What’s on: the next four weeks of motorcycling

Wel­come to our What’s On page where we tell you ev­ery­thing worth go­ing to in the com­ing month of motorcycling.

Motorcycle Monthly - - What’s On Event Guide -

The big­gest event in the com­ing month is the start of the ac­tion on the Isle of Man for the an­nual TT Races. The end of May sees the start of Prac­tice Week where the su­per­stars of road rac­ing get to lap the course in anger for the first time since last year’s event.

The 37.73 mile long course (known as The Moun­tain Course be­cause it wraps around the in­fa­mous Snae­fell moun­tain) is widely re­garded as the ul­ti­mate chal­lenge for man and ma­chine. The course it­self is made up of public roads with very lit­tle run-off, but this doesn’t slow­down the rac­ers look­ing for a podium top spot. Speeds top­ping 200mph are nowa­days al­most com­mon­place on the su­per­bikes along the fastest sec­tions of the iconic course.

If you want to go then you might find it dif­fi­cult to phys­i­cally get over to The Is­land this close to the event; most ferry and plane places have been booked up for months now, but there are can­cel­la­tions so you might get lucky. Give the Steam Packet ferry com­pany a call to see what’s what. Get in touch with them at: 08722 992 992

What’s On else­where this com­ing month MAY 2015

Fri­day 15 - Sun­day 17 Ber­wick& Distric­tMCC’s 4thMonks Rally, The Barn at Beal, Holy Is­land, Northum­ber­land, 07859 903995, bri­an­hill1@aol.com The Scorched Rally, The Royal Oak, Christchurch Road, Down­ton, Lyming­ton, Hamp­shire SO41 0LA. Tel 07864 105287 Aliens In­fest Rally, Ashover Show­ground, Milken Lane, Ashover, Der­byshire S45 0BA. Tel 07713 128017 Satur­day 16 Scor­ton Gi­ant Auto/Bike Jumble, North York­shire Events Cen­tre DL10 6EH. Bert 07909 904705. Ride­the­county, fin­ishes at the H-Cafe, Ox­ford. www.ride­the­county.org.uk Satur­day 16 - Sun­day 17 Na­tion­alMo­tor­cy­cle Races (No Lim­its Rac­ing), Don­ing­ton Park, Cas­tle Don­ing­ton, Derby DE74 2RP. www.don­ing­ton-park.co.uk Women Bik­ers’ Skills Day& Ride­out, Wey­mouth Col­lege, Wey­mouth DT4 7LQ. www.wom­en­bik­ers.co.uk Sun­day 17 VMCC(Es­sex) Sun­day Run. Costa car park, Toll­gate Cen­tre, Stan­way CO3 8RG, 9.30 for 10am. Terry Wind­sor 01206 384764 VMCC (Northamp­ton) Girder Fork Run. Sy­well Air­port, 10.30am. John Bul­mer 07850 909340. Yamaha Bike Day, Ace Cafe Lon­don NW10 7UD. www.ace-cafe-lon­don.com Mo­toGP – France. www.mo­togp.com Rugby Bike­Fest, Mar­ket Place and High Street, Rugby Town Cen­tre, Rugby, Warwickshire. Tel 01788 890789. www.rug­by­town­cen­tre.co.uk/bike­fest Rat­tles­den Five Bells Bike Show, Five Bells pub, Rat­tles­den, Bury St Ed­munds, Suffolk IP30 0RA. Tel 01449 737669 LIVESChar­i­tyMo­tor­cy­cle Ride­Out, meet atHorn­castleMar­ket Place, Horncastle, Lincs. Tel 01507 523513 or 07788 415819 Ride of Re­spect, Hullav­ing­ton Air­field. www.ride­ofre­spect.co.uk Char­ity Ride for Lincs& Notts Air Am­bu­lance, Two Wheel Cen­tre (Mans­field) Ltd, 1-5 Pri­ory Works, Pri­ory Square, Mans­field Wood­house, Not­ting­hamshire NG19 9LN. Tel 01623 627600. www.twowheel.co.uk Tues­day 19 7th An­nual Spilsby Bike Night, Spilsby Town­Cen­tre, Lin­colnshire. Tel Pete or Lisa 01790 753219. wild­mans­mo­tor­cy­cles.co.uk Wed­nes­day 20 Sports Bike Night, Win­ter­ton Rovers FC. www.lin­colnshire­bikenights.com Cruiser Bike Night, Yard­birds Rock Club, Grimsby. lin­colnshire­bikenights.com Thurs­day 21 Open Night forMo­tor­cy­cles, Coven­try Trans­port Mu­seum, Sandy Lane Stores CV1 4EX. Tel 02476 234270. The GreethamGather­ing, Greetham Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Greetham, Rut­land LE15 7NG www.greethamgather­ing.co.uk Thurs­day 21 - Tues­day 25 FHDCE Su­per Rally, Lin­colnshire Show­ground, Grange-de-Lings, Lin­coln LN2 2NA. su­per­ral­ly2015eng­land.com Fri­day 22 Clas­sic Bike& Car Meet, The Vic­to­ria, Coalville, Le­ics LE67 3FA. Tel 01530 814718. www.vicbik­er­spub.co.uk Fri­day 22 - Sun­day 24 Fallen An­gels ‘Tarts in Tar­tan’ Rally, Corus Sports& So­cial Club, Row­leys Drive, Shot­ton, Dee­side CH5 1PY. 07786 913281 Fri­day 22 - Mon­day 25 Sheep Dip Rally, Light­foot’s Farm, Sil­ver Street, Lyming­ton, Hamp­shire SO41 6DG. www.black­sheep­bike­andtrike.co.uk/shee pdip.html Trike­fest, Lit­tle­port Leisure Cen­tre, Camel Road, Lit­tle­port, Ely, Cambs. Tel Ged 07815 784798, Sue 07970 474603. www.trikesrus.co.uk Adventure Be­fore De­men­tia Rally, Tablers Wood Camp­site, Carr Lane, West Cow­ick, Don­caster, York­shire DN14 9ED. Tel 07715 925784 No Bull Just Beer& Bikes Show, Pen­mae­nau Farm, Llan­del­wedd, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, LD2 3RD. Tel 07500 850663. www.nob­ull­beerand­bikes.co.uk Pen­dine Sands Speed­week, Mu­se­u­mof Speed, Pen­dine, Ca­marthen­shire, Wales. www.pendinelsr.com Satur­day 23 South­ern Clas­sic Bike Show& Jumble, Kempton Park Race­course, Sun­bury-onThamesTW16 5AQ. www.egp-en­ter­prises.co.uk Beartown Bik­ers 7th Char­ity Ride Out, Church House Pub, Bux­ton Road, Con­gle­ton, CheshireCW12 2DY. Tel 07838 790631 Satur­day 23 - Sun­day 24 Bike Shed Lon­don 2015, Tobacco Dock, Lon­don E1W 2SF www.the­bikeshed.cc Satur­day 23 - Mon­day 25 Chip­ping Steam Fair, Green Lane Show­ground, Chip­ping, Pre­ston, Lancs PR3 2TQ. www.chip­ping­steam­fair.co.uk BENMo­tor­cy­cle Rally 2015, Town Thorns Care Cen­tre, near Rugby. 01344 294714. www.ben.org.uk/mo­tor­cy­cler­ally Sun­day 24 Samp­ford Peverell EX16 7BJ bike­meet. Tel. Bill 01884 820022. Sun­beamMo­tor­cy­cle Club Cony­boro Run, Chid­dingly, East Sus­sex. Char­lie Smith 07802 468109 LE Velo (Lancs& S Lakes) Slaid­burn, meet car park, 11 for 12. Tel 01772 782516. VMCC (Northamp­ton) Box of Matches Run, Jack’s Hill Cafe, A5 Towces­ter, Northamp­ton, 10.30am. David Hib­bert 01604 766480. The 24th Dou­glas Bris­tol Cavalcade, Warm­ley, near Bris­tol. gp­budd@hot­mail.com Sun­beamMCCCony­boro Run, Chid­dingly, Sus­sex. Char­lie Smith 07802 468109. RBLRB Day (in aid of Poppy Ap­peal), Ace Cafe Lon­don NW10 7UD. www.ace-cafe-lon­don.com World Su­per­bikes – Round 6, Don­ing­ton. www.worldsbk.com Au­to­jum­ble, Manch­ester Road, Rix­ton, near Warrington, WA3 6EA. T Tay­lor 07860 648103. Cam­bridge Cus­tom, Clas­sic & Food Show, Cam­bridge Rugby Club, Vo­lac Park, Granch­ester Road, Cam­bridge CB3 9ED. Tel 07952 768539. har­veyscus­toms.co.uk Sun­day 24 - Mon­day 25 23rd Ra­gleyHall Clas­sic Car& Trans­port Show, Ra­gley Hall, Al­caster, Warwickshire B49 5NJ transtarpro­mo­tions.co.uk Mon­day 25 Craven Col­lec­tionMo­tor­cy­cleMu­seum. Open Day. Brock­field Villa, Stock­ton on the For­est, York YO32 9UE. 01904 400493. Mar­gate Melt­down, Ace Cafe Lon­don NW10 7UD. www.ace-cafe-lon­don.com Pen­dle Pow­er­fest, Nel­son & Colne Col­lege, Bar­row­ford, Lan­cashire, BB9 7YT. www.pendle­pow­er­fest.com Re­nal Ride, Start: South­mead Hos­pi­tal, South­mead Way, Avon, Bris­tol, BS22 5NB. Tel 01934 740557 Emma Rad­ford Me­mo­rial Buell& Ital­ianMo­tor­cy­cle Fes­ti­val, Lin­colnshire Avi­a­tion Her­itage Cen­tre, East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincs, PE23 4DE. Chris Jes­sop c.jes­sop@hot­workct.com http://tinyurl.com/nny4ec9 12th Suffolk Au­to­jum­ble, Church Farm, Ket­tle­burgh, near Wood­bridge, Suffolk IP13 7LF Tel. 01728 724858 (be­fore 9pm) Wed­nes­day 27 JUNE IS­SUE OF CLAS­SIC BIKEGUIDE VMCC (Es­sex) Evening Run, Writtle Green, near Chelms­ford, 7 for 7.15pm. John Beck­in­sale 01268 763805. Cruiser Bike Night, Shires, Grainthorpe. www.lin­colnshire­bikenights.com Fri­day 29 - Sun­day 31 BournemouthWheels Fes­ti­val 2015, Bournemouth seafront BH2 5AA. www.bournemouthwheels.co.uk Rorke’s Drift Rally 2015, Bre­con County Show­ground, The Wat­ton Fields, Bre­con, Powys, Wales. Tel Pete 07531 909721, Amanda 07762 316341. www.rorkes­drif­trally.moon­fruit.com Satur­day 30 LE Velo Northamp­ton gath­er­ing, The Li­lacs, IshamNN14 1HD, noon. Tel 01604 499858. Satur­day 30 - Sun­day 31 Thun­der­fest at Welsh Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Fes­ti­val, at An­gle­sey Rac­ing Cir­cuit, North Wales. thun­der­sprint.com Sun­day 31 Lincs BTSC Meet, Cleethor­pes Light Rail­way. Bob or Mau­reen 01526 345270. Off-Road Rid­ers Day, Ace Cafe Lon­don NW10 7UD. www.ace-cafe-lon­don.com Mo­toGP – Italy. www.mo­togp.com Ladies’ Sun­day, CMCMo­tor­cy­cles, High Street, Clay Cross, Ch­ester­field, Der­byshire, S45 9DP. Tel 01246 860046. www.cm­cbikes.com Cen­tre 81 Bik­ers’ Break­fast, Cen­tre 81, Tar Works Road, Great Yar­mouth, Nor­folk NR30 1QR. Tel 01493 332253. www.cen­tre81.co.uk Ken­ley Au­to­jum­ble, The Portcullis Club, Ken­ley Air­field, Vic­tor Beamish Av­enue, Cater­hamCR3 5FX (just off Jct 6, M25). www.face­book.com/Ken­leyAu­to­jum­ble Ersk­ineMo­tor­bike Meet, Erk­sine (Hos­pi­tal), Bish­op­ton, Ren­frew­shire PA7 5PU. Tel 07814 984082. www.er­sk­inemo­tor­bike­meet.co.uk

JUNE 2015

Wed­nes­day 3 VMCC (Es­sex) Wrinkly Run. Brock Hill Nurs­ery, Brock Hill, Wick­ford, 10am for 10.30am. Alan Wil­liams 01268 570145. Sports Bike Night, Tork­sey. www.lin­colnshire­bikenights.com Cruiser Bike Night, Black­smiths Arms, Roth­well. lin­colnshire­bikenights.com Thurs­day 4 LE Velo (Lancs& S Lakes) Arn­side, meet car park by Viaduct, 11 for 12. Tel 01772 782516. Thurs­day 4 - Satur­day 6 Un­want­edMCC’s An­nual Bike, Trike & Cus­tomShow, The Rock­bar, Shob­nall Sports & So­cial Club, Shob­nall Road, Bur­ton-on-Trent, Staffs. Tel 07988 521400. www.un­want­edmcc.co.uk

Spec­tat­ing at the TT is as se­ri­ous or as

fun as you want to make it.

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