Looking for some two-wheeled inspiration? We’ve got you covered…
1. Overland and adventure bike day – 22nd March
An annual event at the ace café for adventure motorcyclists from around the UK to gather and check out each other’s rides, share their travel tales and plans for the future. Throw in an ace café breakfast and you have a fantastic day out. As always, the event will be attended by well-known adventurers and travellers, with Sam Manicom and Austin Vince dropping by in recent years. Not one to miss for an ABR.
When ‘N’ Where: 9 am – 5 pm at the Ace Café London. North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London, NW10 7UD.
How: Like most events at the ace café it’s free, simply turn up and meet your fellow ABRs. head to www.ace-cafe-london.com to find out more.
2. The Manchester Bike Show – 28 – 29 March
We’ve had bike shows in London and Birmingham in recent months, but if you’re still itching for more riding inspiration before spring hits, why not head over to Manchester for the annual Manchester Bike Show. With many of the major manufacturers exhibiting, a live-action stage and a gear market, it’s a weekend of motorcycling you don’t want to miss.
When ‘N’ Where: EventCity, Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Manchester, M41 7TB, 9.30 am – 5 pm.
How: Pick up tickets online or on the door at www.manchesterbikeshow.com. Bike parking is provided outside of the venue for those riding to the event.
3 . The Women in Motorcycling Exhibition – 25th April
Having just returned from a fantastic three days at the London Motorcycle Show and meeting you all, one thing was noticeable, more women are entering the world of adventure biking. And, it was a particular treat to watch a presentation by Elspeth Beard about her travels around the world (if you haven’t read her book yet, we’d highly recommend doing so). You can hear from Elspeth and other inspirational speakers, and take part in a host of workshops at the Women in Motorcycling Exhibition.
When ‘N’ Where: Tutbury Castle, Castle Street, Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9JF, 10 am – 7 pm.
How: Book your tickets online for £13 at www.womenmoto.co.uk. Camping is available at the event.
4. Adventure Bike Rider Ireland Rally – 8 – 10 May
The ABR team will be heading to County Fermanagh in May for the eighth annual ABR Ireland Rally, which will be held on the shores of Lough Erne in Northern Ireland. The weekend is organised by ABR readers and is a great opportunity to meet like-minded riders, enjoy some cracking riding and indulge in a pint or two of the black stuff.
When ‘N’ Where: The Share Discovery Village, 221 Lisnaskea Road, Lisnaskea, Enniskillen BT92 0JZ.
How: Head over to the ABR forum online and search for the ‘2020 ABR Ireland Rally sign up thread’ to find out more and register your interest.
5. The Adventure Bike Rider Festival – 10 – 12 July
If you’re already planning for riding season, there’s one event that simply must be circled on your calendar – the Adventure Bike Rider Festival. Held in the magnificent grounds of Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, and once again sponsored by Bridgestone, it is shaping up to be an unforgettable weekend of motorcycling, entertainment and fun for all involved. Head to page 22 to find out more.
When ‘N’ Where: The Adventure Bike Rider Festival is being held at Ragley Hall, Alcester, B49 5NJ.
How: Tickets are selling fast and will sell out prior to the festival, but there are a limited number of discounted tickets still up for grabs.
Head to www.adventurebikerider.com and click on the ‘ABR Festival 2020’ tab to buy your tickets.