Biker events in April 2017

This sun is finally starting to make an appearance…although we won’t speak too soon! But while we catch the first of it this year what could be better than to head to a motorcycle event?

Here’s what’s happening this month…

 

Event: Bike Night – Jacks Hill Café

When? Friday 7th April

Where? Jacks Hill Café, A5 Watling Street, Towcester, Northants, NN12 8ET

What’s on?

All styles of bikes welcome. Café and bar open from 6pm. Food served to 8:30pm and a bar with alcohol and soft drinks until 11pm.

Bike nights are held on the 1st Friday of every month so what are you waiting for!?

Admission:

Entry is free

 

Event: Beerhounds Pet Food Run & Duggy’s 50th Birthday Party Rally

When? Friday 7th – Sunday 9th April

Run: Fluffy Paws Pet Supplies, 58 Bucknell Road, Bicester, Oxon, Oxfordshire, OX26 2DW

After Party: The Plough Inn, 17 Ploughley Road, Lower Arncott near Bicester, Oxon, Oxfordshire, OX25 1NY

What’s on?

To celebrate Duggy’s Big 50, the Beerhounds are holding a free rally including the annual Pet Food Run. Live music with ‘The Worried Men’ Friday night and ‘Wet Nightmare’ Saturday night. Free camping with showers.

This event is to help raise funds for Duggy’s favourite charity, the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary.

All are welcome to ride with or support the bikers as they leave for the sanctuary, or party with them in the evening. The bikers will start congregating at 12pm to depart from the shop at 1pm. Any contributions will be greatly received and can be dropped off at Fluffy Paws Pet Supplies prior to or on the day of the run.

 

Event: 1940s Weekend (Steam)

When? Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April

Where? The Whitwell & Reepham Station, Whitwell Road, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10 4GA

What’s on?

If you’re into 1940s events, this might fire your guns. You’re invited to put on period dress and ham it up as best you can and enjoy a couple of days of poking around stalls, checking out the gun exhibition, treating yourself to a little fashionable clothing & jewellery (’40s style), and getting yourself reacquainted with steam powered transportation of the railway kind.

Expect food, drink, souvenirs, and much more. Camping is available at £7 per night. Bring your WW2-era motorcycle, truck, Lancaster bomber or whatever. You know how it works.

Admission:

No charges have been mentioned

 

Event: Cardiff Motorcycle Show 2017

When? Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April

Where? Llanishen High School, Heol Hir, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5YL

What’s on?

The organiser, the South Wales Sunbeam Motorcycle Club, are inviting motorcycles of all types and ages to their annual bike show. Last year 150 motorcycles ranging from vintage, classic, customs, TT and Enduro racers, sidecars to the latest sports bikes attended the event. Competitions and an autojumble will take place and there will be some entertainment for the kids. Hot and cold refreshments will be available.

Opening hours:

From 10am to 5pm each day

Admission:

£5, accompanied children under 14 free

 

Event: London Bus Museum Spring Gathering

When? Sunday 9th April

Where? Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN

What’s on?

Buses are, naturally enough, the main event at this event. But there will also be an unspecified number of taxi-cabs, trucks and military vehicles on display. The organisers reckon it’s the longest-running and best-loved show of its kind, and we’re not arguing.

Around 100 buses and coaches from all over the UK will be converging at Brooklands. Expect new and old stuff. The theme this year is “Pay as You Board”, and there will be all kinds of exhibitions of bus equipment, memorabilia and suchlike.

Plenty of motorcyclists are interested in this kind of stuff so if you’re in the area, or fancy a trip, get your motor running.

There’s also stuff for the kiddies including a treasure hunt, so you can make a family day of it, etc. And one more thing; there will be a “traditional Punch & Judy Show”. But in this age of political correctness, how traditional will that really be? Meanwhile, all the usual Brooklands attractions (motorcycles, cars and aircraft) will be accessible.

Opening hours:

10:00 – 17:00

Admission:

Adults £11 advance/£13 on the day

Family ticket £30/£34

Kids (£6/£7)

Students and seniors (£10/£11)

 

Event: Prescott Bike Festival

When? Sunday 9th April

Where? Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 9RD

What’s on?

This annual festival is more than just motorcycles – Run the Hill, Featured club, Paddock specials, Bands, Beer, Food, Stunt Shows, and so much more. A great day out for enthusiasts and families.

The Prescott Festival is often hailed as the ‘Start of the Season’ motorcycle festival. The event features large displays of rare, modern and race bikes, demo areas, thrilling passenger ride experiences, motorcycle manufacturers, dealer zone, clubs, biker celebrity appearances and hundreds of trade stalls. All proceeds go towards the Blood Bikes charities.

Opening hours:

Gates Open 08:30

Track starts 09:30

Festival closes  17:00

Admission:

OTG: £15

Under 16s free

Free parking

 

Event: Roughley’s Easter Egg Run

When? Sunday 9th April

Where? Leaving Tesco, Portwood, Stockport, SK1 2BT at 12 noon

What’s on?

Leaving Tesco in Portwood and riding to Together Trust in Cheadle to deliver Easter Eggs.

Route is learner friendly and all bikes, scooters and trikes are welcome to join the run.

 

Event: Leicester Egg run (Charity Run)

When? Sunday 9th April 2017

Where? 

Meet at ‘The Nook’ car park in centre of Anstey, Leicester (just of A46) LE7 7DU at 10am to join in morning service at the URC Church

Alternatively, meet at ‘The Nook’ at 11am for a 12-noon departure

What’s on?

Annual Palm Sunday Egg Run for local charities. Twenty mile bimble through Charwood Forest. Organised by the Christian Motorcyclists Association, east Midlands.

Admission:

Bring an Easter egg or donation

 

Event: Annual Squires Easter Egg Run

When? Sunday 9th April 2017

Where? Squires Café bar, Newthorpe Lane, Newthorpe, South Milford, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 5LX to Malton, North Yorkshire

What’s on?

L plate friendly route from Squires Café to Malton, North Yorkshire. Meet from 8am. Leaving Squires at 11am. Fully marshalled. Fancy dress welcome. Proceeds to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Ryedale Special Families and The Well Project Normanton. Last year there were 900 bikers in attendance, and this year the event hopes to be bigger!

Admission:

£5 donation on the day

Easter Egg donation optional

 

Event: Phuket Bike Week 2017

When? Tuesday 11th – Sunday 16th April 2017

Where? West Coast Ride Thailand Co. Ltd., 99/10 – 12 Chalurm Prakeat 9 (Bypass), Muang Phuket, Thailand 83000

What’s on?

Thailand 83000.

The biggest Asian motorcycle event is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year. This event will have a large gathering of motorcyclists and is expecting to draw over 10,000 motorcycles and 50,000 visitors from 30 countries to Phuket.

The excitement will take place in Patong Beach on 11th – 13th April and in Phuket Town on 15th – 16th April. These locations offer visitors scenic coastal views and tropical breezes at Patong Beach and discover the experience of diverse cultural heritage in Phuket Town.

Admission:

1500 Baht

 

Event: South Midlands Autojumble

When? Easter Saturday 15th April 2017

Where? Ross-on-Wye Livestock Centre, Ross-on-Wye, South Midlands, HR9 7QQ

What’s on?

This is a well-established autojumble which caters to cars, motorcycles and general automobilia. Refreshments will be available on site. Parking is free. And if in need, there is an outlet shopping centre nearby for some extra retail therapy.

Admission:

£4

Opening hours:

Gates open to the public at 9am

 

Event: Giant Auto & Bike Jumble Scorton

When? Easter Saturday 15th April 2017

Where? The North Yorkshire Event Centre, Atley Hill Road, Scorton, North Yorkshire, DL10 6EH

What’s on?

This autojumble takes place on a 10-acre site both in the open and undercover. The organisers are promising plenty of parking spaces and excellent refreshments.

Opening hours:

7am to sellers and 8am to public

 

Event: Historic Huddersfield Auto Jumble

When? Easter Sunday 16th April 2017

Where? Old Market Building, Brook Street, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, HD1 1RG (next to Tesco, signed from the ring road)

What’s on?

This autojumble will take place in an old Victorian fish market. Refreshments will be available on the site. Street parking only.

Admission:

£2.50

 

Event: Moorlanders MCC 19th Egg Run

When? Easter Sunday 16th April 2017

Where? Davidstow Airfield, Camelford, North Cornwall, PL32 9YF. From around 10am

What’s on?

This is the 19th annual event that raises thousands of pounds for children’s charities in Cornwall. All bikes are welcome. The route is carefully planned and marshalled to be safe and enjoyable. There will be awards for best bikes and a raffle and burgers at the end. Arrive with a full tank.

Proceeds got to Action for Children, Children’s Hospice South West and the special needs units of Camelford and Launceston primary schools.

Admission:

£5 per bike. Easter egg donations are greatly appreciated.

 

Event: Kilham Bikers – 21st Charity Easter Egg Run

When? Easter Sunday 16th April 2017

Where? 

From: Bay Horse, Kilham, Driffield, east Yorkshire, YO25 4RL meet at 9:30am to leave at 11am

To: Martin House, Wetherby, LS23 6TX

What’s on?

In aid of SNAPPY- York which provides support for children with special needs and debilitating illnesses. There will be an auction, raffle/tombola starting at 7:30pm. Everyone welcome!

 

Event: Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show & Bike jumble

When? Easter Sunday 16th April 2017

Where? Ashford Market, Orbital Park, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0HB

What’s on?

This is a popular indoor classic motorcycle show. All pre-1990 bikes are invited to join the fun. The show features classic bike club stands and displays, a large indoor and outdoor bike jumble with new and used spares, bikes, clothing & accessories for sale. The venue has great facilities, with an on-site restaurant offering reasonably priced hot and cold food and an outside local hog roast. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcomed (but not in the restaurant!)

Admission:

Adults:  £5

Seniors 65+: £4

Children under 16: free

Opening hours:

10am to 2.30pm (last admission 1.30pm)

 

Event: 37th Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show (Stafford)

When? Saturday 22nd April – Sunday 23rd April 2017

Where? Staffordshire County Showground Weston Rd, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 0BD

What’s on?

This is one of the major UK classic bike shows and needs very little introduction here. Then again, we’d be failing in our responsibilities if we didn’t cater for those who might not be quite up to speed, so here goes. Expect hundreds of trade stalls, an autojumble, hundreds (if not thousands) of show bikes, celebrity guests (Troy Bayliss this year), a Wall of Death, a Restoration Theatre, club stands and as ever, Bonham’s will be holding a spring sale of classic motorcycles and memorabilia.

Admission:

Adult one-day advance ticket: £12

Adult two-day advance ticket: £24

On the gate (one-day) £14

Discounts for seniors and kids

Opening hours:

Saturday 9am to 6pm

Sunday 9am to 5pm

 

Event: 1066 MCC Presents the Largest Unofficial St. George’s Day Parade

When? Sunday 23rd April 2017

Where? Nottcutts/Tesco’s Car park, Shirley at 6pm

What’s on?

The world’s largest unofficial St. George’s Day Parade presented by 1066 MCC, Birmingham is now in its 13th year. All bikes, trikes, scooters, cars, trucks, campers etc. are welcome.

Steady ride down Shirley High Street and then onto the Black Swan in Henley-in-Arden where food and drink will be available. This is a family event that is tightly marshalled.

All proceeds go to the Midland Freewheelers Blood Bikes. Memorabilia will be on sale on the day.

 

Event: 1066 MCC Presents the Largest Unofficial St. George’s Day Parade

When? Sunday 23rd April 2017

Where? Nottcutts/Tesco’s Car park, Shirley at 6pm

What’s on?

The world’s largest unofficial St. George’s Day Parade presented by 1066 MCC, Birmingham is now in its 13th year. All bikes, trikes, scooters, cars, trucks, campers etc. are welcome.

Steady ride down Shirley High Street and then onto the Black Swan in Henley-in-Arden where food and drink will be available. This is a family event that is tightly marshalled.

All proceeds go to the Midland Freewheelers Blood Bikes. Memorabilia will be on sale on the day.

 

Event: Lincoln Autojumble

When? Saturday 29th April 2017

Where? Near Caenby Corner at the junction of the A15 and A631 and only 10 miles from the M180, DN21 5TJ

What’s on?

This is a large autojumble for cars, motorcycles, lorries, tractors, machinery and tools.

Opening times:

From 6.30am to sellers

From 8am to 12.30pm to public

Admission:

Free

Parking is £2 per car

 

Which motorcycle events will you be heading to this month? Have we missed any off our list? Why not comment in the box below and we’ll be sure to add them!

  • Chris Durham

    Surprised that the Bike4Life event hasn’t been listed in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance. Ride out from Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford this Sunday 30th April. 3,500 bikes doing the ride out, with lots going on at Cosford. More details Available on their website, http://www.bike4lifefest.com