Classics on parade: Goodwood Revival to celebrate motorcycling milestones

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The Goodwood Revival is due to host its biggest-ever two-wheeled parade, with up to 200 pre-1966 bikes taking to the track to celebrate key milestones.

As well as helping to celebrate 25 years of the Revival itself, the September run will mark 100 years of BMW, 120 years of Harley-Davidson, 125 years of Norton, and 130 years of Royal Enfield – with the bikes on display produced in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.

Spinning laps of Goodwood’s Motor Circuit – celebrating its 75th birthday this year – the parade will include historic models from the likes of Indian and Triumph.

Classic racing action at the Goodwood Revival 2022

The Revival celebrates heritage motorsport on two and four wheels with last year’s sell-out event attended by 150,000 enthusiasts.

When the parade bikes aren’t being ridden, they will be on display in Earls Raceway and outside a special tattoo parlour on Richmond Lawn, where visitors will be able to get both real and fake tattoos.

Other biking action will consist of the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy races, which see 1960s Grand Prix bikes being ridden by the biggest stars of BSB, road racing, and even MotoGP paddocks.

The Goodwood Revival is a great place to see old bikes racing closely together. Picture credit: Drew Gibson/Goodwood

“It’s just so friendly here, I love it,” racer Jenny Tinmouth told MCN during the 2022 meet. “Everybody is embracing the period and getting stuck in. We’re all mingling, there’s no separate pits and everyone helps each other and it’s just a very friendly vibe.”

Just Friday, September 8 and Sunday, September 10 tickets remain, with prices starting at £64. For more visit the Goodwood website.

Rolling back the years… A look back at the 2022 Goodwood Revival

First published 26 September 2022 by Saffron Wilson

Riders race away in the 2022 Goodwood Revival meeting

A sellout crowd of 150,000 descended on the iconic West Sussex circuit last year to celebrate heritage motorsport on two and four wheels at the annual Goodwood Revival meeting.

Part of the weekend’s festivities is the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, which saw high-flying motorcycling stars including John McGuinness, Ian Hutchinson, Bradley Smith, and Peter Hickman trading in their high-spec modern rides to race bikes from the 1920s to the 1950s.

“It’s something you have to experience,” said McGuinness who was riding a 1954 Manx Norton with Sebastian Perez. “Me, Hicky and Hutchy were having a three-way ding- dong for the whole of our stint in race one – we were laughing our heads off.

“Hutchy’s bike was a bit quicker down the straight, but our Nortons were faster around the bends, so we had a good old dust up.”

After achieving first in round two with teammate George Thomas on a 1954 Matchless G80 CS, race one winner James Hillier said: “I didn’t think we would win. The bikes aren’t so good around the corners, but it’s quite enjoyable to not ride something that’s trying to rip your arms off.”

But it wasn’t just the racers enjoying the best the good old days had to offer, with the crowds donning period attire, actors claiming aliens had landed nearby, and the chance to get up close and personal with the racers themselves.

“It’s just so friendly here, I love it,” racer Jenny Tinmouth added. “Everybody is embracing the period and getting stuck in. We’re all mingling, there’s no separate pits, we’re all in together and everyone helps each other and it’s just a very friendly vibe.”

MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa to race at Goodwood Revival!

First published on June 10, 2019 by Gareth Evans

MotoGP race-winner and three-time championship runner-up Dani Pedrosa will make his return to racing this year in the 2019 Goodwood Revival.

He’ll be aboard a Paton and will compete against many other well-known riders in the pro-am Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy.

Pedrosa may never have conquered MotoGP outright, but he’s a three-time world champion, winning the 125cc title in 2003 followed by consecutive 250cc titles in 2004-5 – becoming the youngest 250cc winner in history along the way. He remains a KTM MotoGP test rider to this day.

The Duke of Richmond commented: “It is fantastic news that Dani has agreed to compete at the Revival this September. We have always pushed to get the top riders available competing in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, and to have a rider of Dani’s calibre on the grid verifies that ambition. The quality of this year’s entry list is strong from top to bottom, and is sure to be a real classic.”

Apart from the raft of TT riders already announced at the Revival, Dani will be joined by WSB star Eugene Laverty and BSB rider James Ellison. Other names joining the grid include former GP riders Steve Parrish, Jeremy McWilliams and James Haydon. Also competing with will British champions James Whitham, Ian Simpson and Steve Brogan, and TT winners Mick Grant, Charlie Williams and Iain Duffus.

Former BSB riders including race winner Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Jenny Tinmouth and Scott Smart, the nephew of the late Barry Sheene, will be lining up too.

IoM TT riders to star at 2019 Goodwood Revival

First reported June 5, 2019

Goodwood have announced that a raft of big-name TT riders will compete in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy at the Revival on September 13-15.

These include: 23-time TT winner and MCN columnist John McGuinness and TT race-winner Dean Harrison, who will both compete on Matchless G50s; current 135mph TT lap record-holder Peter Hickman along with  18-time winner Michael Dunlop, five-time winner Michael Rutter, two-time winner Gary Johnson, race winner James Hillier and Conor Cummins, all riding Manx Nortons; while roads and BSB star Lee Johnston will also compete aboard an MV Agusta.

Track action is scheduled every day of the three-day event, with qualifying Friday and a two-part race held Saturday and Sunday. Timings have yet to be confirmed, but expect it to be around late morning – similar to 2018’s schedule where racing began at 11am.

The racing is ‘pro-am’ style with two riders per bike and pitstops to change riders half-way through. Details of other riders, along with confirmed timings, will be announced closer to the event.

As usual, the Revival is held at the historic Goodwood Circuit in West Sussex, spectators are expected to dress in period clothing and the whole event is fully immersed in a 1950s theme. Camping is available and there will be live entertainment for the whole family for the duration.

Tickets are available online from, starting at £59.

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John McGuinness at the Goodwood Revival, picture credit: Nigel Harniman/Goodwood