Banbury Run - 71 years old and still going strong!

The Banbury Run might be 71 years old but it still manages to attract the largest gathering of pre-1931 classic bikes in the world. Around 500 veteran and vintage motorcycles will ride out from the British Motor Museum on various circular routes as they make their way to Banbury on Sunday 16 June with many of them hoping to make the 11 mile journey without breaking down!

Viewing areas in the Museum grounds will give spectators the chance to see the motorcycles start up as they begin their nostalgic Run. There will also be Club and Trade Stands, over 100 Autojumble pitches and special interest displays. Camping is also available on the Saturday and Sunday night for a discounted advance price of £26 per pitch for 1 night or £34 per pitch for 2 or 3 nights.

Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum stated "The Banbury Run is aimed at those who enjoy the thrill of riding out with other Vintage, Veteran & Pioneer bikes. Its amazing that the Banbury Run is now 71 years old and still going strong. With many of the vehicles over 100 years old its not surprising that some don’t make the short journey to Banbury!"

The Museum will be open from 9am – 5pm with the Run beginning at 10am. Riders will start at 5 every minute. Spectator tickets for the Run cost £9 in advance or £11 on the day for adults and concessions, children cost £7 advance or £9 on the day. All tickets include entry to the Museum and Collections Centre.

To find out more about the Banbury Run visit www.banbury-run.co.uk, or to book tickets click here.

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