Have a brilliant week
1 Racing at its best
Armoy Road Races Where Armoy, Co Antrim When July 28-29 Entry Free to spectate Info www.amrrc.com Armoy Road Races are held on the 3.03-mile, triangular Armoy Circuit. The Dunlop brothers dominated the series last year with Michael taking both the Superbike races and William did a Supersport double. Can anyone else get a look in? We say When it comes to scenic road races, Armoy is one of the most beautiful. Watching the riders curl around the wall at Church Bends before disappearing off with the rolling hills in the background is truly staggering.
2 Free fun at the seaside
Bexhill MotoFest Where De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhillon-Sea When Sunday, July 30, 9am-6pm Entry Free Info www.bexhillmotofest.co.uk On top of the hundreds of bikes on display, there’s a stunt show and live bands plus wild-haired BSB star Bradley Ray will be larking about on minimotos. We say Some say Bexhill is a little tame but in the 1920s, it was a petrolhead heaven. The seafront was seen as the perfect location for sprint races and while all that’s long stopped, there’s nothing to prevent you heading down for a bit of fun. You don’t even need a top hat these days.
3 Warrs, what is it good for?*
Harley Night with Warr’s Where Ace Cafe, London When Thursday, July 27 from 6pm Entry Free Info london.acecafe.com Warrs have been selling Harleys since 1924, making them Europe’s longest serving H-D dealer. They run a regular night at the Ace, where they welcome all bikes young or old, but do park with your numberplate visible as the eight-year-old bikes can look very similar to the 80-year-old ones. We say Is it a stampede, a jet landing at Heathrow? No, it’s the booming arrival of a fleet of Harleys.
4 Dirty demons do battle
Hafren British Enduro Championship Where Glynhafren, Powys When July 29-20 Entry Free to spectate Info www.hafrendbc.co.uk The star turn at this round of the BEC is Steve Holcombe, the British rider who is leading the Enduro world championship. This event will be a rare chance for fans to see Holcombe in action, as well as for the other riders who get to line up against him. We say The muddy fields of Wales might not give enduro the glitz and glamour of MotoGP but you can get much closer to the action. With the majority of the event taking place in the Hafren forest, it should be a great event to watch.
5 Sharpen up your riding skills
British Superbike School Where Byton Park Raceway, Lincs When Thursday, July 27 Entry From £289 Info www.britishsuperbikeschool. co.uk The British Superbike School is all about improving your riding skills away from the hazards of the road. Taught by ex-police and RoSPA instructors, it starts at Level 1 for those wanting to improve road riding and goes to Level 3 who want structured track training. We say Despite the name, this school isn’t just for superbikes. Anything is welcome from adventure bikes right through to cruisers, but if you don’t want to ride your pride and joy, or even just fancy a change, you can hire a CBR600RR.
6 Take the bus, grab a beer
The Motorcycle Social Where Canal Mills, Leeds When July 29-30 Entry £15 Info www.motorcyclesocial.co.uk The Motorcycle Social is a two-day indoor exhibition that celebrates all there is to love about the new wave of custom bikes but outside of dusty old London. As well as a vast array of bikes, there are also trade stalls, street-food sellers and live music. We say We really dislike riding to an event, only to have to squeak around in leather and lug your helmet about. We that in mind, we’d suggest you get public transport there and while you’re at it, you could sample a wee tipple from one of the three breweries on site.
7 Silver screen weekender
Revolution Film Fest Where Venues in London When Friday-Sunday, July28-30 Entry From £10 Info revolutionfilmfest.cc It’s a three-day motorcycle film festival, with screenings all over London. You can get a ticket to all six screenings for £30, which is cheaper than going to see Transformers 15. We say Contrary to popular belief, motorcycle cinema did not start in 1969 with Easy Rider and end in 1971 with On Any Sunday. Not ones to rock the boat however, the Sunday evening session does feature the legendary Steve McQueen flick.
Find more great things to do in your area in our MCN Local pullout
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