Next year’s motorcycle show season gets under way at Newark Showground on 5-6 January with the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic.
A new feature will be Moto Gymkhana UK, which is inviting visitors to take part throughout the weekend if they bring their own riding gear and licence.
Matt Hull, editor of the show’s magazine sponsor, Classic Bike Guide, said: “It’s the most exciting, safe sport you can do on a motorcycle that teaches you more about bike control than years of road riding.”
The sessions are 30 minutes long and can accommodate three riders each time, giving 48 people an opportunity to take part across the weekend. Participants can either book a slot in advance by emailing [email protected] or book when they arrive at the show.
Charismatic American legend Freddie Spencer (second picture) will make his first appearance at the Newark showground in Nottinghamshire to share stories from his hugely successful race career. Interviewed on stage by local TT hero Steve Plater, there are sure to be bucketloads of banter, stories and photo opportunities for fans all weekend.
It’s not just about motorcycles: the Winter Classic is the only event where classic scooters – in the Scooter World halls – and motorcycles share equal billing.
Trade and autojumble pitches are reported to be almost sold out.
Newark showground is situated on Drove Lane, Winthorpe, NG24 2NY.