Custom Classics

Cut-back bobbers and café racers have become a common sight on the classic bike scene, with key styling cues being adopted by mainstream manufacturers. Which means the modified bikes are going to even greater extremes. Bob Pickett argues that it is possible to over-egg this particular pudding. Cat, meet pigeons… Bike Shed’ s annual custom show is held at Tobacco…

Old Bikes & Aviators

This annual ride-out offers something a little bit different: not just classic motorcycles of all shapes and sizes but a flying slice of aviation heritage as well… I awoke to a bright and sunny morning – just the thing that any organiser of an outdoor event hopes for. The members of Skellingthorpe and District Motorcycle Club are the main organisers…

Classic Bikes On Track

The whole point of Thunderfest is not to be the fastest rider on the race circuit, but instead to accurately estimate your speed over several laps of the Darley Moor track. And when the classics fired up a couple of weekends ago, the British weather did its best to roast the riders in their leathers as blazing sun beat down…

Riding High in Herefordshire

This single-day navigational rally is an excellent opportunity to ride an old bike around the byways of the glorious English countryside. Entries have now opened for the 2018 Herefordshire On The Edge event, which takes place on Sunday 24th June. All kinds of classic bike are welcome to take part in this relaxed but rewarding ride – any VMCC-eligible motorcycle…

Classic Bikes at Darley Moor

On Monday 7th May, a full grid of classic competitors will take to the track at Darley Moor Race Circuit in a unique test of high speed riding skill and mental discipline. As well as the usual range of modern races, the Bank Holiday Monday features Thunderfest – exclusively for old bikes… Unlike a normal race, Thunderfest competitors set their…

Stafford Show Preview

Get ready to cram as many classic bikes as you can into a single weekend – the Carole Nash Classic Motor Cycle Show returns to Stafford on 21st and 22nd April. The UK’s biggest old bike show sprawls across half a dozen halls and outdoor arenas, with special guests, classics in action, an extended two-day auction of collector’s motorcycles and…