Top Motorcycle Events of 2021
With the recent lockdowns caused by the pandemic, we’ve missed out on a whole year's worth of motorcycle events. Thankfully as restrictions have eased off we’ve been getting more and more excited about the prospect of enjoying the sunshine, taking in some beautiful bikes and enjoying the best that the motorcycle world has to offer.
We’ve listed our top motorcycle events and autojumbles in the UK along with a handful of European events this year and why you should be booking your tickets ASAP!
Bennetts British Superbikes Round 1 Oulton Park 25-27th June - If you haven't been to a British Superbike race yet then it's definitely something to tick off your list. Competitive racing at small characterful tracks across the UK always makes for great viewing. Along with plenty of great stalls and experiences from different manufacturers, there really is something for everyone. With a slight delay to the start of the season, the first round kicks off at Oulton Park in Cheshire on the 25th-27th of June.
Motorfest 26-27th June - A fantastic event for all the family, with an action-packed line up from motorcycles to monster trucks there is plenty for everyone. You can also expect:
- Helicopter experiences
- The Magicians of Motorcycling
- Big Kids Area
- Fun Fair
- Live Music
- Shopping village
Goodwood Festival Of Speed 9-11th July - Seeped in motorsport heritage, Goodwood hosts its world famous Festival of Speed. You can expect four days packed full of prestigious motor vehicles and a strong turnout of racing celebrities too. The likes of Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini, Sir Jackie Stewart and Damon Hill have all attended previous events
Manufacturers from across the globe roll out their best exhibitions for this fantastic show so you will be sure to see the latest releases and prototypes from market leaders in the motor industry.
Dragstalgia 9-11th July - This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Dragstalgia, a weekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era. Enjoy championship racing with supercharged nitro and alcohol-fuelled Altereds and Funny Cars, the Slingshot Showdown, period-correct Gasser Circus, invited historic bikes and lots more.
13 County Fair/Fuel Fest 18th July - For the first year running, 13 County Co and Fuel Fest present 13 County Fair, a custom bike show on the outskirts of Brighton. Settled in the idyllic South Downs head on over for some great food and drink, live music and of course some killer custom motorcycles.
Malle Mile 23rd - 25th July - A favourite of the Rideto team, the Malle Mile is a celebration of the speed, music & art of the motorcycle culture. This year will be the first event at the Malle Miles new home at Grimsthorpe Castle in Peterborough.
Pitch a tent for the weekend and take in the spectacle of motorcycles all shapes and sizes tearing up ⅛ mile in some of the most inappropriate racing you’ll see. You can also expect great live music, The Art Of Machine exhibits, moto polo championship and an all round fantastic atmosphere.
Camp VC 2-4th August - An amazing motorcycle event created with women in mind. Nestled into the beautiful Brecon Beacons, this event is aimed to bring the women of the motorcycle community together and enjoy all that bikes have to offer. Celebrating 5 years of Camp VC this year promises to be the best yet with a weekend packed full of motos, skateboarding, dirt biking, camping, beginners riding lessons, workshops, live panel talks, ride-outs, live music, partying and much more.
Moto GP Silverstone 23-25th August - The pinnacle of motorcycle racing comes to the Northamptonshire countryside at the legendary Silverstone circuit, whether you go for the weekend or just race day, there is nothing quite like the sound of a grid full of 290bhp machines to get the heart pumping. One of the most competitive race series on the planet is always a thrill to watch.
Devitt MCN Festival Of Motorcycling 4-5th September - Hosted at the East of England Showground, head on over to the Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling for the ultimate outdoor bike show. Test ride the latest 2021 bikes, join in the raucous paddock atmosphere in the wild racing of Moped Mayhem and the talented Two Brothers and JD stunts will be wowing crowds with their high-speed stunt shows.
Of course, if you fancy a spot of shopping there are opportunities to buy bikes, motorcycle gear and parts at the autojumble.
Malle Beach Race 10-12th September - Another brilliant event hosted by Malle brings all the fun of the Malle mile to the seaside. Last year saw a great turnout despite the force 9 winds and 10m waves on the sandy beach of margate. Everyones holding out for better weather this year but come rain or sun this is a unique event that you don't want to miss.
Manchester Bike Show 11-12th September - In its 9th year running, the Manchester Bike show has over 500 bikes on show, featuring the best of 2021 models as well as modern, racing, classic, custom, off road and street fighter machines. Alongside live music you can expect over 75 trade exhibitions and plenty to keep you entertained throughout the day.
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Motorcycle Live 4-12th December - Held at the NEC in Birmingham this 9-day indoor event has all the top manufacturers turning out their very best exhibitions. Catch all the latest 2021 bike releases alongside MotoGP bikes, rider experiences, workshops and live panel talks. Motorcycle Live is always a great way to see out the year.
Outside of the UK
COVID travel restrictions permitting, there are some fantastic events across Europe that are worth checking out.
If you’re on the hunt for those elusive parts for your bike or just love to look at old bikes and chat with those that lovingly tend to them then an autojumble is the place for you. There are plenty of autojumbles across the country but we’ve listed a handful below to get you started.
It's worth mentioning that we’re living in unprecedented times and several events this year have already been cancelled. If you do intend on attending any of the events listed above please do check on their websites for updates before setting off.