IT LOOKS like the Beast from the East (or is it the Pest from the West now?) is set to make a comeback this weekend, with freezing temperatures and snow predicted across the UK.
But if you’re not put off by a bit of bad weather then there’s plenty of biking events on to brighten up your week.
Here are our top five:
What: The Overland and Adventure Bike Day
Where: Ace Cafe
When: Sunday 18th March, 9am
The Ace Café has been around for 80 years now, and while it may be looking a little sorry for itself, it still hosts some great bike meets.
The Overland and Adventure Bike Day will kick off from 9am on Sunday, featuring a host of intrepid two-wheeled travellers alongside stands and displays, including Globe Busters, The Trail Riders Fellowship, Kaapstadmat Motorcycle Tours, Motofreight, Shippio, James Cargo and Overland Magazine
Special guests include Sam Manicom, Elspeth Beard, Graham Field, Derek Mansfield, Austin Vince and Steph Jeavons.
What: Shropshire Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Show & Autojumble
Where: Wistanstow Village Hall Wistanstow, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 8DQ
When: Sunday 18th March, 10.30am – 5pm
This edition of the Shropshire’s Classic Show is held in memory of Ron Maund, the show’s founder, who passed away recently.
For £3, check out the classics on show, before browsing through the autojumble in search of two-wheeled treasure.
What: 78th Pioneer Run
When: Sunday 18th March, 8am – 3pm
Organised by the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club, the Pioneer Run claims to be the world’s greatest veteran motorcycle run. Hundreds of pre-1915 machines will join the ride from Tattenham Corner, Epsom to Madeira Drive, Brighton.
You can enter on your own classic here for £30 and receive a medal if you finish, or watch the ride from waypoints along the route.
What: Motorcycle Auction
Where: The Motor Auction Group, Rotherham S61 4QQ
When: Tuesday March 20th, 6pm
Looking for a new bike on a budget? Head to the motorcycle auction next week and splash your cash on two-wheeled bargains.
More than 100 bikes are set to go under the hammer during the evening event, sold on behalf of dealerships and finance houses across the UK.
What: Kawasaki Green Friday
Where: Kawasaki Dealerships
When: Friday 23rd March,
Think Black Friday but better. Kawasaki’s annual Green Friday will take place in dealerships countrywide on the evening of Friday March 23rd. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment, and check out the new 2018 range including the Ninja H2 SX, Z900RS, Z900RS Café, Ninja ZX-10R SE and Ninja 400.
Pre-register to attend the event at any Kawasaki dealership and you will be entered into a prize draw the chance to win a pair of BSB tickets.