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Motorcycling Set For Northern Highlights




Northern Classic Bike ShowIt’s a winning formula… and now it’s heading north

Motorcycling fans north of the border and in northern England may have sometimes felt neglected when it comes to superb shows. But by the weekend of May 12-13 that will have been put right, and in style.

The Carole Nash Great Scottish Bike Show will bring the brilliance of the Stafford International Classic Bike Show north of the border and will be the first Scottish event under the Classic Bike Shows banner. It will be a mixture of classic and modern motorcycling and will feature live action demonstrations and the opportunity to test ride the latest bikes.

There are some fantastic star guests already confirmed, while the Lanarkshire venue will also play host to a host of club and trade stands, an autojumble area, major biking brands and much more.

Put together by Mortons’ Classic Bike Shows team, but also using the experience and nous of Robbie and Margaret Allan, who owned and ran the Scottish Motorcycle Show for 25 years, organiser Nick Mowbray said: “This will be a fantastic event, and we are really looking forward to it.

“We have been asked many times by both visitors and exhibitors at our existing Stafford events to put on a world class event north of the border. With the help of Robbie and Margaret, we plan to do just that.”

Already confirmed as appearing are Scots road racing greats Donnie McLeod and Jim Moodie. Donnie was a star performer on the Tarmac during the 1980s, while multiple-TT winner Moodie enjoyed massive success during the 1990s, including becoming the first rider to lap the Island course at over 120mph on a production bike.

Another event highlight will be the appearance of late rally great Colin McRae’s car, which will be on display all weekend.

The showground at the Lanark Agricultural Centre, Muriglen, Hyndford Road, Lanark, will be open from 9am to 6pm on the Saturday and 9am to 5pm on the Sunday, parking is free, and pre-booked tickets are: adult and seniors £7, children under-12 free. On the day it will be £8 for adults and seniors.

For more information on both Scottish shows and the Classic Bike Shows team’s other events, go to www.classicbikeshows.com.