Looking for some excuses to get out on the bike? We’ve got you covered…
6-8 May – Touratech Travel Event
Hundreds of adventure motorcycling enthusiasts descend on Touratech HQ for a weekend of riding, camping and socialising. There’s oppourtunities for off-road riding at Walters Arena – home o f ‘Dawn till Dusk’ and the BMW training school – and road rides around the stunning Brecon Beacons. Also expect food and beer tents, workshops and a Touratech Rally
When ‘n’ Where? 6-8 May at Touratech HQ, Woodlands, Business Park, Ystradygnlais, South Wales, SA9 1JW How? There is no charge for those wishing to attend the event and camping and amenities are also entirely free. You can register by heading to www.bit.ly/TravelEvent.
14-15 May – MCN Festival of Motorcycling
Test ride new and classic bikes, find a bargain from the autojumble or retail zone and see all the 2016 fleets from the major manufacturers. There will also be stunt shows, a classic race bike parade and plenty of beer and good grub.
When ‘n’ Where? 14-15 May at Peterborough Area, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6XE. How? Tickets are available at www.mcnfestival.com. If booked before 9 May a weekend camping ticket will cost £35 and a day ticket will cost £15. Discounts are available for concession tickets or groups.
15 May – BMW Bike Day
A get together with like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts at the world-renowned Ace Café. Take time to chat with other BMW riders, check out everyone else’s riders and get a brew and bite to eat.
When ‘n’ Where? From 9am to 5pm on 15 May at Ace Café, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London. Postcode for SatNav: NW10 7UD How? Simply turn up for the day with your BMW and you’re good to go. For enquiries head to www.ace-cafe-london.com.
2-5 Jun – Haggs All Terrain Adventure 2016
A long weekend including three action-packed days of hands-on training with professionals to help you on your way to your next motorcycle adventure. Activities include off-road skills instruction and practice course, navigation skills workshops, on and off-road motorcycle orienteering, adventure films, live music, bonfires and decent grub.
When ‘n’ Where? 2-5 June at Haggs Bank Bunkhouse and Campsite, Nentsberry, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3LH. How? Tickets cost £129 for a space in the bunkhouse or £99 for camping. Price also includes food, activities, entertainment and a t-shirt. More info at www.bit.ly/HaggsBank.
11-12 Jun – Merlins and Motorbikes
Organised by the BMF, Aero Legends and WWII Headcorn Aerodrome, the event will play host to live music, a bike jumble and more than 100 trade stalls selling everything from bike kit and helmets to clothing and sunglasses. There will also be an aerial display and a 1,200m drag race between a bike and the Aero Legends Spitfire TD314.
When ‘n’ Where? 11-12 June at Headcorn Aerodrome, Shenley Farm Cottages, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent, TN27 9HX. How? Tickets cost £12 for an adult, £5 for children and £8 for seniors while there is also an option to camp. For tickets and more information head to www.bit.ly/HeadcornEvents.
2-26 Jun – Ride to Work Week
Join in with thousands of other motorcyclists around the world as they show just how enjoyable a commute on two wheels can be. The aim is to show just how fun riding on two-wheels can be in the hope that more people take their tests, saving money, easing congestion and reducing travel costs in the process.
When ‘n’ Where? 20-26 June, worldwide. How? It’s simple, just ride your two-wheeled machine to work for the week. Tweet (@abrmagazine) or message us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/adventurebikerider) with your pictures.