2019’s NG Motorcycle Grand National will once again feature gripping competitive action (with over 20 races held each day), as well as bringing some very familiar celebrity faces along to further impress the crowds. Carl Fogarty will be here, with it being exactly 30 years since his famous victory here and setting the outright lap record. 2019 will act as a celebration to commemorate one of Britain’s greatest motorcycle racers, the legendary Barry Sheene and his 50 year association with the circuit.
Mallory Park Circuit, Church Rd, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, LE9 7QE
The 6th round in the annual calendar, the Classic Racing Motorcycle CLub’s race weekends are a great way to watch motorsport close up in a friendly atmosphere. As well as often fiercely competitive action on the track 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.
The second of the three Cheshire Classic held over three months each summer, with the final event held in August. Four-wheeled vehicles dominate but there is still plenty to see for those of us into two wheels, including displays, trade stalls and autojumble. As with all events from Classic Shows, if you turn up and display a pre-2004 motorcycle the entry price is reduced to just £3 (maximum two people per bike entry).
Prices: Prices: Adults £8, kids 7-14 £3, under 7’s free.
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road (A406), NW10 7UD
Yet again, one of these little Ace days creeps in and once again there’s a bloody good reason. Apart from a museum, where else are you going to see a ton of original Z900’s, CB400’s, 550’s and 750’s, Z650’s (got one, thanks) GT 750’s, GS’s, RD’s,XS’s, Fizzie’s and the rest? And that’s just the Jap stuff. They’ll be Bonnie’s, Tridents, Tigers…
South of England Showgrounds, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL
No firm details yet but previous shows have had serious bike displays going back through every period to the pre-First World War era, many of them historically important. In previous years, six times World Champion and six times Isle of Man TT Winner Jim Redman has made regular appearances and he’s always worth your time.
The 6th round of the Championship is at the Snetterton 300 circuit near Norwich. 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
27-28 APRIL - THE CAROLE NASH INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Staffordshire County Showgrounds, Weston Rd, Stafford, ST18 0BD
A flagship event of the classic motorcycling calendar, the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show is well into its fourth decade and is still going strong. Welcoming the very best that classic British motorcycling has to offer, Staffordshire County Showground plays host to this traditional spring spectacular with row-upon-row of stunning display machines providing plenty for showgoers to explore.
28 APRIL - BIKE4LIFE RIDE OUT AND FESTIVAL
Ride Out start: Meole Brace Park and Ride in Shrewsbury, SY3 9NB.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival is one of the biggest biker events in the country, attracting over 12,000 bikers. Join superbike legend Carl Fogarty MBE in the Ride Out. Last year 6,000 riders and pillions took part in the Bike4Life Ride Out, which was led by motorcycle and truck racing legend, Steve Parrish, and racing legend Carl Fogarty.
A classic trial on the Sunday with a four-at-a-time hill climb on the Monday. This historic race was resurrected in 2000 after its demise in the ’70’s and it has since gone from strength-to-strength and is a classic on the racing calendar. It’s fast and furious and a little bit nuts. Get all the history here: http://www.redmarleyhillclimb.com/History.html
Lynn's Raven Cafe Whitchurch - Big Breakfast meeting 14th April
The Festival of Transport is our first full classic vehicle show of the year and incorporates three separate events – the Malvern Classic Car Show, the Malvern Classic Motorcycle Show and the Malvern Mini & Spares Day. The event features over 400 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display, club stands and a full vehicle concours overseen by leading MC Les Clayton and lots more! Alongside the eclectic display of vehicles expect to see over 100 trade and autojumble stalls.
With a good mix oftraders, dealers andautojumble plots, it’s the perfect place to grab a box of parts and spares, as well as finding that inspiration needed to finish your restoration for a summer of riding… or perhaps pick up a new project.
And it’s not just classic motorcycles that will be celebrated at the Winter Classic, with the popularScooter Worldhall making a welcome return along with local scooter clubs, private entries and traders. 2018 saw our biggest and best Scooter World yet, and we’re currently making plans for an even bigger and better experience for 2019’s show!
41st Annual Toy Run
Sunday 16th December 2019 - 11am start at Stoke City Football Club
Motorcycle Live at the NEC Birmingham 17th-25th November 2018.
Exciting times ahead at one of my favourite venues. They say it’s The UK’s Biggest Motorcycle Show and from past experience, they never let us down.
They are open week days from 10am – 5pm and weekends 9am – 5pm
Ticket prices are available on their website along with all the information that you’ll need for a great day. Click here for link
Motorbike Mad will be scouring the halls for great content for you
International Dirt Bike Show 2018
Europe’s leading indoor off-road event is back for yet another bumper event this November! Not only will the event be showcasing the very latest off-road models and live trials action, once more there will be superb entertainment, including Mini Bike Racing, Quad bikes and Moto Football.
The International Dirt Bike Show is held across four days – November 1-4 – at its now traditional home of Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire CV8 2LG, in partnership for a third year with oil and lubricant giant MOTUL.
Event organiser, Mortons Media Group will be looking to build on a sell-out 2017 show, featuring an action packed agenda – never seen before at the show – these dates are not to be missed!
The 25th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show
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 autojumblestands offering a wealth of parts and spares for every project.