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Category: Events and Shows

  1. KICKBACK + Prescott Bike Festival 2019

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    Devitt KICKBACK (The National Custom Bike Show) was launched back in 2010 and this year will be taking place from 15 – 16th June at the annual Prescott Bike Festival in Gloucestershire.
    Devitt KICKBACK will once again be proudly providing a wonderful platform - for the UK’s finest and most talented custom bike builders - to display and showcase their masterpieces. The event will also be hosting The 2019 National Championships (for custom bike building), where all the finalists will be competing for the UK’s most prestigious awards.

    The five classes for the National Champs are:
    Best Freestyle
    Best Young Builder
    Best Butchered (Modified) Classic
    Best Budget Build
    Best (Modified) Performance Sportsbike
    Plus one separate award for Best in Show

    Judging takes place on the special preview day Saturday 15th June with the awards ceremony on the afternoon of Sunday 16th. The specially selected judging panel consists of previous custom bike building award winners, custom magazine editors and VIPs. Racer turned broadcaster Steve Parrish will be one of the judges bringing his own brand of expertise and humour to the occasion. The winning bikes and builders will be given the opportunity to run their masterpieces up the hill after the awards ceremony!

    Devitt KICKBACK and the National Championships takes place inside a massive marquee - as part of the fabulous Prescott Bike Festival, the biggest annual fundraiser for Blood Bikes.

    About Prescott Bike Festival: Prescott Bike Fest prides itself on its diversity and unlike a static bike show, Prescott gives you the unique opportunity to get up close and see, smell and hear and watch the bikes take to the historic hill climb course. The Festival celebrates the best in custom builds, race bikes, factory bikes, prototypes, historic to record beating machines. Featuring the ever popular ‘Run the Hill’ where more than 200 members of the public run the historic hillclimb course on a range of magnificent machines! Plus, paddock specials, celebrity guest appearances, thrilling passenger ride experiences, Show ‘n’ Tell, great food, live hot rockin’ bands, a large exhibitor zone featuring over 100 trade exhibitors with lots to see and buy and a Kids Zone to keep them entertained for hours.

    A ‘Must Do’ day out for all motorcycle enthusiasts!

    For further information on Devitt KICKBACK, please visit: www.TheCustomShow.com

    Event Date: Saturday 15 June 2019 (preview day, 12pm-5pm) and Sunday 16 June 2019 (main show, 8.30am-5pm)

    Venue: Prescott Hill Climb, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9RD

    Admission Tickets: £12 (advance) for adults on Saturday, £15 (advance) for adults on Sunday, under 16’s free when accompanied by a paying adult.

    About Blood Bikes: All proceeds from the event supports the work of Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes and Severn Freewheelers. The Blood Bike charities provide a FREE vital out of hours medical transportation service to the NHS. Since its inception, Prescott Bike Festival has raised over £200k to date!

     

  2. Four days until the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show!

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    There's just four days to go until the 2019 Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.

    Bag a bargain in our extensive trade area, view the latest manufacturer models on display - including the 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R seen for the first time in Scotland, jaw dropping stunts in the Scottish Stunt Freestyle Championship, spend some time down memory lane in our Classic Bike Hall, hear the roar of a range of fantastic engines in our Fire Up Paddock, drool over the metal on show in our brand new Built Not Bought Custom Show and even see guest appearances from Ian Simpson and Tarran MacKenzie on the Knockhill Stage!

    Visit www.scottishmotorcycleshow.com for all event details and show tickets

  3. Malvern Drive-In Classic Car & Motorcycle Autojumble

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    Three Counties Showground 
    Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
    Located in the Wye Halls: Use Red Gate upon arrival
    Time: 9am-2pm

      

    The second Classic Car & Motorcycle Autojumble of 2019. Expect to see over 100 trade and autojumble stalls located inside the newly refurbished Wye Halls and outside hardstanding. A great opportunity to source that hard-to-find car or motorcycle part or accessory and catch up with friends.

    Expect to see stalls selling:

    • hard-to-find car and motorcycle parts 
    • accessories
    • tools
    • manuals 
    • paints
    • signs
    • clothing
    • vintage items

    ENTRY GATE FOR THE SHOW
    Please note that entry for this show uses a different gate to usual: use RED GATE upon arrival at the event.

    VISITOR ADMISSION
    £7.00 per adult
    £2.50 per child (aged 7 - 14)
    Under 7s free
    Parking free
    Dogs welcome on leads

    Book visitor tickets online by 3pm on Friday 1 March. Buy tickets online now

    Visitor tickets are also available to purchase on the day upon arrival at the event.

    OPENING TIMES
    9am-2pm

    Please note that notwithstanding the opening times, autojumbles are generally morning events and therefore tend to die down in the early afternoon. The finishing time (in this case 2pm) is a guide and the event may conclude earlier. We advise that anyone interested in visiting the event arrives prior to 12pm to avoid disappointment. Plus, don’t forget the early bird catches the worm!

  4. Manchester Bike Show - What's On

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    There's not long to go until the Manchester Bike Show. Find out about some of the exhibitors below.

    THE TRIKE GUY
    Visit The Trike Guy on stand 168. Based in Ashton Under Lyne in Greater Manchester they are specialist importers of pre-owned, German built trikes and an Official rewaco Main Dealer. Through their extensive network of suppliers, they can get your dream trike hassle free and at a price you'll be more than happy with.

    BIKESAFE

    BikeSafe, a police-led initiative that runs across the country, will be returning to the Manchester Bike Show. Visit them on site no. C5.

    BikeSafe deliver educational workshops aimed at motorcyclists who are looking to improve their riding safety. They look at the system of motorcycle control, hazard perception and the main causations of motorcycle collisions, focusing on “what if” type scenarios and options available to us as riders so we can keep ourselves safe.

    Workshops are typically one day long (some are spread over two days). The first half of the workshop is theory based, the second half centres on an observed ride out on a 1-1 or 1-2 basis, during which police officers or police volunteers will observe your riding and offer structured feedback. They also signpost riders to post-test training which will hopefully plug skill gaps and improve rider safety. Some forces also offer bridging the gap weekend workshops, which include a second day, led by the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

    The 2019 show will feature major manufacturers and over 100 trade exhibitors, so be sure to check out the full exhibitor list.

  5. THE CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW SPONSORED BY HAGON SHOCKS KICK-STARTS THE OFF-ROAD SEASON

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    THOUSANDS of visitors descended on the Telford International Centre for the Classic Dirt Bike Show last weekend, admiring the fantastic bikes on display and picking up one-off parts for their next off-road project.

    The show was packed with off-road machines, private restorations and an array of clubs, with the outdoor autojumble overflowing with bargains. Legendary off-road stars Dougie Lampkin and John Banks attracted crowds as they were interviewed by Jack Burnicle about their adventures and quizzed about the highs and lows of their careers.

    The winner of the Best in Show was an immaculate 1969 Bultaco Matador 250cc exhibited by Dave Wood, who also took home the Best Enduro prize.

    Event planner Nick Mowbray said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the turnout of the show. The event was a sell-out for trade, clubs and private entries and was enjoyed by thousands of like-minded off-road enthusiasts over the weekend. The show is getting bigger and better each year and we cannot wait to see what 2020 brings.” 

    Tony Hutchison, from sponsor Hagon Shocks, said: “Wonderful show, with a great atmosphere and incredible bikes which generated lots of interest. It is always great to catch up with old customers and fantastic to meet new ones. We are already looking forward to the 2020 show.”

    Save the date for next year’s Classic Dirt Bike Show – February 15-16, 2020. The next event in the Classic Bike Shows calendar is The Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show this weekend, February 23-24, held at the Royal Bath & West Showground. For more information, please visit www.bristolclassicbikeshow.com