Bril­liant rea­sons to ride this week

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

1 Have a blast on the beach

Where We­ston-su­per-mare, Som­er­set When Fri­day-sun­day, Oct 13-15 En­try From £20 Info www.rhlac­tiv­i­

The We­ston Beach Race has been bring­ing mad­ness to the Som­er­set seafront for over 30 years. The race pitches am­a­teurs against pro­fes­sion­als from all over the world on a roller­coaster sand­track that causes crashes and chaos for hours on end. We say We­ston Beach Race is rapidly join­ing a long list of quirky Bri­tish tra­di­tions such as Cooper’s Hill Cheese-rolling in Glouces­ter or Morris danc­ing. If you’ve never been it’s well worth watch­ing some­one bat­tling with a beached bike atop a small dune. Q DON’T MISS MCN’S picture spe­cial next week.

2 BSB’S triple header

Where Brands Hatch GP, Kent When Fri­day-sun­day, Oc­to­ber 13-15 En­try From £27 Info www.british­su­per­

The fi­nal round of the 2017 MCE BSB Cham­pi­onship heads to Brands Hatch for the de­cider. With Leon Haslam 32 points ahead of Josh Brookes and 33 ahead of Shane Byrne you might think it’s a done deal, but with three races and change­able weather, it’s not nec­es­sar­ily done and dusted yet. We say The BSB sea­son has been wild this year, with 10 dif­fer­ent race win­ners and this wide open rac­ing looks set to con­tinue at Brands. The 2.4-mile GP track has a lot more to of­fer than the Indy cir­cuit too, so this week­end could well go down in his­tory.

3 Oldies but good­ies

Where Stafford­shire County Show­ground When Saturday-sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14-15 En­try £12 Info www.clas­

The Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Me­chan­ics Show keeps on grow­ing and now wel­comes more than 30,000 visi­tors and over 900 traders. We say The show cov­er­ing ev­ery­thing from lit­tle air-cooled Tri­umphs to fire­breath­ing, ana­logue sports­bikes so has some­thing for every­one.

4 Ryka’s Café

Where Box Hill, Sur­rey When Ev­ery Wed­nes­day En­try Free Info

As the nights draw in and the weather turns, sud­denly those roads and race­tracks don’t seem quite so ap­peal­ing. But fear not, for Ryka’s Café is open year round and hosts a bike meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day (although there are bik­ers there most days). We say If the cool­ing weather has you think­ing of other pur­suits, nes­tled as it is in the Sur­rey Hills, Ryka’s is in the per­fect lo­ca­tion for green lan­ing.

5 Grab some late-sea­son track thrills

Where Cad­well Park When Saturday, Oc­to­ber 14 En­try £109 Info www.msv­track­

MSV are run­ning a ses­sioned track­day at Cad­well Park, which means the rid­ers are sent out for seven 20-minute ses­sions. There are three groups on track (Novice, In­ter­me­di­ate and Ad­vanced) and there are coaches on hand for those look­ing to progress. We say Con­sid­ered one of the most chal­leng­ing but ex­cit­ing cir­cuits in the coun­try, Cad­well Park is a firm favourite for rid­ers. The nat­u­ral ups and downs of the Lin­colnshire cir­cuit, and not for­get­ting the in­fa­mous moun­tain, seal it.

6 So you think you’re fast, eh?

Where Santa Pod Race­way, Pod­ing­ton, Beds When Saturday, Oc­to­ber 14, 9.30am– 8pm En­try From £8 Info

In its purest sense Run What Ya Brung is the cheap­est and eas­i­est way of see­ing how much of your bike is just show and how much is pure go. The Saturday Night Spe­cial is one of the last meets of the year and run­ning so late gives you plenty of chance to get out there. We say For­get what you know about drag rac­ing be­cause RWYB events are for every­one. You don’t need a race li­cence or a bike that runs on jet fuel. You can just turn up on your stocker and race against other peo­ple on sim­i­lar bikes.

7 Want sauce with that?

Where The Shut­tle­worth Collection, Bed­ford­shire When Oc­to­ber En­try Free Info www.shut­tle­

It’s not of­ten we need an ex­cuse to get out and ride but as the tem­per­a­ture be­gins to dip, it be­comes less tempt­ing. Then Shut­tle­worth come along and of­fer a Full English break­fast and a hot drink for just £6.95. We say It’s not just break­fast of course, the deal also in­cludes burg­ers, fish and chips plus Sun­day roasts, so if they’re a bit far away to get to in time for break­fast, you can head out for a ride and catch them on the way back in.

Don’t for­get to pack your bucket and spade

How’s that for a stop­pie? Full pre­view p72

Open the throt­tle and go. It’s ut­terly ad­dic­tive fun

Get on track now be­fore the weather starts to turn

He’ll be need­ing more preload af­ter that

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