Looking for some excuses to get out on the bike? We’ve got you covered…
Haggs Horizons Unlimited Adventure Meet
A meet for adventure bike riders and other adventurers alike with plenty of activities, ride outs and local countryside tours. Bonfires and barbecues will be the order of the evenings while in the day there will be trail rides, road rides and a motorcycle orienteering course. There will be live music on Saturday night and a local pub will also be able to offer food.
When ‘n’ where? 18-20 September, in the heart of the North Pennines; Haggs Bank Bunkhouse, Nentsberry, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3LH.
How? Bunkhouse space has sold out for the weekend but at the time of print camping is still available at £30 per person. For more information and to book head to www.haggsbank.com/events.
Ride to the Wall
A unique motorcycling event that allows motorcyclists an opportunity to gather and pay respect to serving and fallen servicemen and women while raising money in the process. The event takes the form of a ride into the Wall of the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum with 11 diff erent start points.
When ‘n’ where? Takes place on 3 October from various start points around the UK that all lead to the National Memorial Arboretum.
How? You can register online at www. ridetothewall.org.uk and donations are voluntary but very welcome.
ABR Ecky Thump Rally
A camping weekend in North Yorkshire on the same weekend as the War in Steam run by the North Yorkshire Steam Railway. All are welcome to camp at the site which is a different venue to last year at The New Inn in Cropton. The pub has its own micro-brewery (score!), offers good food and allows a campfire too. There will be an off -road ride and an on-road ride.
When ‘n’ where? 16-18 October at The New Inn, Cropton, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HH.
The Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show 2015
A show full of club stands, live action and classic off -road machines. The event also plays host to the Bonhams autumn sale where you can snap up bikes and spare parts while there will also be appearances from special guest stars from iconic eras of motorcycling. There will be 900 motorbike display, trade and autojumble stands for you to peruse over the course of the weekend.
When ‘n’ where? 17-18 October from 9am-5pm, Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0BD.
A ride across the Severn Bridge all the way to Chepstow Race Course where there will be bands, food and trade stalls. It’s an extremely popular event that runs annually and usually results in the spectacular sight of a bridge full of motorcycles. The event is in aid of Meningitis Now and many other local charities.
When ‘n’ where? Sunday 18 October at 11am, starting from the Brightside Group PLC car park behind Severn View Services, Aust, Junction 1 M48, near Bristol, BS35 4BL.
How? To take part motorcyclists must make a donation (min £5) either online, on the day or at various trade stores. More information at www.hogginthebridge.co.uk.
International Dirt Bike Show
Taking place at Stoneleigh Park, the International Dirt Bike Show exhibits a diverse range of manufacturers, a ermarket clothing and accessories distributors and racing associations. Expect to see the latest from Honda, Kawasaki and KTM as well as a host of live entertainment and activities.
When ‘n’ where? 29 October – 1 November, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.
How? Adult day tickets cost £16 on the door or £13 in advance, while children aged 11-15 pay £8 and £10 respectively. Under 10s get in for free. For more information head to www.dirtbikeshow.co.uk.