closer to the event.
Prices: Gate admission £10-15
Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2019
Barnstaple, Birmingham, Bournemouth-Poole, Bristol, Brooklands (Surrey & West London), Burt St Edmonds, Cambridge, Chester, Cirencester, Coventry, Derbyshire, Doncaster, Evesham, Exeter, Furness Peninsula, Guildford, Hayle, Hull, Isle of Wight, Lancashire, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Maidstone, Manchester, Milton Keynes, North Walsham, North Yorkshire, Northampton, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Solent, Southend, Stoke-on-Trent, Tamworth, Taunton, West Sussex
Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, Inverness, Killin, Perth
Cardiff, Pembrokeshire, Rhyll
The DGR, as it has become known, is a global event raising money for the Movember Foundation’s work on men’s health. The idea is to put on some fancy rags and ride your vintage, neo-classic or retro custom bike around town, get noticed and raise some awareness and cash for prostate cancer and men’s mental health issues. First held in London the event has now exploded with more than 50 rides in the UK alone in 2019.
Minimimum £50 donantion
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.