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.
Location: Santa Pod Raceway, Podington, Northmptonshire
Celebrating Japanese motoring of all kinds, there’s a specific bike class in the ‘run what ya brung’ event and a ‘Show and Shine’ bike trophy up for grabs. There’ll also be drag bikes on the strip and a motorbike stunt show from stunt rider Lee Bowers.
Location: Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire
The biggest event on the Lincolnshire bike nights calendar has seen a great turn out for the last few years. All bike types are represented and there’s a taxi run from a Lancaster Bomber and a Spitfire fly by too.
Location: Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
The second of three Motorcycle Action Group parties this year, which are more like full-blown festivals than bike meets, featuring over 30 bands, secure camping and a big top too.
Location: The British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire
Open to machines manufactured before the end of December 1930, the run starts at the museum at 10am. The entry list is capped at 500, so there will be plenty to see.
Location: Santa Pod Raceway, Podington, Northamptonshire
There’s a few of these ‘run what ya brung’ events at Santa Pod throughout the summer offering owners a chance to test out their vehicle’s performance in a safe environment. No need for a racing licence either, but you do need a standard driving licence and safety gear.
Location: Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorkshire
These take place on the fourth Saturday of every month, there’s no need to book – pitches are available from 8am. If you plan on selling your wares, don’t bring new helmets, new clothing or new packaged accessories.
Location: Lydden Hill, Kent
The race series comes to Kent. 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.
Location: Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum, Bashley, New Milton, Hampshire
Bikes galore at this one, free bike parking, trophies and refreshments. The event runs 10am – 3.30pm, but you can stay until the museum closes at 4.30.
Location: Hamstreet, Nr Ashford, Kent
This autojumble is an indoor and outdoor event with new and used spares, bikes, clothing and accessories for sale. Plus you never know who you'll bump into. Last month TT racer Ian Hutchinson went along:
Location: Rideout to Little Bridge House Children’s Hospice South West, Barnstaple, Devon
Santa doesn't just come out at Christmas. Suitable for all bikes, trikes and scooters with rides starting in Bristol, Taunton and Exeter, this event is in aid of the Little Bridge House Children's Hospice. Put on your best summer Santa outfit and spread some Christmas joy to those who need it the most.
Location: Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium
Probably a little far for most, unless you're reading this and live in Spa, is the event at the iconic Belgian circuit, which promises to be unforgettable. Featuring over 500 riders in the open sessions, the 4 Hours of Spa Classic with 80 teams (and a Le Mans start) and much, much more, get over there if you can.
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