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JAN 3 – Bike Day at the Ace Café

Head down to the UK’s most famous automotive café for the first big bike meet of the year. The Ace Café is well-renowned for its status as one of the best places for meets in the country and their first bike day of 2016 won’t disappoint.

Stop by for a brew, a chat or a browse to kick the new year off with a bang.

When ‘n’ where?

The meet kicks off at 9 am on 3 January and finishes at 5 pm. Find it at Ace Café London, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London (Postcode for SatNav: NW10 7UD).


Head on down for 9 am and you’re away. No tickets are needed and no entry fees are required.

JAN 23-24 – The Adventure Travel Show

A show dedicated to those who love adventure travel. Expect countless exhibitors including tourism boards and tour companies plus workshops and talks on all manner of things including overland motorcycle journeys, filming your adventure and how to best plan your next trip.

When ‘n’ where?

The event takes place at Olympia in London between 23-24 January. (Postcode for SatNav: W14 8UX though it’s recommended that you take public transport for this one).


Tickets cost £8 (£10 on the door) for one day or £12 (£15 on the door) for the weekend and are available from www.adventureshow.com. Under 16s go free

FEB 23-24 – The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

While not specifically a bike show, the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show encompasses a lot of the same ideals as adventure motorcycling and is well worth checking out if you are in the area, especially as it’s at the same venue as the MCN Motorcycle Show. Inspiration awaits and ABR’s sister title, Adventure Travel magazine, will also be exhibiting.

When ‘n’ where?

The show opens on 11 February at 1 pm and runs until 5 pm on 14 February with varying opening hours each day (check the website) and takes place at the ExCel London (Postcode for SatNav: E16 1DR).


Tickets are available from www.telegraphoutdoorshow.co.uk and start from £4 for children aged between 9-16 and £18 for adults. Check the website for more details.

FEB 12-14 – MCN London Motorcycle Show

A motorcycle show in London catering for all sorts of two-wheeled enthusiasts where you can see all of the latest machinery. The show will feature zones for adventure, sport, custom and classics as well as plenty of live-action and a sprawling retail area with plenty of deals and celebrity appearances. Most importantly, we’ll be there too…

When ‘n’ where?

12 – 14 February at the ExCel in London from 10 am – 5 pm on the Friday, 9 am – 6 pm Saturday and 9 am – 5 pm on the Sunday. (Postcode for SatNav: E16 1XL).


Tickets are available from www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com and cost £17 (£21 on the door) for adults and £15 for students and over 65s. Children under the age of 15 get in free when accompanied by a paying adult (one child per adult).

FEB 13-14 – The Dragon Rally

The Dragon Rally is Britain’s take on Germany’s Elephant Rally and is held in the depths of winter. Organised by the Conwy and District Motorcycle Club, the rally has been going since the ‘60s and serves as a meeting place for motorcyclists from across Europe.

When ‘n’ where?

13-14 February in Snowdonia, North Wales. Specific details of the camp’s location are revealed once participants have reported to a designated caravan in Snowdonia.


Entries (limited to 1,400) are £25 per person and need to be sent into Conwy Motorcycle Club.

For the postage address and further details head to www.conwymotorcycleclub.org.uk/Dragon-Rally.

FEB 20-21 – The Classic Dirt Bike Show

Described as ‘a must’ for any off-road enthusiast, the Classic Dirt Bike Show provides an opportunity for attendees to check out legendary machines, get great deals from traders and rub shoulders with various big names from the scene.

When ‘n’ where?

The show takes place between 10 am and 4:45 pm on 20-21 February at the International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford (Postcode for SatNav: TF3 4JH)


Tickets are available from www.classicbikeshows.com and cost £11 (£13 on gate) for one day or £22 for a two-day pass. Children under 12 go free.