Where to go

Au­gust 25-27, Sil­ver­stone, Northamp­ton­shire

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It’s the most won­der­ful time of the year. Andy Wil­liams might have been war­bling about the fes­tive sea­son but that’s only be­cause he never got to ex­pe­ri­ence Motogp at Sil­ver­stone over the sum­mer bank hol­i­day week­end. No mat­ter what, where, why or how you ride, it’s im­pos­si­ble to be any­thing other than slack-jaw stunned af­ter wit­ness­ing the world’s most ta­lented riders flirt­ing with the absolute limit of physics, try­ing to squeeze ev­ery last drop of speed from an­i­mal­is­tic 250bhp pro­to­types so bru­tal that just one warm-up lap would scare the likes of you and me half to death. Race day tick­ets are £65 and the full week­end is £79 – but our bar­gain tip is Fri­day: just £35, with rov­ing grand­stand ad­mis­sion. sil­ver­stone.co.uk

The Overland Event Septem­ber 1-3, Hill End, Ox­ford­shire

A can’t-miss, three-day event for any­one into ad­ven­ture travel. Pre­sen­ta­tions from au­thors, films, work­shops, and a fan­tas­tic bike show (thanks to a tie-up with the Coven­try Trans­port Mu­seum) that will fea­ture the Tri­umph that Ted Si­mon rode around the world in Jupiter’s Trav­els. An ‘event pass­port’, which cov­ers ev­ery­thing in­clud­ing camp­ing, a swim­ming pool and free tea, is priced at £65. over­lan­de­vent.com

24th Ca­role Nash Euro­jum­ble Septem­ber 1-2, Net­ley Marsh, Hamp­shire

One of the largest au­to­jum­bles in the UK, the Ca­role Nash Euro­jum­ble should be where you find that last re­main­ing part you’re look­ing for to fin­ish a project – or a great place to find a bas­ket case for you to stash in the shed now, ready to pre­tend you’ll fix it up over win­ter, with classics of all types and ages for sale and on dis­play. On-the-gate prices are £10 on Fri­day or £7 on Satur­day. clas­sicbikeshows.com

Brighton Speed Tri­als Septem­ber 2, Brighton, East Sus­sex

The tra­di­tional tear-up along a quar­ter-mile of Brighton seafront con­tin­ues for 2017, with hun­dreds of bikes and cars flex­ing their sprint­ing mus­cles in front of thou­sands of spec­ta­tors. Tick­ets are £15 on the gate (or £12 if booked in ad­vance), which in­cludes a pro­gramme and ac­cess to the pad­dock.

The UK round of the Motogp se­ries ar­rives at Sil­ver­stone in Au­gust

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