9 great motorbike events to attend this month
There's been a few wet patches and brisk mornings, but the bike season is still going strong and there are lots of great events to attend in September.
Why not get out and make the most of the double-figure temperatures while we have them, Autumn will be here before we know it!
1. Burnout Donington Hall – September 1-2
Location: Donington Hall, Derbyshire
The home of Norton Motorcycles, Donington Hall, will play host to a feast of motorcycling activity in September.
The star-studded Burnout event will take place across Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September and will feature racing legends like Josh Brookes and John McGuinness riding on an ACU affiliated mile-long track.
Other racers confirmed to be attending are World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden, four-time World Enduro Champion David Knight MBE and Road Racers James Hillier and Lee Johnston.
Burnout track build up begins! @rst_motodirect @DunlopLive @Breitling @bikesure Last chance for early bird tkts @DoningtonHall I reckon @jm130tt will be fast round this corner! pic.twitter.com/hF9ZXsUTOw— Stuart Garner (@norton_ceo) August 29, 2018
2. MCN #ride5000miles Saturday Social – September 8
Location: H-Cafe, Berinsfield
Come along and have a chat with some of the team at our first ever Saturday Social.
We would love for some of you guys to join us at H-Cafe in Berinsfield for a cuppa and group photo for an MCN feature.
It's your chance to get your MCN #ride5000miles sticker and you could be the lucky winner of a pair of tickets to the Assen BSB.
Ride safe and hope to see you there.
3. Ace Cafe Reunion 2018 - 80th Anniversary – September 7-9
Location: London and Brighton
With three days of partying culminating in the Brighton Burn Up on Sunday 9, the Ace Café's 80-year anniversary promises to be a do to remember.
The Ace will host the Continental Ride In at its Friday bike night, with a late-night party to follow. There's a café racers and rockers ride out on Saturday, and Sunday will bring the legendary Brighton Burn Up event. Expect plenty of sore heads afetr this one.
4. Triumph Bonneville Diamond Jubilee - September 14-16
Location: Uttoxeter Race Course, Staffordshire
The Bonneville 60 event will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first Triumph Bonneville rolling off the production line.
The Triumph owners' motorcycle club will be showing off all sorts of Bonnevilles stretching back to that first production run, with merchandise stands, bringing a chic cafe, Ton up flavour to the event.
Smell the fuel additives and feel the leather at this once in a decade event that brings a great mix of iconic motorcycles together in a wonderful venue.
5. Motorbike Women South Rally - September 14-16
Location: Lower Lode Inn, Gloucestershire
Calling all female riders in the south! The first ever Motorbike Women - South Rally is going to take place across the weekend of September 14-16, 2018.
The event is for female riders who join the Motorbike Women Facebook group only and will take place at the Lower Lode Inn near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
All types and sizes of motorbike, scooter and trike are welcome at the event, which will also feature inspiring talks, ride-outs in the countryside, a bike show and live music.
With over 6500 members, Motorbike Women has come a long way since it started in 2016 as a place for women to chat about motorbikes.
6. Kop Hill Climb - September 15-16
Location: Kop Hill Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Started in 1910 by a group of bikers who wanted somewhere to run their machines, Kop Hill Climb has grown into a much bigger event including all kinds of vehicles. Bikes still represent an important part of the day.
In 2018, the hill climb is celebrating 100 years since the end of the First World War, with bikes like Douglases and Triumphs which powered military dispatch riders.
Kop will also be celebrating fifty years since the launch of the Triumph Trident, but also the Honda Dream and Yamaha DT which foreshadowed an influx of nimble, reliable machines from the East.
Over 200 bikes are expected at the event, ranging from over 100 years of history either on display or taking part in the hill climb event.
7. Devitt Ally Pally Show and Supersprint - September 21-23
Location: Alexandra Palace, London
This September MCN will be taking up residency at Alexandra Palace with a totally new and unique event. The Devitt MCN Ally Pally Show and Supersprint will feature the world’s only indoor motorcycle sprint, bring your earplugs and get ready to witness a spectacle that will see historic race bikes and celebrity riders go head-to-head inside this iconic building. Everything from classic race bikes to Grand Prix machines will take part in the Supersprint in the main hall, a venue more used to choir practice than motorcycle racing!
Five of the best loved UK bike celebs from road racing, WSB, BSB and trials will go take to the supersprint in a double whammy of head-to-head racing and demonstration runs of modern and classic race bikes. Stars include Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty, John McGuinness, Chris Walker, Jamie Whitham and Dougie Lampkin.
8. British Historic Racing Club - September 29-30
Location: Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire
The VMCC (Vintage Motor Cycle Club) arrive at Cadwell Park for a late season event at the famous Lincolnshire circuit.
There will be races for bikes of all capacities from the 1930s to 1986. Amongst these races there will be races for various capacities including up to 125cc European and Japanese, 250cc, 251cc-350cc, 351cc-500cc and 501cc-unlimited for pre 1963 and 1963 to 1972 championships in each class.
In addition, there will be the BEARS solo class for machines up to 1986, a Ducati single cylinder Championships for Ducatis up to 1976, Japanese air-cooled bikes up to 1984, plus three-wheeler and sidecar races.
The paddock will be open for this event allowing spectators the chance to get up close to these fantastic machines as they are prepared to race.
9. The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - September 30
This year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s rides will take place on Sunday, September 30 with dapper dressers jumping on classically-styled bikes to help raise cash on behalf of The Movember Foundation.
Started in 2012 by Mark Hawwa, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has now raised over £9 million in total for men’s health, with a goal of adding a further £4.5 million to the cause through 2018’s series of fund-raising campaigns.
After 2016 and influenced by the loss of a Distinguised Gentleman's Ride host to depression, the event refocused its efforts to include support for men's mental health charities.
As before, prizes including Zenith watches and even Triumph motorcycles which will be awarded to the most successful fundraisers. To find out more, join a ride or discover how to donate to the cause visit the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride website.
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