Date: 06 February, 2016
Location: Shepton Mallet’s Royal Bath & West Showground, BA4 6QN
Whether you’re a bike show novice or veteran, few shows afford a friendlier welcome than the West Country classic.
Shepton Mallet’s Royal Bath & West Showground is again the setting for the Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show, which runs from February 6 to 7 between 10am and 5pm.
This year’s event will see more than 50 clubs in attendance, as well as hundreds of bike exhibitors.
Body beautiful and awesome auctions
Somerset-based daredevil Henry Body’s beautiful trio of classic gems is a highlight of this year’s event. The veteran sprint star may now be in his 80s, but his passion for bikes remains undiminished.
His renowned Douglas sprinter shares top billing with a 77-year-old, 500cc, two-stroke DKW and a Williamson dating back over 100 years.
The latter 1000cc, water-cooled 1913 antique is one of the last remaining examples of the flat-twin beauty.
The unrestored DKW has rarely been seen in the UK, especially in recent times.
He says he’s proud of his whole collection, especially the Douglas, on which he’s had some of his most hair-raising rides.
Planning to take on a restoration project?
The show’s Charterhouse motorbike auction on the second day of the event will have everything you need, as well as a whole lot of other unique offerings.
Don’t leave without…
• Ticking off your shopping list at the hundreds of autojumble plots and trader stands waiting to tempt you. Rare spares, riding kit and accessories are among the items that could provide many hours of happy biking in the year ahead.
• Checking out the club stands: The region’s motorbike clubs are bending over backwards to impress with their lavish displays.
How to get tickets
Online ticket sales have now closed, but tickets can be bought on the door. They cost £13 for adults, £11 for OAPs and £4 for children. Parking is free. Want to camp? Ring 01507 529 529.