BMF shows and events

The BMF show team at an eventThe BMF organise a number of motorcycle shows and rallies throughout the year. Welcoming new visitors and loyal members alike each day is intended to be an enjoyable trip out, with the spirit of promoting motorcycling and its interests.

Book your ticket for the next BMF event below…


Upcoming BMF events

BMF Dambuster Rally

Thorpe Camp Visitors Centre, Coningsby, Lincolnshire LN4 4PL
August 11-13 2017

Dambuster 2017 poster

There will be a commemorative ale once again plus live music performed by Gypsie and Stealer. A showing of the original Dambuster film is planned for late Saturday night and there will also be a ride-out.

All of the museum’s buildings will be open, as will the NAAFI on Saturday afternoon.

Tickets available from elliott.mitch@gmail.com. £15 for BMF members and affiliated clubs (£18 non-members) when booked in advance, otherwise £20 on the gate. .

Follow the Dambuster Rally Facebook page and keep an eye on the BMF website for the latest updates.

Thorpe Camp Visitors Centre, Coningsby Road, Tattershall Thorpe, Coningsby, Lincolnshire LN4 4PL

National Road Rally

July 1-2 2017

The annual National Road Rally (NRR) is a scatter rally organised by the ACU and the BMF.
From 120 to 540 miles, each rider sets their own challenge, riding between control locations scattered across the country. It is a challenge for everyone; whatever their machine, whatever their experience.
The controls are manned (or womanned) by a huge variety of volunteers. Many riders have been known to miss that elusive gold award thanks to the hospitality of a single control. Most controls are open from 12:00 on the Saturday until 07:00 on the Sunday. The final controls open at 06:00 on Sunday and close at 08:00 – the end of the National Road Rally.
Why not strive to complete your challenge on “the best excuse for a ride out ever”?

Learn more at nationalroadrally.co.uk


Buccleuch Arms Hotel, High Street, Moffat, DG10 9ET
October 14, 11:00

All BMF members are welcome to attend.


If you are looking for more details of the BMF's Annual Regional Meetings (ARM), please click here.


Discover some of the best British motorcycling events to enjoy this year with our events calendar


History of the BMF Show

Two BMF members sit in a sidecar at a BMF event

The BMF has been integral to the organisation of countless motorcycling events over the decades. These provide opportunity to promote and protect the interests of the motorcycling community while providing an enjoyable day for our community.

The BMF organises shows and events throughout the year in locations across the UK. Previous popular shows have included the Scottish Rally, Keslo show, Tail End and the BMF Show (originally named the BMF Rally).

The BMF Show was once Europe’s largest outdoor motorcycle event with around 100,000 visitors every year. When it began in 1961, the show was much like any other motorcycle rally but it quickly grew to become one of the biggest motorcycling events on the calendar. From 1977, the BMF Show took place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, where it eventually finished in 2014 due to the contracted organiser going into liquidation.

Today, the BMF still runs events; concentrating on smaller, local rallies which is where the BMF’s origins are rooted. In recent years, the BMF’s activities have refocused to more actively concentrate on government lobbying and the protection of motorcyclists’ interests.

Speaking in December 2014, Rachel Crossley at BMF HQ said: “It was felt in many corners that the ridiculous six figure deposit that Peterborough was asking for, would not have sat well with our members, many of whom have expressed a wish to return to the smaller regional shows of the past. The BMF could not have justified risking that amount of Members’ money on one show. We all know that it rains that weekend, anyway!”

Book tickets for the next BMF show by following the links above.

James Gill at the BMF show 2014