National Motorcycle Museum 'Goes Live!'

Bertie Simmonds
April 3, 2023

National Motorcycle Museum LIVE continues in October 2023 but now as a two-day event.

As always, the visit is free of charge (save for car parking, bikes park free) and once more there are a host of exciting free attractions including the return of the popular ‘Henry Cole and friends’ live on stage.

To assist visitors, everyone arriving on site will be given a free timetable with a full list and timings of all the weekend’s exciting, free events. There’s also an indoor trade area, displays from many well-known names including Central Wheel Components, Sealey Tools, H&H Auctions, and Andy Tiernan Motorcycles to name but a few. The museum shop will also be open throughout the event selling a huge range of classic motorcycling books, clothing and memorabilia.

‘Henry Cole and friends’ will feature the popular personalities from Henry’s TV shows including Henry Cole, Allen Millyard and new addition Fuzz Townsend. Added to that will be racing superstars such as John McGuinness, Michael Rutter, Kyle Ryde, Ryan Vickers and James Hillier in attendance.

Other motorcycling personalities from the past and present will also be in attendance, check the dedicated event page for updates:   


About the Author

Bertie Simmonds

As a child Bertie (well, Robert back then… blame his sister for the nickname) was exposed to motorcycles thanks to his uncles. They would show up at his house with a lovely lady as pillion throughout the 1970s and 1980s. After a naughty time on field bikes (it’s what we did back then) Bertie passed his test in the early 1990s and became a reporter for MCN in 1995, moving to the sports desk and covering World Superbikes in 1996. With a change to Bike Magazine in 1997, he stayed until 2000 as news, features and road test editor. Moving into PR with Cosworth, Bert was bored with cars and returned to bikes in 2001 with Two Wheels Only, becoming editor in 2002 and leaving to be freelance at the end of 2004. With almost a decade freelancing, Bertie joined Mortons in 2013 and became editor of Classic Motorcycle Mechanics, a post he’s desperately clung to, to this day. And no, he’s never had a pretty girl on the back of his bike.

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