Biker Events in May 2018

Summer is well on its way so it’s time to get out and make the most of two wheels. We’ve put together a list of all the upcoming events, rallies and ride outs that are happening this May. Find out more now… 

Stan & Co’s Over The Edge Rally
Thursday 3rd May  – Sunday 7th May

Stan and Co are back for another epic weekend of entertainment; the annual event has become a big hit on the Isle of Wight with live bands, fancy dress and rallies.

If you’re planning on making a big weekend of it then there’s options to camp as well with full facilities on site.

Over the Edge is your typical motorcycle club but everyone meets once a year for the event to raise money for their chosen charity,

Pre-book your tickets now for just £25! 

Where? Isle of Wight 

Back To The Future 
Saturday 5th May

Everyone is invited to relive the Birth Of The Motorcycle Club this month. Everyone’s heading back to 1962 to the birth of The 59 club, one of the biggest motorcycling clubs to date.

The day will be filled with entertainment including DJ and more.

Visit the official website for more information.

Where? London 

MotoGP, Round 4 
Sunday 6th May 

Are you ready for another thrilling MotoGP round? This time the riders head to Spain for round 4.

You can watch all the action live right here.

Where? Spain

Oliver’s Mount Festival of Speed
Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May 

Head up to Scarborough for another great weekend full of entertainment at Oliver’s Mount. The Festival of Speed is back promising a two whole days of bikes, cars, sidecars and more showing you what they’re really made of.

Tickets are on sale now.

Where? Scarborough 

British Superbike Championship, Round 3
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th May

We’ve already reached round 3 of the British Superbike Championship and it’s been nothing but a thriller since the start.

Head down to Oulton Park for the bank holiday weekend and enjoy some brilliant track racing by some of the finest racers to date.

Where? Oulton Park 

2018 British Superbike Championship, BSB Round 01 Donington Park, Derby, UK. 1st April 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki

VHRA (Vintage Hot Rod Association) Day 
Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th May 

The Vintage Hot Road Association head to Santa Pod Raceway this May for the Vintage Nationals.

Racing is only limited to VHRA members, but spectating is available for all. You won’t want to miss out on any of the action with over 500 of the best hot rods and customs on show.

The fun doesn’t stop there, Saturday evening is packed full of entertainment at the Fuelers bar. Kicking off with the Doel Brothers live on stage followed by Little Carl on the decks.

You can pre-book your spectator tickets now!

Where? Santa Pod 

Hastings May Day Run 
Monday 7th May 

For 40 years bikers have been invading Hastings on May Day, and this year will be no different. Over 70 traders and exhibitors will be in the town centre with plenty of things for you and the family to do!

There’s no official starting point for the ride in, but there are a number of meeting points including Ace Cafe in North London and Ryka’s Cafe in Box Hill if you want to start there.

It doesn’t matter what you ride, just have fun! The show is free to attend so don’t miss out!

Find out more information right here.

Where? Hastings

Bugsplatz MCC Get It On Rally
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th May 

The Get It On Rally is back for 2018, and it’s planned to be a weekend of bike, booze and music – what more could you want?

First 400 people to purchase tickets will get the badge for the event.

Please note that this a bike only rally, cards and vans will not be admitted unless you are a blue badger holder.

Tickets are on sale now for just £15, or you can buy them on the gate for £18.

Where? Staffordshire 

You’ve Been NABBED 
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th May 

The National Association for Bikers with a Disability invite you to the weekend national rally weekend this May!

You’ve Been Nabbed celebrates its 28th birthday this year, with all the fun kicking off at The Cheshire Showground. You don’t need to be a member or be disabled to join the rally, all are welcome!

There’s plenty of live music, comedy sets, competition and trade stands to fill your weekend, along with the bike/trike show by Back Street Heroes magazine.

Tickets cost just £30 (pre ordered).

Where? Cheshire 

World Superbike Championship, Round 5
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th May

The World Superbike teams head to Italy this month for the fifth round of the championship.

Where? Italy 

World Superbike Championship opening round 2018

World Superbike Championship opening round 2018

Despatch Rally Dorset
Saturday 12th May 

Returning for another year, the Despatch Rally guarantees you a day of biking that you won’t forget! If you enjoy pushing yourself to the limits with learning new skills including shooting, motorcycle control and off-roading  then you should check out the Despatch Rally.

The one day event promises great run with you winning points in each field with prizes up for grabs at the end.

It costs just £30, so why don’t you enrol now!

Where? Dorset 

Ride of the Ruperts
Sunday 13th May 

REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL FOR THIS EVENT! 

Ride of the Ruperts is  a ‘pay and ride’ charity motorcycling event for the Movember Foundation, open to all bikes, trikes and scooters. It doesn’t matter what you ride – just that you ride!

This is a fun ride, where riders and pillions are encouraged to dress dapper. Think tweed, posh frocks, pipes and monocles and you’re on the right track. Participants are expected to throw caution to the wind and join in the fun as we show off our steeds to passers-by.

The ride meanders from the Milk Churn café, Rudgwick to The Custom Café, Bexhill through towns, villages and the beautiful Sussex countryside. There will be a couple of rest points on the route to cater for older bikes (and possibly older riders!)

On Sunday 18th March there’s the Revelry of the Ruperts. A party with a dapper dress code, live jazz bands, dancing, licensed bar, restaurant and luxury raffle! It’s not just about the ride – this will be an awesome event to attend for riders, pillions and supporters of the ride!

Where? Sussex

VJMC Kent and Surry Sections Box Hill Meet 
Sunday 13th May 

Head down to Ryka’s Cafe in Surrey this Sunday for a great display of some classic motorcycles. The VJMC Kent and Surrey Sections are celebrating their 10th anniversary, the day kicks off at 11am with judging taking place at 2.30pm.

There are numerous trophies for different categories and prize money to be won!

You’re promised a great day out!

Where? Ryka’s Cafe 

Ride Out For Life 2018 
Sunday 13th May 

It’s time to get out on your bike and raise some vital funds for charity. The Ride Out For Life 2018 is inviting all bikers, whatever you ride, to join them in raising money for Cancer Research UK.

It costs just £2 to join in the fun (all monies raised going to the charity) along with hot drinks and food, pin badges for sale and raffles and DJ!

Find out more information now.

Where? Waterlooville

inSpire Ride 2018 
Sunday 13th May 

inSpire is a brand new event launched this year aimed at all motorcyclists; the main reasons behind this event is to commemorate all the fallen members of our RAF Armed Forces who were lost from the ranks of Bomber Command during WWII, bringing all bikers from different walks of life together for one reason.

It costs just £10 to register as part of the event, this is a RIDE TO event so it’s your choice on what route you take to get there. It’s recommended you arrive between 10am -12pm to make the most of this fantastic day. The ride destination will be the brand new International Bomber Command Centre (The ‘IBCC’). All the monies raised will be split between three charities:
IBCC
RAF Benevolent Fund
Motorcycle Outreach

Find out more about this event now.

Where? Lincoln 

North West 200 
Sunday 13th – Saturday 19th May

The road racing seasons continues in Northern Ireland this month for the North West 200. One of the biggest events on the racing calendar. North West 200 is the warm up races ahead of the Isle of Man TT at the end of this month.

We’re promised to see the return of some of the biggest names on the scene right now including Michael Dunlop, Ivan Lintin and Dean Harrison. This week of racing will predict what the 2018 road racing scene is really all about!

Where? Northern Ireland

Bailwood 9
Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May 

Hull and District Motorcycle Club invite you all to Bailwood 9.

If you’re looking for a great weekend of biking fun then you should snap up your tickets now. All kicking off on Friday night with great live bands, on-site catering and a real bar you can kick back and relax.

The whole theme of the weekend is Zombie with a fancy dress competition on the Saturday evening.

Book your tickets right here!

Where? Hull

Southern Classic Motorcycle Show & Autojumble
Saturday 19th May 

As always, there will be a huge selection of trade stands and jumbles exhibiting at the Southern Classic so hopefully you’ll be able to find exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Also on display will be a wide range of classic machines in different models, makes and across a range of eras too.

Southern Classic always promises a great day with a friendly atmosphere and plenty on offer for the whole family. The event is supported by the Ace Cafe London and the London Motorcycle Museum.

Find out more now! 

Where? Middlesex

Ride the County
Saturday 19th May

Ready for the ultimate challenge? There’s 25 check points across 6 counties to be found by motorbike. All you need to do is pick a set number of clues or miles to ride.

All monies raised is donated to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

The event finishes at Mason Arms Brize Norton for a BBQ.

It costs just £20 to enter.

Where? National 

Show Us Your Ride 
Saturday 19th May 

Make the most of the May sunshine and head down to take part in Show Us Your Ride 2018. The day kicks off at 12 running all the way through until late with live music, raffles and plenty of trophies to be won.

Tickets cost just £5, but be warned there is limited parking space.

Where? Shatterling 

Moto Gymkhana Experience Day
Saturday 19th May

Looking for a day of adrenaline filled fun? Book yourself onto the Moto Gymkhana experience day. You’ll have 4 hours of testing your biking skills by learn a course full of obstacles that you will have to complete against the clock.

All you need to do is book your place and turn up with your bike and full gear. You’ll be given a full briefing on the day so you know exactly what to expect.

Find out more about Moto Gymkhana now! 

Where? Donington Park 

MCN Festival of Motorcycling
Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th May 

The MCN Festival of Motorcycling is heading back to the East of England showground this May for the ultimate weekend of bikes, bikes and more bikes!

Hopefully the weather will be kind again this year so you can enjoy a jam-packed weekend of entertainment. From bike testing, trade stalls and more to keep you busy during the day, the evening promises great bands, live music and plenty of booze!

Tickets are now on sale!

Where? Peterborough

 MotoGP, Round 5
Sunday 20th May

The MotoGP action is non-stop this month, the bikes head to France for the fifth round of the championship.

View all the live action right here.

Where? France

Rugby Bikefest
Sunday 20th May 

Rugby Bikefest is back by popular demand this month!

The one day event takes place in Rugby town centre with plenty of bikes on display, live music and entertainment suitable for the whole family.

If you fancy getting involved in all the fun then you register to take part in the ride in as well.

Find out more information here!

Where? Rugby 

North Weald Motorcycle Run and Family Fun Day
Sunday 20th May 

Raising vital funds for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, all are invited to take part in the North Weald Motorcycle Run and Family Fun Day.

The run starts in Welwyn Garden City (Hertfordshire) and heads down to North Weald Airbase in Essex. The run is suitable for all riders, including L plates.

Once you arrive at the North Weald Airbase there will be family friendly entertainment on all afternoon with live bands, hot food and much more to take in.

It costs just £10 to sign up for the run, with all monies being donated straight back to the Air Ambulance.

Find out more details about the event and book your place now!

Where? North Weald, Essex 

Mach Motorcycle and Music Festival 
Thursday 24th – Monday 28th May 

Fancy a festival with a twist? Then book yourself tickets to the MACH Motorcycle and Music Festival. It takes place over 4 days in the beautiful Welsh mountains.

You’ll be able to pitch up a tent, or secure a glamping pod, and take in the gorgeous views of the Wales, as well on go on daily ride outs exploring new places. Of an evening there’s plenty of onsite entertainment with live bands and lots of home cooked food too.

Over the weekend you’ll be able to watch celebrity adventure guest speakers, mass ride outs and  much more.

Book your tickets now!

Where? Wales

Bike Shed London @ Tobacco Dock
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May 

Bike Shed London is back again at Tobacco dock for a whole weekend of biking fun. If you’re a lover of custom motorcycles then it’s well worth a trip down to over the long weekend. There’s plenty of live music, pop-up street food stalls and even an in-house barbers and tattoo artists. This isn’t your traditional bike exhibition – this is your one-stop bike club.

Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Where? London  

Trikes ‘R’ Us Trikefest 
Friday 25th – Monday 28th May 

Are you a Trike owner? If so you don’t want to miss out on the epic Trikefest this May. The festival takes place over 4 days meaning you can really let your hair down and enjoy yourself.

Entertainment for the weekend includes live music, custom show, games, trophy presentation and a fancy dress disco!

You’ll need to make sure you secure your tickets soon as there’s only 350 places available!

You can find out everything else you need to know about Trikefest here.

Where? Cambridgeshire 

World Superbike Championship, Round 6
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May 

The World Superbikes head to the UK for the 6th round of the Championship this month! All the action is set to take place at Donington Park, and tickets are on sale now.

If you want to see the likes of Jonathon Rea, Chaz Davies and more take on the UK round then it’s time to book your tickets!

Where? Donington Park

Bideford Bike Show 
Saturday 26th May 

If you live in the Devon area or fancy a road trip then you’ll want to check out the Bideford Bike Show this May.

The bike show only launched back in 2014 but it’s back again by popular demand after hundreds of bikers from across the UK flooded North Devon for a great day of biking.

It costs just £3 per bike/trike and you’ll get a full day of entertainment including live bands, prize raffle and best bike award ceremony.

All monies raised from the event are donated to the following charities; North Devon Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal, Chemo Hero, Bideford College Racing and British Biker Relief Foundation.

Visit the official website to find out more information.

Where? Devon

Erskine Motorbike Meet 2018
Sunday 27th May 

In its 12th year, all are welcome to join the Erskine Motorbike Meet for a great day of family friendly fun.

The afternoon promises great entertainment for kids, live music, bike stands and lots of brilliant motorbikes on display.

All monies raised is donated to the Erskine veterans’ charity.

Just £5 per bike and kids go free.

Where? Scotland

Isle of Man TT 
Saturday 26th May – Friday 8th June

It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for, the Isle of Man TT is back! All the road racing fun starts on Saturday 26th May for two whole weeks of mayhem.

Can’t get over to the Rock? You can catch all the daily round ups on ITV4 and stream the races live straight to your phone!

Where? Isle of Man 

Margate Meltdown
Monday 28th May 

All are invited to take part in the iconic Bank Holiday motorcycle run from Ace Cafe down to Margate. This year celebrates the 11th anniversary of the run and it’s a great day for all. Once you’ve had a hearty breakfast at the Ace Cafe you’ll take a lovely ride down to Margate Seafront which is dedicated to all things motorcycling for the whole day.

Live entertainment kicks off from midday, there’s plenty of fun for the whole family. The ride out is free to take part in, so why not?

Find out more information, including route details, right here. 

Where? Ace Cafe to Margate 

Unwanted MCC’S Bike, Trike and Custom Show
Thursday 31st May – Sunday 3rd June 

It’s time for the 16th annual Unwanted MCC’s Bike, Trike and Custom Show – you won’t be disappointed.

Four days of fun means there’s lots of live music, rock n roll disco, acoustic sets and much more. You’ll be able to pitch up and camp with proper washing facilities and plenty of food stalls available.

Oh, and there’s plenty of awards to be won, 18 categories in fact as well if you fancy entering your bike.

The big raffle prize this year is a Yamaha XV950, tickets cost just £5 and all monies raised will be donated to NABD & Midlands Air Ambulance.

Weekend tickets start from £9 (if pre-ordered). 

Where? Staffordshire 

What events are you attending this May? Leave them in the comments below!