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MCN - - This Week In MCN -

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.

SEE MORE EVENTS NEAR YOU

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Check out some gor­geous metal

Clas­sic metal on screen this week­end

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