All-new Michelin Thunderdrome comes to 2018 London Motorcycle Show

Published: 01 December 2017

The 2018 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show roars back into the capital next February (16-18) and will be bigger and better than ever, with a host of new metal, edge-of-the-seat live action and biking celebs. Tickets are now on sale with fans able to take advantage of special early bird prices for a limited time only. The show also gives visitors the chance to ‘go VIP’ with the unique Paddock Pass opportunity.

After a record-breaking 2017 event, which saw almost 40,000 motorcycle fans flock to London’s ExCeL Centre, the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show will return to the capital next February (16-18) to celebrate the very best of two wheel life all under one roof. 

Welcome to the Michelin Thunderdrome

Witness racers from the golden age of WSB go head-to-head in the all-new Michelin Thunderdrome live action show - inspired by the boardtrack racers of the 1900s.

Run on an oval, it will feature 45 degree banking enabling high speeds and dramatic overtakes.- with current legends Chris Walker, Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus already confirmed to take part!

The best bargains in biking

Over 180 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest products with bigger stands for 2018 – which only means one thing, more choice and better bargains! You can buy a new bike and kit yourself out head-to-toe for it all in one day!

Adventure village

Intrepid explorer Nathan Millward will be hosting the adventure stage again and bringing together some of the world’s most interesting and unique two-wheeled explorers to London. No matter what style of touring you’re into, there will be retailers selling everything for space-saving gadgets to luxury escorted tours. 

The McGuinness Bar

Fancy a pint with McPint? Another new feature for 2018 is the John McGuinness Bar, where you can hang out with the 23-time TT winner, listen to his fascinating TT tales, see his stunning race-winning machines and watch videos of the great man in action. 

Coys auction

Following a phenomenal auction in 2017, Coys will be back with another handsome collection of bikes to go under the hammer. The 2017 sale included something for every budget, including Brough Superiors, pedigree race machinery and vintage Japanese machines and the 2018 auction promises to be even better. If you’ve got a bike you’d like to include in the auction contact

Get up close to the stars

The best way to meet the stars of the show is to buy a Paddock Pass. This not only gets you a seat in the Michelin Thunderdrome grandstand but exclusive meet and greet sessions and access to the VIP bar.

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Early bird tickets are available now at a special price of £28 for two – a saving of £14 for the equivalent on the door. Adult advance tickets cost £17, with Senior and Student tickets available for £15 whilst children 15 and under go free. Returning for 2018 is the popular Paddock Pass which gives visitors exclusive access to the Michelin Thunderdrome stars, purchase refreshments at the Paddock bar and enjoy the racing action whilst having the best view in the house. Adult Paddock Pass tickets start from £40 with Child tickets starting from £20.

Rob Aherne Managing Director of Motorcycling at Bauer Media added, The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show is always a fantastic weekend and we’re all very excited to be returning again next February. With manufacturers beginning to announce some incredible new machines, the Show is currently already shaping up to be our biggest ever and we’ve still got lots of very exciting attractions to be announced!” 

To find out more about the 2018 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show and book tickets, visit or call 0844 873 7346