15 events to attend this month

Published: 03 July 2018

Bike season 2018 is in full swing and if there's one thing we enjoy as much as riding motorbikes, it's talking about them. Here's a list of events to get yourself to this month and do just that.

1. Boston Bike Night – July 5

Location: Central Park, Boston, Lincolnshire

The Boston Bike Night will take place in its new home for the first time this year due to the sheer quantity of bikes set to attend. There will be exhibitors and food and drink available, but remember to watch out for the speed cameras on the way into Boston, should you attend.

2. VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes – July 6-8

Location: Mallory Park, Church Rd, Kirkby Mallory

Described as the ultimate classic track weekend, the Festival of 1000 bikes offers the opportunity to ride around the original Mallory Park circuit (without later additions like the chicanes) on classic machinery. There's track session available for both road silenced and race machines, or you can just go along to watch and soak up the atmosphere.

3. Spyder Riders Ride In – July 8

Location: Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum, Bashley, New Milton, Hampshire

Not strictly a bike event, but if you ride a Can-Am Spyder this is the place for you. Spyder riders get discounted entry to the museum, too. The event runs from 10am to 3.30pm, but visitors are welcome to stay until the museum closes at 4pm.

Can-Am Spyder

4. BMW Show – July 8

Location: Santa Pod, Podington, Northamptonshire

The BMW show welcomes all BMWs, old and new, including the bikes. Camping is available overnight with music, bar and funfair and there's 'Run What Ya Brung' sessions on the drag strip on Saturday.

5. Goodwood Festival of Speed – July 12-15

Location: Goodwood, West Sussex

The 25th anniversary edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed will see the Duke of Richmond (formerly Lord March) choose his 25 favourite moments from the first 25 events. These moments, and the cars and drivers which created them, will be cornerstones of this year’s event, alongside the usual gathering of extraordinary vehicles including motorbikes.

6. Beezumph 27 – July 13-14

Location: Anglesey Circuit

The annual rally of the Triumph Trident and Rocket III owners club in North Wales. The theme for this year's event is '50 years of triples'. Camping is available from Thursday night through to Sunday.

Friday offers 'no limits' track session (bookable seperately and subject to noise test and scrutineering) as well as an organised ride out around Anglesey's roads. There's plenty else going on accross the weekend too, with music, food and drink available.

7. Ladies Ride In – July 14

Location: Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum, Bashley, New Milton, Hampshire

The Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum has organised a Ladies Day on Saturday 14 July, inviting women from all regions to come along and join them for a free-to-attend event.

The day is a ride in for women and the museum is working with Ali Scott of riding group Together We Ride to make this an enjoyable day, specifically for the lady rider.

Timings are from 10am until 3.30pm but everyone is welcome to stay until the Museum closes at 4.30pm.

8. Moto Time Attack – July 14-15

Location: Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire

Come and watch as participants test their mettle around Cadwell Park against the clock to see who can put down the fastest lap time. There's also motorbike shows and displays, music, inflatables and free weekend camping for event ticket holders.

9. Summer Classic Bike Show – July 15

Location: Ardingly, West Sussex

Indoor and outdoor show bikes, club stands, traders and a motorcycle-only autojumble, plus outside jumble. There's also free parking and a great range of catering (previous events featured local, free-range hog roast, an Italian smokerie, toasted sandwiches, artisan bakery and real coffee in addition to standard burgers). 

10. British Historic Racing Club meeting – July 21-22

Location: Anglesey, Wales

This classic race series comes to North Wales. It’s possible to take part in the parades or races if you have the right machinery and licences, or you can go and watch.

11. MCN Scottish Festival – July 21-22

Location: Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

New for 2018, the MCN Scottish Festival promises to be a cracker. Join us for one of the days or make a weekend of it and camp over from Friday through to Monday.

There's lots to keep you interested, including live music, with bands such as Dirty Harry (a superb Blondie tribute band) the unmissable Just Jovi, or, if you like your rock heavy, then Shardlake will be right up your street.

The House of Custom are busy assembling an incredible line-up of custom motorcycles for their custom bike zone, with competitions taking place over the course of the weekend. Enjoy the classic bike village and witness stunning parades of two-wheeled beauties from yesteryear.

There will be awards for the best classic bike concours as well. Bag a bargain at the retail village, or test out your potential new ride with test rides available on demo bikes from Harley-Davidson, CCM, Indian, Suzuki, Yamaha, Royal Enfield, Kawasaki, KTM and Husqvarna and more.

Don’t miss the amazing Purple Helmets display team and the Two Brothers Racing stunt team who will be wowing the crowds on both show days.

12. FIM British Speedway Grand Prix – July 21

Location: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

There's an incredible atmosphere at this event, as the Speedway takes place inside the stadium with the roof on. There's fireworks on and off the track, with the best riders from around the world battling it out.

13. Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro Rally – July 24-28

Location: Sibiu, Romania

The Red Bull Romaniacs event has been running for 15 years and has a reputation for being one of the toughest enduro events in the world. Spread accross five days, the rally begins with the Prolog, held in the city centre, then moves out into the Romanian wilderness for more than 600km of racing.

14. East of England Rally – July 26-29

Location: Fakenham, Norfolk

Now in its 25th year as a HOG Chapter, the Fenlanders strive to make your rally weekend as fun packed as possible.

Starting on Thursday and going right through to Sunday morning, you will experience live bands, ride-outs, great food facilities and a huge rally site, featuring a large marquee - meaning you can sit and chill as much as you like or take to the road and see the sights Norfolk has to offer. This event prides itself on being a family friendly rally.

15. MK Bike Show - July 8

Location: Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

The MK Bike Show is back and bigger than ever. Now it’s 2nd year running, this bike show is quickly gaining momentum and has everything you could possibly need.

With a huge range of exhibitors and clubs getting involved, whether you want to learn to ride, buy a new bike, tour, restore or more, you’ll have plenty to see and do all day. There’s a great community vibe and all the proceeds will go to the SERV charity for Blood Bikers.

For more events pick-up MCN every Wednesday for a bike meet or two near you. If you would like your event published in MCN, email sam.williams@motorcyclenews.com