Worlds largest gathering of vintage motorcycles returns to Banbury

Just one of the 500 vintage motorcycles riding in the Banbury Run
Just one of the 500 vintage motorcycles riding in the Banbury Run

The ‘Banbury Run’ set for summer return

The roar of 500 veteran and vintage motorcycles will be heard as they ride out as a group when the British Motor Museum in Gaydon hosts the nostalgic Vintage Motor Cycle Club Banbury Run on Sunday June 19.

Now in its 68th year, it is the largest gathering of pre-1931 motorcycles and 3-wheelers in the world and will start and finish at the museum.

The Banbury Run is aimed at those who enjoy the thrill of riding with other vintage, veteran and pioneer bikes. In addition to the Run, there will be Club and Trade Stands, 100 auto-jumble pitches and special interest displays within the museum grounds. Camping is also available on the Saturday and Sunday night.

Tom Caren, show manager at the British Motor Museum said; “The Banbury Run is a celebration of vintage and veteran motorcycles. Seeing hundreds of vintage motorcycles ride together is a motoring spectacle that deserves to continue to flourish.”

The Museum will be open from 9am to 5pm with the Banbury Run beginning at 10am. Riders will start at 5 per minute. Spectators tickets for the Run cost £8 in advance or £10 on the day for adults, children and concessions and include entry to the Museum and new Collections Centre.

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