The Bike Shed team are hard at work with Lydden Hill and various Race Authorities, and the Malle chaps, putting together a weekend of track days and racing that will provide something for everyone, especially those new to race circuits, riding off-road, and racing.
But even more important is looking after the crowd of specactors, fans, friends and festival goers, so you can expect the usual high quality hospitality, bars, food, coffee, shopping, entertainment and stuff for kids.
Kids (5-15yrs) can ride electric bikes for free off-road with Desert Rose Junior Academy.
Rev’it! will have multiple display spaces for tier gear & apparel.
Royal Enfield with be running free test rides of their new range of bikes.
Moto Guzzi are displaying their latest models.
Herald Motorcycles will be racing and showing bikes.
Deranged will be showing-off their custom 43-wheeled vehicles
Kytone – Retailing
Eudoxie – Retailing
250 London – Retailing
Bike Shed Motorcycle Club – Retailing
Print Club London will be doing screen printing.
Huge club tents will provide lounge space with DJs in the evening.
Meantime, Curious Brew and 2x Bike Shed’s own Queen Vik bars will take care of the drinks.
Food will be provided by the Duck Shed, 3 Little Pigs (wraps), Green Box (vegan/vege), Coffee & Cake, and Lydden Hill Food.
Al Capone will be offering cigarillos in their cigar lounge.
We have several coffee stands from Routes Coffee, Cabbi Coffee, Coffee & Cake, plus the Loser’s Tea stand.
Malle London will be putting on the Malle Trials, grass sprints and scrambles on inappropriate bikes, including the Dash, the Malle-Cross and the Derby.
We also have several mobile phone charging stations.
…and then there’s the track races…
SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER
The Devitt Street Cup – (SATURDAY)
Street bikes, Roadsters, and nakeds; e.g. Monsters, Speed Triples, T120s, XSRs, and other non sportsbikes, and non-cafe racers. Not for high powered, super-trick Supernakeds and Sportbikes with removed fairings.
The Journo Cup – (SATURDAY)
Race what you blag from the Modern Retro bike manufacturers’ models. We’re expecting this to be hotly contended and there are plenty who want to dethrone last year’s Café Racer Cup king, Adam ‘Chad’ Child.
The Easy Rider Cup –(SATURDAY)
Feet forward, swept-back bars, laid-back in style, but maybe not in pace. …For Bobbers, Choppers, Cruisers etc.
The Retro Racer Cup – (SATURDAY)
Carbed sportsbikes. Think ZXR750s, 900SS, TZR250, Slabside GSX-R… you get the idea. This will perhaps be the hardest class to police as we’d like to maintain the fun spectacle element, rather than have a bunch of trackway prepped weapons on track piloted by glory hunters. If you have a dedicated track bike then you’re incredibly unlikely to get a spot. Go book a normal day at Brands and let the circuit virgins pop their cherries. And if you have a 2-stroke, enter it, before they’re banned forever.
The Herald 125cc Cup – (SATURDAY)
This will be limited to 125cc machines, and ideally for novices new to riding. But we’re also expecting fast folk to want to show that tiddlers can put in a credible lap time.
SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER
The Rev’it! Café Racer Cup – (SUNDAY)
The original format. For this you’ll need a bike with clip-ons, rearsets, a single seat, bikini fairing etc. Perhaps not all of these criteria but bikes with regular handlebars won’t comply. Think Guzzi Le Mans, Triumph Thruxton R/Street Cup, Café’d BMW R80/R nineT Racer, Honda CB550, Yamaha TRX850, Caféd Honda CG125 even.
The Dirtbike Cup – (SUNDAY)
Tarmac and dirt racing, on old SM, trackers and dirt bikes. If you’ve built a Honda Dominator custom street tracker or have an a old CCM604 then this is your chance to let rip. The course is part of the Lydden Hill rallycross circuit, but not challenging so don’t be frightened, there are no massive jumps.
The Vintage Cup – (SUNDAY)
If you’ve got an old Triton in the shed gathering dust this is your chance for nostalgic TT glory. Open to more or less anything without an OHC engine. Ideally 1960s and earlier. And the earlier the better… Pre-War board track racers, suicide shift H-D 45s, Vincent Black Shadow or a Brough Superior perhaps…. but nothing with total loss lubrication systems please. Track maintenance needs to be kept to a minimum in order to fit all the racing into a tight schedule.
The Commuter Cup – (SUNDAY)
Panniers, Top-boxes and Hi-Viz, and indicate when you overtake, or lose the pass. Want to prove that you’re the bees knees on your fully laden BMW GS, panniered Kawasaki GT550 or VFR800? Then this is for you. Ride to the circuit, race, then ride home.
Malle Trials – The Dash, the Malle Cross and the Derby – (SAT & SUN)
So – Leave your tyre warmers and trophies at home. This is for track-day and racing newbies, and/or those who like “the taking part” even more than winning… And as with all Bike Shed events, we want to create a spectacle, therefore cooler, rarer, more custom and appropriate bikes will get first dibs.