THE depths of winter might mean that trips out on the bike aren’t at the forefront of your mind right now. But there’s a pretty strong chance you’ve got a largely unfilled 2018 wall calendar hanging somewhere in your house and now is the perfect time to fill it with the key bike-season dates.
So get out a permanent marker and start filling in those boxes before your other half decides to schedule some dreary-yet-unavoidable event that clashes with the MotoGP at Silverstone.
To get you started, here are 10 dates to get stuck in there straight away. We’re counting them down in date order to make that calendar filling a little easier.
1: International Classic Motorcycle Show: April 21-22, Stafford Showground
For the last few years Britain has tended to see some surprisingly summery weather in April (which is more than can be said for the actual summers!) so it’s not a bad idea to schedule in a couple of excuses to get out on the bike. Even if you’re not a classic bike nut there’s sure to be something of interest at the International Classic Motorcycle Show and its accompanying Bonhams auction.