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May 2007
Isle of Man TT races 29th May-7th June These are the dates that club members have managed to get for the Island. Probably too late now if you are not booked, but let us know if you are going and maybe we can meet up. For more info see the TT website or the Government website and check out the photo on page p11 of the pdf press pack! The BBC website has lots of links and interactive TT course. Events guide for the TT, check out the bands etc.

June 2007
Pre-pub supper Thursday 21st June, 7pm at Hartland Quay if the weather is good.


LIMEHOUSE LIZZY Friday 22nd June 8pm. (10 advance/12 on door ) This Lizzie tribute band. They don't come any better than this. The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

Goodwood Festival of Speed 22 - 24 June Spark of Genius breaking records and pushing boundaries - Goodwood house, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex. Tickets must be booked in advance. Friday 25, Saturday 43, Sunday 47, weekend 90. Under 12s free. Tel: 01243 755055 or visit website Wheelies are often popped by the race machines ridden up the famous Goodwood House Hill but world champion stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer will be raising the game to new heights. The German ace is under contract to BMW and does things with their 800cc parallel twin that the word unbelievable does not begin to describe. James Toseland, Troy Bayliss, Troy Corser, Max Biaggi and Yukio Kagayama are entered on their World Championship Superbikes, while former world superbike champions on the card include Carl Fogarty and Neil Hodgson. Ron Haslam will be riding Joey Dunlops 2001 SP-1 and Honda are bringing some rare metal over from their Motegi Collection to be ridden by Jim Redman, Tommy Robb and Stuart Graham. Terry Rymer and Michael Rutter are also riding, and some American muscle bikes are being demonstrated by Confederate Motorcycles, Buell and Moto Czyzs. Harley are also looking at joining the party by giving British fans their first chance to see in action the new XR1200 made-for-Europe Sportster that got the thumbs up when shown at the NEC last November.

Hog Roast, The Old Union Inn, Stibb Cross, 22nd June 7pm onwards. This is being funded by Ian Walker as a thank you to the efforts put in by everybody who has helped towards the organising and funding of his charity ride. Everybody welcome as there is lots of Hog to go around.

Round Britain Charity coast ride 23rd June In aid of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT), club member, Ian Walker plans to ride 4,800 miles around Britain in two weeks. Leaving The Old Union Inn, Stibb Cross at 1pm. More...

North Devon MAG 23 June. May we have our 2 strokes back please 3, Reservoir Run - (Motorcycles Only) 2.30pm The Exmoor Forest Inn, Simonsbath. 3 MAG 4 Others. Proceeds for MAG and Riders For Health. Followed by free afterparty and introduction to Motorcycling Evening (no motorcycle required) 7.00pm The Exmoor Forest Inn. Trials demo and advice on getting involved in motorcycle sport from top international rider and coach, Joe Baker, plus professional information about getting onto the road from Five Star Motorcycle Training. Information: Steve 01598 752387

Paignton Bike Night, 27th June 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Pre-pub supper Thursday 28th June, 7pm at Hartland Quay if the weather is good.

Track day, 29th June Pembury South Wales with NCMCC. We have recieved an invite as follows;
It is at the end of the M4 down by the sea. It is about 240 miles from here. The cost is 89 for the June 29th one and 99 per day for the 2 day one in July. Spectators are welcome but it can get a bit boring watching your mates having fun. We always go the night before and camp in the paddock because sign on is at 7am and the briefing is at 8.30am. You would need to sort transport for the bikes as its not a good idea to ride there and also do a track day and ride home again, it is very knackering.

July 2007
Paignton Bike Night, 4th July 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details
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2nd Kilkhampton Bike Show & Vilage Fete, 7th July,
Be on the field by 2.00pm Kilkhampton, Cornwall. There will be trophies for best Brit bike, Rat, Harley, Custom, Factory Trike, Scooter and Special. All are voted on by the public. All bikes are encouraged to be entered into the show whatever the condition. Judging to take place at 4pm. Ian Walker will meet the rest of the club here as he nears the end of his coastride.
More details from Bob on 07776-388742 or 01288-321728 or E-mail

Devon Rock and Bike Show Saturday 7th July, Waldrons Farm Units, A3052 Sidmouth Road, Nr Exeter. Prizes for all bike catagories, trade stalls, live bands and disco. Admission £2.50 on the gate. Camping £2. Tel; 07866-303576 E-mail

Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club 25th Anniversary Show and Autojumble,
7 8 July Uttoxeter Racecourse, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. The VJMC hit their Silver Jubilee with more than 5000 members and celebrate with their biggest ever show. Camping, bars, indoor and outdoor displays. Also check out their long established Lotherton Hall event. www.vjmc.co.uk Large indoor and outdoor autojumble. 30-minute demonstrations wheel building, spraying etc. Open 10am 5pm both days. admission: VJMC members 2 per day. 4 per weekend, public 6 per day. Advance sales and enquires 0870 0138562.


B2B 2007, Base to Base Motorcycle Ride, Sunday 8th July. In aid of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, meet at Atlantic Village 10.30 for 11am start. 80 mile ride to Arena Park, Exeter. £10 donation per bike. For application form go to DAAT or call 01392-466666


Paignton Bike Night, 11th July
6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Tarka Run, NDBMOC 15th July Pollyfield Centre, Bideford. Booking in from 9.30am For 11am start. 110 entrants Last year, a really good day. Annual Event open to members & non members. A Road Safety Run for British & Classic Motorcycles, around North Devon's scenic roads and lanes, of approx. 8O miles. Camping and BBQ available at Pollyfield Contact Dave Coleman Website


Paignton Bike Night, 18th July
6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website


Bikes for Flight Motorcycle run in aid of Cornwall air ambulance. Sunday 22nd July
. Billed as Cornwalls largest motorcycle ride. Starting from Plymouth, meet at 9am or Penzance, meet at 10.30am. £5 per bike on July 22nd. More details here

Paignton Bike Night, 26th July 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. Not a mistake the usual Wednesday night meets switches to Thursday for this week only. More details website

August 2007
Weston & North Somerset MAG Weston-super-BikeFest 4th August -
The Town Square, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset. 10am to 4:30pm. Bring wot you ride. Free Event. Information: 01934 838535

Paignton Bike Night, 8th August 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website


Paignton Bike Night, 15th August
6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Triumph Big Day Out, 18th August Meriden. Totally Triumph event spanning the classic and modern bike scene and the marques journey from Coventry to Hinckley. The organisers are aiming to have 1000 bikes on shoiw, with trade stands, autojumble and dealer displays and more. Call 0161 494 6665 or visit triumphbigdayout.co.uk


3 Moors Run, NDBMOC 19th August Open to all. No booking, no entry fee. 9am at Bideford Quay

Paignton Bike Night, 15th August 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

South West Motorcycle Show, 25th & 26th August. West Point, Exeter £10 on the day.

Paignton Bike Night, 29th August 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Goodwood Revival Meeting. 31 August 2 September Website Advance tickets 01243 755055.

September 2007
Paignton Bike Night, 5th September
6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Ace Cafe Rockers Reunion/Brighton Bash
, 7th-9th September
. Three free days of bikes and Rock'n'Roll. Maderia Drive expects about 50,000 crowd.

THE HAMSTERS Sat 15 Sept/doors 8.30pm, Exeter Phoenix 12 (10)/standing After 3700 concerts, with a mailing list of over 20,000 and a website with over 1000 visitors a day, the Hamsters are firmly established as the UKs premier blues-rock attraction. This show is a special Jimi Hendrix Memorial. If you like music, you will love the Hamsters!

VJMC 6th North Devon Bike Weekend, Hidden Valley Touring Park, 1 mile north of Knowle and south of Ilfracombe. Fri-Sun 14th-16th September. 2 x nights camping, 2 breakfasts, meal on Saturday night, all for £30 per person. Tents and caravans excepted. All clubs welcome. Pay on reception, credit cards accepted.

Shop and bar on site, clean toilets, hot showers, with banks, shops and pubs in Braunton. BBQ Friday evening. Bring some food and drink. Off-licence nearby. Saturday morning rideout. Bike show in the afternoon, to the bar for dinner, then judging for the bikes and the best cowboys and indians, for this has a theme. Bring your outfits along!

Strictly limited to 50, so best to pre-book. Contact Brent Westbrook on 07773-625982 early evenings.

THE HAMSTERS Wednesday 19th Sept 7pm Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, Bideford. Playing their regular set. £12.50

Dartmoor jail ride NDBMOC 16th September, open to all. Meet at Torrington Common 11am. Contact: - Dai Davies 01237 472237 or Dave Colman 01805 622049

Westcountry Bike Show, 28th,29th,30th September at Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon 2006 report

October 2007
THINK FLOYD Friday 19th October 8pm. (14 advance/15 on door) The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

December 2007
The Hamsters Christmas Special Saturday 22nd December
Hamsters Christmas Spectacular 8:00PM Ticket Prices All tickets 12.00 Other Information Genre Blues/Rock Auditorium Standing Website Click here The guitar, bass and drums trio The Hamsters have long been established as our premier blues-rock attraction, having performed over 3,750 concerts in 20 years. They've a mailing list exceeding 20,000 and a website which receives 1,000 visitors a day, and although primarily playing their own brand of rootsy Rock, Blues and Americana, they're also widely regarded as the UK's leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top. pm.

"The Hamsters are fabulous: one of Britain 's very best live bands" - Bob Harris, Radio 2
"The Hamsters are a great Blues band" - Johnny Walker, Radio 2

All tickets £12 The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

January 2008
Ten Pin Bowling, Barnstaple Sunday 20th January

March 2008
THE HAMSTERS Wednesday 12th March 8pm Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, Bideford. Playing their regular set. Possible £10 The Hamsters are firmly established as the UKs premier blues-rock attraction. If you like music, you will love the Hamsters!
Cancelled

Festival of Motorcycles vehicle Rally, 29th & 30th March. Butchers Arms Liskeard. Organised by the Cornwall CLassic Motorcycle Club. Stalls, music, displays, bands etc. Poster

April 2008
Hill Climb at Hartland Quay Sunday 6th April

Green Lanes Bike Show/Display 12th/13th April at Green Lanes Barnstaple.Taw & Torridge Classic Bike Club to have a stand there.

Paintball Saturday 19th April at either Yarnscombe or a laser version at the Big Sheep. To be confirmed

May 2008

Paignton Bike Festival Friday 2nd, 3rd & 4th May. £4 on the gate. 2007 Report, BMad website

May Day Run, Bank Holiday Monday 4th May. The huge ride from Locks bottom, near Orpington to Hastings on the South Coast. About 20,000 bikers head for this traditional bikers resort.

THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE Saturday 10th May 8pm. Tickets 10/12 on door. Fronted byTony Pearce, the complete Bon Jovi Experience return by popular demand with their spectacular show. Formerly a member of Jon By Jovi, Tony is accompanied by three other musicians who played with the now disbanded tribute group. A trained opera singer, Tony was with Jon By Jovi for nine years. In voice and looks he bears such a striking resemblance to the famous New Jersey singer that he has been described as “quite simply a mirror image of the man himself”. He is the only British Jon Bon Jovi tribute band front man to appear in a show with the real star. Radio Two disc jockey Chris Evans told members of The Bon Jovi Experience that they performed the best tribute show that he had ever seen. To enjoy stadium rock at its very best, book early for The Bon Jovi Experience at The Wharf. The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

LIMEHOUSE LIZZY Friday 23rd May 8pm. (10/12 on door) The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

Lecture on European touring. Tuesday, 27 May 7.30-9.00pm Devon Advanced Motorcyclists website

Paignton Bike Night, 28th May 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Bikers Meet Saturday 31st May 2008 in Aid of Breast Cancer and Tintagel Pre-school, all we ask is that you donate 2 towards the above causes per biker.

We have set a challenge to the North Cornwall Bikers Club here in Tintagel, to get 1,000 bikers here for the 31st May 2008. North Cornwall Motorcycle Club, are supporting Team Ally 100% who are raising money for Breast Cancer here in the Southwest.

Team Ally are holding a 5k and 10k Fun Run, along with all day events in Tintagel.

North Cornwall Motor Bike Club are holding a Disco/Party night, all bikers are welcomed, with a meet and sponsored ride out on Sunday 1st June 2008. They are holding a bike parade on Saturday hopefully with 1,000 bikers taking part through the Main Street of Tintagel.

Come and stay for the weekend, there are plenty of camp sites, B&B's, hotel's, come and make a weekend of it, come enjoy yourselves on the North Cornwall Coast. Come be apart of Cornwall making history. For more information please e-mail me. Thank you. Malcolm E-mail OR Website

June 2008

Paignton Bike Night, 4th June 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

BLUES NIGHT AT THE WHARF Thursday 5TH June 8pm. Tavistock. Tickets 3.50. SmokeStack's music is influenced by Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James etc. Band members are Nick Jones (vocals, guitars), Michael Cranmer (vocals, blues harp, rhythm guitar), Jon Pickles (bass) and Richard Carr (drums). If you're a musician, come and jam with the band, or just come down to watch, listen and enjoy.

The Hamsters Saturday 7th June 8:00PM Ticket Prices All tickets 12.00 Other Information Genre Blues/Rock Auditorium Standing Website Click here The guitar, bass and drums trio The Hamsters have long been established as our premier blues-rock attraction, having performed over 3,750 concerts in 20 years. They've a mailing list exceeding 20,000 and a website which receives 1,000 visitors a day, and although primarily playing their own brand of rootsy Rock, Blues and Americana, they're also widely regarded as the UK's leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top. pm.

"The Hamsters are fabulous: one of Britain 's very best live bands" - Bob Harris, Radio 2
"The Hamsters are a great Blues band" - Johnny Walker, Radio 2

All tickets £12 The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

Paignton Bike Night,18th June 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website
Paignton Bike Night, 25th June 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

July 2008

3rd Kilkhampton Bike Show & Village Fete, 5th July, Be on the field by 2.00pm Kilkhampton, Cornwall. There will be trophies for best Brit bike, Rat, Harley, Custom, Factory Trike, Scooter and Special. All are voted on by the public. All bikes are encouraged to be entered into the show whatever the condition. Judging to take place at 4pm.
More details from Bob on 07776-388742 or 01288-321728 or E-mail

b2b Sunday 13th July An application/information form is here. As last year, started from Atlantic Village but this year the finish is at the Exeter Racecourse, Haldon Hill, near Exeter. This is a fantastic venue with lots of hard standing for bikes to park on. If it were not for the support of people like us, it would not be possible to raise the 2.2 needed every year to keep two Air Ambulances flying. In the autumn Devon Air Ambulance will be taking delivery of a new EC135 helicopter.

The charity has taken the decision to buy this aircraft, instead of leasing, as it has many cost saving advantages. Again this would not have been possible without the fantastic support of the people of Devon.

Please pass on the details of this event to all the bikers you know, and help us make this year's b2b the biggest and best yet!

The ride will be leaving Atlantic Village, Bideford at 10.15am, with those registered requested to turn up by 9.45am and those who need to register to arrive by 9.15am. The first bikes will depart at 10.15am.


Hayle Rocks Saturday 19th July The Defiant Few MC presents an all day music event at Hayle Rugby Club. Saturday 19th July 11am till 11pm. The event is in aid of; Cornwall Funding for Cancer (Reg Cahrity No 1119002) The Alan (Podge) Phillips Memorial Fund Local Biker Billy Goss The event will feature live outdoor bands, licensed bar, refreshments, food, bouncy castle. Ample toiled and parking facilities on site. A family day for all. Live music starts at 12 with featured band Devils Creek. Also appearing will be Unsung Heros, Kernuyck, Point Blank, Bates Motel and much more. Admission 5 Children under 10 3 Hayle Rugby Club. HAYLE R.F.C. Memorial Park Marsh Lane Hayle TR27 4PS

Tarka Run. Sunday 20th July 10am at Polyfield Centre Bideford, Organised by the North Devon British Motorcycle Owners Club. This is well organised and goes through some lovely parts of our local countryside and is the 23rd time that the club have run it more...

John Wade Memorial Bike Meet. Sunday 20th July 2008. From 1200 to 1800 hours at Coypool Park & Ride Site, Marsh Mills, Plympton, Plymouth. Bike parking on site. Demonstrations, stalls, stands, displays. Madrider1961 (Stuart Morrissey) due to ride into event at approximately 1400 hours after completing over 4,000 miles around the UK in an anti-clockwise direction in aid of DebRA and the NABD. All welcome, free entry. website

Shebbear & Buckland Filleigh Flower Show, Saturday 26th July Shebbear village hall. Car boot sale, bingo, dog show, static motorcycle and cycle display, motorcycle trials display dependent on the weather.
2006 report 2007 Report

August 2008
Devon Rock & Bike Show, 1st & 2nd August. Sidmouth Road, nr. Exter. Website Now in our 3rd year the Devon Rock and Bike Show is proud to present our celebration of bikes and rock bands. There's something for everyone at this family friendly show. From custom bike competions to live rock, from trade stalls to our auto jumble.

South West Motorcycle Show, 23rd & 24th August. West Point, Exeter

Cornish triangle Run. 31st August Meet 09:30 on Plymouth side of the Torpoint ferry. Lunch at Lands End, afternoon tea in Bude, finish in Plymouth at 5pm. This is organised by Plymouth MCC

September 2008
Wine and Wisdom Evening, 27th September Buckland Filleigh Village Hall 7.30 pm. Teams of 6, @ 3.00 per person. In aid of Buckland Filleigh Village Hall and Scope. Bookings though Vron Martin, 281 535 and Tracy Balsdon 281 444.

October 2008
FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE (FLEETWOOD BAC) Friday 3rd October 8pm 10/12 from 6pm on night. The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website


THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE Saturday 25th October 8pm. Tickets 10/12 on door. Fronted byTony Pearce, the complete Bon Jovi Experience return by popular demand with their spectacular show. Formerly a member of Jon By Jovi, Tony is accompanied by three other musicians who played with the now disbanded tribute group. A trained opera singer, Tony was with Jon By Jovi for nine years. In voice and looks he bears such a striking resemblance to the famous New Jersey singer that he has been described as quite simply a mirror image of the man himself. He is the only British Jon Bon Jovi tribute band front man to appear in a show with the real star. Radio Two disc jockey Chris Evans told members of The Bon Jovi Experience that they performed the best tribute show that he had ever seen. To enjoy stadium rock at its very best, book early for The Bon Jovi Experience at The Wharf. The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

November 2008
Turning of the Stone 5th November 8pm, The Square Shebbear. Preceded by hog roast and motorcycle show from about 4.30-5.00pm onwards.
2006 report 2007 report

December 2008
THE WURZELS Thursday 4th December 8pm Tickets 11 standing. The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

LIVE WIRE (AC/DC TRIBUTE) Friday 12th December 8pm Tickets 12/13 from 6pm on night. For a rockin' good night. The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

Christmas Bikers HAMPER RUN Saturday 13th December 1.30pm. Start at Roundswell petrol station Barnstaple. Dropping off at Dartington Fields Community Centre, Torrington & Magdalene Lawn Community Centre, Barnstaple. All types of hamper food welcome i.e. Tin food, Xmas puddings, potted meats, sweets, chocolates, cakes etc. More details from Dave Lemon 07979-303141

The HAMSTERS Saturday 20th December 8:00PM Ticket Prices Tickets 12 or 13 from 6pm on night. Other Information Genre Blues/Rock Auditorium Standing Website Click here The guitar, bass and drums trio The Hamsters have long been established as our premier blues-rock attraction, having performed over 3,750 concerts in 20 years. They've a mailing list exceeding 20,000 and a website which receives 1,000 visitors a day, and although primarily playing their own brand of rootsy Rock, Blues and Americana, they're also widely regarded as the UK's leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top. pm.

"The Hamsters are fabulous: one of Britain 's very best live bands" - Bob Harris, Radio 2
"The Hamsters are a great Blues band" - Johnny Walker, Radio 2

All tickets £12 The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

February 2009
29th Bristol Classic bike show Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th February. The Bath and West Showground provides the curtain raiser to a season of classic exhibitions. The Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show is held near Shepton Mallet rather than in the Bristol Dockland Warehouse where it originated. Naturally given the time of year most of the action happens inside and well away from any possibility of snow and wet. Attendance grows each year, with plenty of room to expand, with more than 18,000 people descending on the halls each year.

March 2009
The Mods Band NOT TO BE MISSED Friday 6th March. Experience the music of Steve Marriott Small Faces Humble Pie The Kinks The Who The Move Desmond Dekker Nashvilleteens Pretty Things The Animals... "Can you believe how f***ing tight that band is?" Noel Gallagher talking to Paul Weller after hearing The Mods.

From the Wharf website:
Regarded by many as the best tribute in the world to the golden age of pop 1964 - 1970, "The Mods" return to The Wharf with their celebration of 60's music. Armed with some new songs this promises to be a special night and will feature music by The Who, The Kinks, The Small Faces, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and many more, Prepare to be entertained like never before, with a set designed for maximum audience involvement and so much fun. Performed by world class musicians who have played in, among others, Queen, Paul Youngs Band, Tina Turner's Band and Gillan, the songs include "Wont Get Fooled Again", "Can't Explain", "Gimme Some Lovin'", "The Israelites", "Lazy Sunday", "Itchycoo Park", "Purple Haze", "Light my Fire", "Baby Please Don't Go", "All Day and All of the Night", "You Really Got Me", "We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place" and many more. The Mods cover such a huge range of material and play with such passion that it is not surprising that Time Out magazine said that this is without doubt the best 60s party you will ever attend.

The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

Bradworthy Transport Museum Sunday 8th March 11am

APRIL 2009
Ten pin Bowling Saturday 4th April,
Barnstaple. Meet in Superbowl car park at 2pm. Payment in advance £5.75 per adult per game, £5.25 per child per game.

Hill Climb at Hartland Quay Sunday 5th April

Sunday, April 5, - 8th Spring Surprise Bike Show Organiser: Salisbury MAG Salisbury MAG 8th Spring Surprise Bike Show,12-Noon start. Everyone an Entrant ? Everyone a Judge. Unique trophies, bar, revised catering, prize raffle, cash raffle and trade stands. Location: Salisbury Livestock Market, Netherhampton Road, Salisbury SP2 8RH tel 01794 342062


11th April Poppy Bike Show Crownhill Fort, Plymouth, Devon 11am to 5pm Adults 5.00 Accompanied Children (under 14) FREE (includes access to all Fort facilities and free parking) Classic Motorcycle Clubs The Military Vehicle Trust The Royal Marine Cadets Display Team Refreshments available all day

12th April Moorlanders MCC Easter Egg run from Davistowe Airfield, See 2007 report

12th april The Plymouth motorcycle club are holding a charity ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation. The ride leaves lee Mill at 1230 and ends up at the Royal Albert Bridge Inn for a Barbeque and Raffle any more info contact Ritch Bounds on 01752 216675

Thin Lizzie tribute- Limehouse Lizzy Friday 17th April 8pm (11/13 from 6pm on night) The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

18/19th April Festival of motorcycles & classic vehicles at the Butchers Arms st.Ive nr Liskeard tel 01752 815443

19th April Charity Autojumble Barnstaple Pannier Market tel 01805-622049

THE HAMSTERS Thursday 23rd April 8pm Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, Bideford. Playing their regular set. Possible £10 The Hamsters are firmly established as the UKs premier blues-rock attraction. If you like music, you will love the Hamsters! Telephone: 01237 478860 or 01271 325274.

MAY 2009
Wednesday 27th May Paignton Bike Night, 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Nine Below Zero Saturday 30th May: at the Ashburton Festival, Ashburton. Tel: Michael Cranmer on 07855 307556 (more info to follow)

JUNE 2009
Wednesday 3rd June Paignton Bike Night, 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Wednesday 10th June Paignton Bike Night, 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Wednesday 24th June Paignton Bike Night, 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

The HAMSTERS Saturday 27th June 8:00PM Ticket Prices Tickets 12 or 13 from 6pm on night. Other Information Genre Blues/Rock Auditorium Standing Website Click here The guitar, bass and drums trio The Hamsters have long been established as our premier blues-rock attraction, having performed over 4,000 concerts in 20 years. They've a mailing list exceeding 20,000 and a website which receives 1,000 visitors a day, and although primarily playing their own brand of rootsy Rock, Blues and Americana, they're also widely regarded as the UK's leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top. pm.

"The Hamsters are fabulous: one of Britain 's very best live bands" - Bob Harris, Radio 2
"The Hamsters are a great Blues band" - Johnny Walker, Radio 2

http://www.tavistockwharf.com

JULY 2009
Wednesday 1st July Paignton Bike Night, 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Wednesday 8th July Paignton Bike Night, 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Fri-Sunday 10-12th July John Wade Memorial Bike Rally, the Crooked Inn, Saltash, Cornwall. £5 per bike. Live music, camping toilets, stall, rideout. www.madrider1961.co.uk

Sunday 12th July Devon Air Ambulance Trust Ride Out 2009. Ride from Atlantic Village or Cullompton services or Coypool Park & Rode, Plympton. Finish at Paignton Green. £5 per bike, £7 per t-shirt. www.daat.org

Wednesday 15th July Paignton Bike Night, 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

18th July Kilkhampton Village Fete & 4th Bike Show tel bob or sue 01288-321728

Wednesday 22nd July Paignton Bike Night, 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

Thursday 30th July Paignton Bike Night, 6pm 11pm Paignton seafront, Devon. More details website

SEPTEMBER 2009
Saturday 12th September 8pm. G2 DEFINITIVE GENESIS Tickets from 10. You have to be a little bit mad to want to replicate the layered, complex sound of 1970s Genesis and G2 have been doing just that successfully for 8 years. The sound was unique then and remains so now when G2 play it. G2 Definitive Genesis pay tribute to the vintage period in Genesis long and colourful history, the four-man era, sometimes referred to as The Intermediate Years (1975 - 78). Its the mid/late seventies and Peter Gabriel had recently departed to be replaced by relatively unknown singing drummer Phil Collins.
The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website


Friday 18th for two nights, the 8th Devon Bike Weekend organised by Devon Riviera Bike Club. It's Brent's 50th birthday party too! It also coincides with the site's jazz weekend so there will be plenty of that! The price is 35 per head for two nights camping, full breakfast with orange juice and tea/coffee on Saturday and Sunday morning. It also includes any meal from the restaurant menu (except grill menu - but you can pay the difference) on Saturday night

CANCELLED!!!!!!!!! 25, 26 and 27th September Westcountry Bike Show for the 4th year running at Newton Abbot Race Course A fun family day out! Live Music Friday Night: Morris Brothers Band Live Music Saturday Night: The New Machine Bike Competition: Trophies for best categories sponsored by The Star Inn, Liverton Entertainment by Steve Colley and Football on Bikes Trade Stands, Camping, Licensed bar open till late. For all the information visit the website: www.westcountrybikeshow.com

OCTOBER 2009
Hill Climb at Hartland Quay Sunday 4th October

NOVEMBER 2009
Sunday 22nd November Tiverton 2 Wheels Classic Bike Show,
Tiverton Pannier Market, 11am-4pm. £4.50 per bike plus £2 for each additional bike. The event is in support of the NSPCC and all money raised will go to this cause. This is the third year this event has run and it has proved popular as there is nothing else on at this time of year. We advise people to book early as although the event is in Tiverton pannier market space indoors is limited. For further details please contact dstatham@nspcc.org.uk or phone 01823674495. Click here for application form

Thursday 26th & Friday 27th November 8pm LIVE WIRE (AC/DC TRIBUTE) (SUPPORT LIMEHOUSE LIZZY) (15/16 from 6pm on the night)
The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

March 2010

6th March The Mods Band Regarded by many as the best tribute in the world to the golden age of pop, The Wharf welcomes the return of The Mods with their celebration of sixties music. With Johnny Warman on lead vocals the band also includes Rhino Edwards from Status Quo on bass and Spike Edney from Queen playing keyboards and it is little wonder that they concentrate on faithfully reproducing the sounds of the very best music from The Who, Small Faces, The Doors, The Yardbirds, The Kinks any many more.
The Mods have appeared alongside Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher and Time Out magazine said that this is without doubt the best 60s party you will ever attend. www.tavistockwharf.com

13th March Rock 'N Roll Outlaws Date Time Saturday 13th March 8:00PM Ticket Prices All tickets 5.00 Other Information Auditorium Standing Website Click here This three piece local Tavistock band formed in early 2006 and play classic rock and punk. The band have a large arsenal of songs that will always get feet tapping, heads nodding and people dancing. The band all love what they do, and get a real buzz from playing.
If you like songs from the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Creedence, Golden Earring, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Motorhead, Judas Priest and many more, then The Rock n Roll Outlaws will deliver it all www.tavistockwharf.com

28th March Hartland Quay Hill Climb

April 2010

10th April Saturday - Ride to Haynes Motor Musuem, Sparkford. Meet at Smugglers 10am. Organised by Brent of DRMCC

23rd-26th April MCN Live & Skegness If we book before 24th March we can get a 15% discount. Any takers?

May 2010

9th May Cardiff (VJMC) Classic Show. Sunday Show


23rd May Sunday 09.00 onwards www.ESRAD.co.uk With the support of Cornwall Council I have secured a 1500 sq meter display arena, in Walton Fields, Saltash, with early event consultation our expected community attendance is in the region of 10000 people. Cornwall Air Ambulance has been selected as the over all, event charity as its felt this, is one of the few emergency services that truly links us with the biker world. I am hoping to link to a large number of Devon and Cornwall clubs and ask you to consider arranging your own local club ride outs on the day. Arrangements are underway for a large bike arena, live music, bike related display stands. Basically the whole day will be planned around the enjoyment of you the biker!

Displays agreed to so far are: Fire Service (turn table ladder, De-con unit, uni mog, water carrier, Usar team) Police (dogs, traffic, bikes, scene investigation, PCSOs) Bomb Disposal Cornwall Recue RLNI Air Ambulance Bacs Doctors NHS Ambulance (ambulances, Paramedic cars, co- responders)

Firefighter Darren Berrey
Road Safety Officer
Cornwall Fire Brigade website

23rd May Motorsport family fun day Sunday 23rd May, 10am-6pm, RMB Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4AZ Admission: 10 per adult (one child under 12 goes free with every paying adult), Additional children under 12 5, Concessions 8 Booking: 01271 324242 / www.boxofficedevon.co.uk

31st May Plymouth mcc long bank holiday charity rideout

 

June 2010

13th June Plymouth Mega ride

JULY 2010
2-4th July: VJMC Uttoxeter Classic Show

2/3/4 July Goodwood Festival of Speed

9th,10th,11th July: Festival of 1000 Bikes Mallory Park

10th,11th July Powderham Castle Historic Vehicle Gathering

16th,17th,18th July Thunder fest Thunder MCC is a local club with a good following. This includes camping and two major bands. Details to follow.

17th,18th July - Crediton Motorcycle Festival

24th July Kilkhampton Village Fete & 5th Bike Show. Be there with your bike by 2pm, judging about 4pm. For more details contact Bob or Sue on 01288-321728 or 07776-388742

24th July 10th Anniversary Sandford show & Meet. The Rose & Crown, Crediton Devon EX17 4NH Tel 01363-772056 13.00-18.00. Bar, BBQ and live music. Trophies for: Furthest Distance Travelled. Best Custom. Best Trike. Best Classic. Best Sports. Best Rat. Best Scooter. Peoples Choice & Landlords Choice. Best Vintage / Veteran. Best Competition. Entry is 2 per bike, which enters the bike in the show, or 1 per person, kids free,

25th July Sunday July 25th 10.00am 4.30pm BRAUNTON WHEELS EVENT The Braunton Wheels Event, which ran successfully for 10 years up until July 2005, is to be revived this summer. Local charity Calvert Trust Exmoor is sponsoring the event at the Braunton Recreation Ground. Previous visitors to past Wheels Event will remember that all modes of transport were on display at the show - ancient bicycles and double decker buses, motor bikes and vintage cars, steam engines and tractors etc. In fact anything with wheels is welcome. The day should be a great family fun day as in addition to all the wheeled exhibits there will be amusements for all the family, trade stands, charity stalls and refreshments. The organisers would be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to display their "wheels" at the event. Also traders and charities are welcome to contact the organiser on the number/email below. Please contact Rachel Shortridge on 01598 763221 or email; fundraisingexmoor@calvert-trust.org.uk Calvert Trust Exmoor is an outdoor activity centre for people with disabilities. Its specially adapted facilities aim to challenge disability through outdoor adventure and enable people of all ages and with all types of disability to benefit from the Calvert Experience, an opportunity that leads to real personal achievement. Activities such as horse riding, carriage driving, abseiling, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, archery and orienteering are all offered at our 40 acre site, along with caring qualified staff to ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience If you would like to know more about the Calvert Trust Centre at Wistlandpound, Exmoor visit their website on www.calvert-trust.org.uk/exmoor

August 2010

5th-8th August Calstock Bike Festival

September 2010

17th,19th September: DRMCC/VJMC 9th Devon Bike Weekend - Coast View Holiday Park, Shaldon

17th,19th September Goodwood Revival September Mechanics Show Stafford

October 2010

Thursday 9th October THE HAMSTERS 8pm Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, Bideford. Playing their regular set. Tickets £12 The Hamsters are firmly established as the UKs premier blues-rock attraction. If you like music, you will love the Hamsters! Telephone: 01237 478860 or 01271 325274.

22nd October Live Wire & Limehouse Lizzy Friday 22nd October 8:00PM Ticket Prices In advance 16.00 From 6pm on the night 17.50 Other Information Auditorium Standing Live/Wire are the AC/DC show with a big difference both the Bon Scott & Brian Johnson eras of the band are portrayed by two different singers, in the same explosive, two hour plus concert. The band bring the full size AC/DC show to the fore, complete with the Cannons, the Hells Bell, the walkways and the stunning backdrops & drapes. Add a rock hard rhythm section and Angus Lorne cutting the rug as Angus Young and its a no-brainer as to why this band is the hardest working in the UK of its kind. Youll hear all the classics from Whole Lotta Rosie & Highway To Hell to Thunderstruck & Back In Black. There are no cutting corners with Live/Wire, its the full on show.
Joining Live/Wire on tour are top Thin Lizzy tribute Limehouse Lizzy. These guys are the world's number one tribute to Thin Lizzy, keeping alive the great rock music left by Philip Lynott, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson & Thin Lizzy. Expect Whisky in the Jar, Parisienne Walkways, The Boys are Back in Town, and many more of Phil Lynott's genre-defying hits. Add to this their magnificent mirrored backdrop, police lights, and full pyrotechnic display and you know you will not be left disappointed!
www.tavistockwharf.com

24th October The Karting Challenge. Battle takes place on this Sunday for the honour of best BAND kart driver at Kartworld Menheniot Station, Nr Liskeard. Meet for battle at 2pm. This also offers the chance to take a trip on the Zipwire. Get there earlier if you want to do both. Please note that this is subject to weather. Even if you come by car, bring your helmet if you want to avoid a silly lice cover.

December 2010

Thursday 9th December Ten Pin Bowling at Lets Go Barnstaple 8pm start. Lyn's 50th birthday club challenge, this time for the finest at Ten pin over 2 games. 5.95 per person per game Includes Shoe Hire. Please contact Paul as this has to be booked and paid for in advance to avoid disappointment.

10th December Friday, the Mods Christmas Party. The Mods Band Regarded by many as the best tribute in the world to the golden age of pop, The Wharf welcomes the return of The Mods with their celebration of sixties music. With Johnny Warman on lead vocals the band also includes Rhino Edwards from Status Quo on bass and Spike Edney from Queen playing keyboards and it is little wonder that they concentrate on faithfully reproducing the sounds of the very best music from The Who, Small Faces, The Doors, The Yardbirds, The Kinks any many more.
The Mods have appeared alongside Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher and Time Out magazine said that this is without doubt the best 60s party you will ever attend. www.tavistockwharf.com

Saturday 18th December The HAMSTERS 8:00PM THE HAMSTERS PLAY JIMI HENDRIX, supported by THE HAMSTERS! Ticket Prices Tickets 12.50 or 13.50 from 6pm on night. Other Information Genre Blues/Rock Auditorium Standing Website Click here The guitar, bass and drums trio The Hamsters have long been established as our premier blues-rock attraction, having performed over 3,750 concerts in 20 years.

"The Hamsters are fabulous: one of Britain 's very best live bands" - Bob Harris, Radio 2
"The Hamsters are a great Blues band" - Johnny Walker, Radio 2

The Wharf Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT Admin: 01822 613928 Box Office: 01822 611166 E-mail Website

January 2011

Sunday 2nd January. Christmas/New year ride out. Meet at The Northgate Inn, A361 junction with A399 at the North Aller Roundabout. Meet at 11.30 for a hot drink etc. and then leave at 12.00 for ride via Lynton. The finishing time is a complete guess but it wont be too late so that we can get back before it is too dark. Be there or be warm. Of course all this is dependent on the weather not being too bad. Make contact nearer the time if you plan to join in.

February 2011

Wednesday 2nd February. North Devon MAG meet, Braunton from 7pm.

Sunday 6th February. Fred Hill Memorial run. Moreton Hamstead. 10.30.

May 2011

Motocross Marshalls required 1st May by Devon MAG to help raise funds for MAG and allow the meet to go ahead. Bring your flask and camera. Rnd 5 Little Silver EX6 8BB. For more details contact john.groves@mag-uk.org

Sunday 22nd May. ESRAD Road awarness Day at Saltash

Sunday 29 May Pecorama Annual Vintage /Classic Vehicle Rally Seaton annual Vintage/Classic Vehicle Rally with a wide ranging display of vehicles.

Motocross Marshalls required 29th/30th May by Devon MAG to help raise funds for MAG and allow the meet to go ahead. Bring your flask and camera. Rnd 7 Tiverton C/C EX16 7AU. For more details contact john.groves@mag-uk.org

June 2011

18th June The long day Knight Ride, To Lands End and back. Meet at Witheridge for 6.30 am, Exeter Services Junction 30 for 8am.Entry fee £10 per bike to raise funds for DAAT and Knights of Witheridge more details from taffyden@hotmail.co.uk there is also a bbq and live music with camping in the evening at Witheridge village hall, for the tickets for the evening please contact Denise 07584085668

Motocross Marshalls required 19th June by Devon MAG to help raise funds for MAG and allow the meet to go ahead. Bring your flask and camera. Rnd 9 Morleigh TQ9 7JW. For more details contact john.groves@mag-uk.org

20th June. Solstice ride, to Stone Henge for the Summer Solstice. Leave from Stibb Cross. Email or text for details.

Rally Friday/Saturday/Sunday 24/25/26 June Madrider rally CANCELLED

July 2011

Sunday 10th July 2011 Devon Air Ambulance Trust ride. Whether you are a motorcycle enthusiast with a gleaming mean machine or a new rider keen to drum up some miles on two wheels, this is just the event for you! Or you might have a trike or other motorcycle? It only costs 10 per bike if you register in advance. To register online click here . Alternatively click here to download a form and you can send us a cheque, or ring us on 01392 466666 for an entry form. Entries on the day will be 12 per bike, cash only . So why not book now and save yourself 2?
There are three registration/start points being:-
Bridge Motorcycles in Exeter
Bardon Aggregates car park opposite George White Motorcycles, Elburton Road, Plymouth
Zukis Cafe in Winkleigh
Please arrive at your chosen start point at 8.45am, ready to start at 10am prompt.

Saturday 16th July, 2011. Rose and Crown Motorcycle Show and Meet The Rose and Crown Motorcycle Show and Meet, at the Rose and Crown, Sandford, Crediton, Devon. EX17 4NH. (Tel 01363772056). Trophies for different classes of motorcycles, live bands, including the well known rock band House of Kane, and local band All or Nothing, BBQ and Bar, cream teas and full pub facilities. A good laid back and chill out afternoon for bikers, families and the general public. All proceeds to Devon Air Ambulance Trust. 1pm to 6pm. Entry is 2.00 per bike and rider and 1.00 per pillion rider or on foot, under 16s free. All welcome. For more information call John on 01363866564.Check out the web site.

Motocross Marshalls required 16th /17th July by Devon MAG to help raise funds for MAG and allow the meet to go ahead. Bring your flask and camera. Rnd 10/11 Landrake Moto Parc Saltash, Cornwall PL12 5EP .
For more details contact john.groves@mag-uk.org

Sunday 17th July NDBMOC 26th Annual 80 mile Tarka Run starting at 10am from Bideford Pollyfield centre. £8 per bike. More details.

August 2011

Motocross Marshalls required 7th August by Devon MAG to help raise funds for MAG and allow the meet to go ahead. Bring your flask and camera. Rnd 13 Littlehempston TQ9 6NE .
For more details contact john.groves@mag-uk.org

14th August NDBMOC Three Moors Run 9am at Pollyfield Centre, Bideford for a 180 mile ride to Bodmin Moor Dartmoor Exmoor Breakfast at Launceston, Dinner at Post Bridge Dartmoor, Afternoon tea at Simmonsbath Exmoor. No booking no awards, just a good days ride. (Any Motorcycle) Non-Members Welcome Any Motorcycle

14th August (Please note that this has been moved from June) Plymouth Mega-Ride Lee Mill Plymouth Hoe http://www.mega-ride.co.uk/index.html

27th & 28th August South West Motorcycle Show Westpoint, Exeter, Devon

September

Sunday 11th September Cornish triangle run 9am Plymouth sider of the Torpoint Ferry organised by Plymouth MCC?

Sunday 11th September Martin Jennings Memorial Run. Meet at Tescos car park Truro. Check date and time!

16-18th September Goodwood Revival