Bears and Bikes - CANCELLED

15/05/2020 - 17/05/2020

Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW

The British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) regrets to announce that it will not be able to hold its 60th anniversary event, Bears and Bikes 2020.

Due to circumstances beyond the BMF’s control, namely the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, all events with more than 500 participants have been, in effect, banned.

Therefore, the directors of the BMF have decided to refund all attendees, namely ticket holders and all traders' booking fees.

Can all parties requiring reimbursement please contact the BMF office by email on, providing us with a scan/photo of the actual ticket, showing ticket numbers. 

Anyone who purchased tickets by cash or cheque is asked to also provide us with a contact number and we will call you with further instructions regarding reimbursement.

Any unclaimed refunds will be put towards the losses that the BMF will undoubtedly incur as a result of the event’s enforced closure.

We will endeavour to resolve this as quickly as possible. Please bear with us at this challenging time.

Ride safe and keep well,

The Management Team


Bears and Bikes 'Non-attendance rally' Patch (8.5cm x 6cm) - £3 each

BMF 60th Anniversary Patches (6cm x 6cm) - £4 each

PayPal options coming soon. In the meantime, please contact the BMF Office.


In light of the recent updates, the BMF are currently reviewing all upcoming bmf events.

We have taken the precaution of suspending ticket sales for the time being.

The BMF Management Team will take whatever action is necessary in relation to events and will endeavour to reschedule if the need arises.

However we will be following government protocols and if we are instructed to cancel rather than postpone please be reassured that we will refund all tickets.

We will hopefully be in a better position to update further in the near future.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time for all of us.

Ride safe and keep well

The Management Team