Website: Classic Bike Show
Stafford Bike Show
Location: Staffordshire County Showground,
It’s known as the biggest classic motorbike event on the planet for good reason.
And the Stafford Bike Show’s 35th edition returns next month with some old favourites alongside some fresh attractions.
A huge array of venerable models will be on display and for sale, while visitors can also enjoy live music, famous faces and much more.
The Restoration Theatre will bring a unique live element to the event. It is hosting The Motorbike Show regular, TV’s Pete Thorne, who will guide you simply through a range of key restoration topics.
- How to find electrical faults
- Dry gear disassembly and assembly
- Affixing cylinders onto a twin
- The rights and wrongs of restoration
Informative demonstrations will accompany these five-times-daily sessions.
- The Cavalcade will parade many superb specimens of European and British machinery in the venue’s main ring
- Bonhams auction house: Here’s your chance to bid for a classic bike at the prestigious auction house’s yearly spring sale. There’s the usual vast range to choose from suiting all tastes and wallets. So whether you want a model that’s ready to rumble or one that needs TLC restoration, it’s up to you.
- Classic Dirt Bike Experience: Whether you’re an exhibitor or visitor, these muddy marvels should prove a top draw once again.
- Classic Racer GP Paddock: Tony and Nick Jefferies, from the famous Yorkshire-based bike racing family, are parading a selection of their favourite machines and will present awards too.
Best of the rest
- bargain bike sales
- classic bike club stands
- motorbike autojumble including rare spares
A touch of the unexpected...
Of course, we can’t predict everything that’s going to happen.
Events as big as this are bound to throw up their own surprises to raise guests’ eyebrows. For example, the show’s autumnal sister event, the Stafford Motorcycle Mechanics’ Show unveiled a truly unexpected visitor last year: none other than Sebastian Vettel, the German four-time F1 world champion.
How to buy tickets
The Stafford Bike Show, which runs between 9am and 5pm each day, is held at Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD.
Tickets, which start at £10 for adults and £3 for children can be bought online until April 21 (11.59pm).