Motorbike Events in August 2016

Published: August 4, 2016

It may not quite feel like it but we’re well and truly in the heart of Summer, so as the sun creeps its way out we’re taking a look at which biker events are taking place this August. From ride outs to bike shows, and charity events to rock nights…it’s all going on! The question is which ones will you be heading to this month?

Let’s take a look at what’s in store…


Calstock Bike Show 2016

Event: Calstock Bike Show 2016

When? 4th – 7th August

Where? Calstock, Cornwall (the exact address and postcode are not available but organisers say the show should be easy to find from Calstock Village).

What’s on?

At this motorcycle event you can expect to find plenty of live music, a bike show with competitions, a large food area and beer tents stocked with good, cheap ale and cider.

Admission (on the gate): Adults £35, under 18s free.

You can also find more information on the Facebook event page.



Event: The 32nd International West Kent Run

When? 4th – 8th August

Where? The Friars, Aylesford, near Maidstone, Kent, ME20 7BX

What’s on?

This event is a weekend full of riding and social activities for historic motorcycle enthusiasts and their veteran, vintage and classic motorcycles and three-wheelers.

Among the main events are; motorcycle runs and displays, an autojumble, trade stands, a motorcycle gymkhana, an Avenue of Clubs and a display of racing motorcycles.

Sunday 9am – 4pm is ‘Public Day’.


Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival

Event: Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival

When? 5th – 7th August

Where? Donington Park, Castle Donington, near Derby, Derbyshire, DE74 2RP

What’s on?

Expect to see classic racing motorcycles in action on the race track, plenty of classic bike displays, star guests and club stands etc. ‘An Evening with Steve Parrish and Friends’ will take place on Saturday (£20 separate admission fee is charged).

On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August, the festival will include the 2016 VJMC Bike Club Show.

This show is organised by the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club but caters to all classic motorcycle Clubs and all bike Marques. A concours display will take place and there will be an autojumble and trade stalls.

Open: Racing begins at 9:10am each day. Admission (on the gate): Friday £10, Saturday £17, Sunday £17, weekend (3 days) £30. Camping (per person) £30.


The Classic car Boot Sale

Event: Classic Car Boot Sale

When? 6th – 7th August

Where? Merchant City, Glasgow

What’s on?

The Classic car Boot Sale will be part of Glasgow’s annual Merchant City Festival. Here you will be able to buy vintage fashion, antiques, retro homeware, all types of memorabilia, LPs, arts and crafts items etc. from the boots of classic cars and other vintage vehicles. There will also be classic car exhibits, street food wagons, impromptu musical performances, dancing, street theatre and all manner of vintage fun that can be had in two and four wheels.

The Classic Car Boot Sale opens at 10am. Admission is free to public.


WAC Motorcycle Club

Event: Monthly Bike Meet

When? 9th August

Where? The WAC’s HQ, the Tower, Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road, Worcester, WR3 7SN

What’s on?

This monthly motorcycle meet is organised by the Worcester Auto Club aka WAC Motorcycle Club and is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from April to October. Hot food will be available.

Open:  7:30pm to 11pm.


The Bulldog Bash

Event: The 30th Year of The Bulldog Bash

When? 11th – 14th August

Where? Long Marston Airfield, Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8LL

What’s on?

Run wot u Brung. Drag Demos and stunt shows. A Wall of Death and fairground attractions. A Custom Show sponsored by BSH. Live music, cheap beer and quality food. There will be a massive indoor bar and stage marquee, with great entertainment from top class bands. There is also a rock karaoke, loads of trade stands and much more.

Bands include – The 81 Connections, Sack Sabbath, Stone Deaf, Purple Jimi, Women of Rock UK, Mean n’ Me Lady and Johnny’s Cash.

Open: 1pm Thursday 11th through to Sunday evening. Admission (on the gate): £50.


International British Biker Meeting

Event: 44th International British Biker Meeting

When? 12th – 14th August

Where? Restaurant Tobelmuhlestrasse, Buriswilen, CH-9442, Berneck, Switzerland

What’s on?

This annual British-manufactured motorcycle meet is organised by the Black Shadow Motorcycle Club in Switzerland. This bike event is well established (running since 1973) and the boys from the club are promising a large number of British machines of all ages to attend.
You can also expect competitions, ride outs, a campfire, BBQ and live music.

Admission and camping are free.


Shawbury Rider Weekend

Event: Shawbury Rider Weekend

When? 13th – 14th August

Where? RAF Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4DZ

What’s on?

The Rider Weekend is designed to allow motorcyclists the opportunity to improve their riding confidence and ability in a relatively safe environment using a custom-designed 3.2 mile circuit using existing runways and taxiways. In addition, all proceeds are donated to charity.

Price: Riders £65 per day, £110 for weekend. Spectators £5 for weekend.


Lee Rigby Bike weekend

Event: The Lee Rigby Charity Bike and Family Weekender

When? 19th – 21st August

Where? Mayfield Rugby Club, Chadwick Lane, Castleton, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL11 3BY

What’s on?

10 live bands, 24 hour toilets and showers, trade stands, kids rides, real ale and outside bar. There is free entry into the bike show on Saturday.  The bike show will consist of 18 categories including bikes/trikes, scooters and classic/custom cars. Secure site with 24 hour control tent and marshals. Camping will be available from Thursday afternoon. Ride in Saturday. The event is to raise money for the Armed Forces charity, SSAFA.

Admission (on the gate):  £12.50. Under 12s go free. Camper vans and cars allowed via pre-arranged booking.

Saturday only, with no camping, is £5.


Cheltenham Festival of Bikes

Event: Cheltenham Festival of Bikes

When? 21st August

Where? Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

What’s on?

Displays will include custom motorcycles and ‘hand crafted specials’, café racers, choppers, bobber, tracker, street racers and brat bikes. Also, there will be trade stands, refreshments, a licensed bar, music, art and much more.

Open: 11am to 5:30pm. Admission (on the gate): £10 Adult (cash only). Bike parking is free.


Kenley Autojumble

Event: Kenley Autojumble

When? 21st August

Where? The Portcullis Club, Kenley Airfield, Victor Beamish Avenue, Caterham, Surry, CR3 5FX

What’s on?

This open air autojumble is for all motorcycle, car and military enthusiasts. Both regular traders and private sellers having a clear out are welcome.

Parking is free. Pitch fees are £20 for trade vans and £15 for private cars.  There is free overnight camping for traders with access from Saturday afternoon. Open: 9am to 4pm. Admission: £2.50.


Lincoln Autojumble

Event: Lincoln Autojumble

When? 27th August

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. The theme of this event is Land Rovers. Display vehicles are invited to attend.

Open: from 8am until 12:30pm. Admission: free. Parking is £2 per car.


Chrome and Cruisers bike show

Event: Chrome and Cruisers Vehicle Show

When? 29th August (Bank Holiday)

Where? The Abbey School, London Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8RZ

What’s on?

This classic and custom car and motorcycle show features an autojumble, trade stands, trophies to be won, live music (Lonnie Donegan Jnr, Mean ‘n My Lady, Scott Elvis & Legal Tender, Steve ‘Boltz’ Bolton), food and bar and a kids play area.

Open: 10am to 6pm. Admission: Adults £5, children under 15 free.


So, it looks like August is an excellent month for biker events, but which ones are you going to be at?
Remember, if we’ve missed any off then please share them with us in the comment box below and we’ll make sure we add them in!

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One comment on “Motorbike Events in August 2016”

avatarAdrian Oakessays:

Why show an image on your post taken at the Bike meet at Paignton thats on EVERY Wednesday pretty much throughout Summer and not list it in your events!! ??

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