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Classic Women at July Ardingly Bike Show

Updated: Jul 3



Elk Promotions’ Ardingly Classic Bike Show & Jumble returns to The South of England Showground on Bastille Day, Sunday 14th July 2024.


This year's theme is Classic Women, with a display of historical info covering women riders and their motorcycles, plus a raffle, featuring prizes including a Maria Costello paddock jacket.


"There are more women in the classic scene than people imagine" says event organiser Julie Diplock, "And I'd encourage them to enter their bikes in our Summer Show. Even if your motorcycle isn't a classic, providing it's interesting, you would be in with a chance of going home with a prize".


With nearly two acres of classic motorcycle show and autojumble undercover, as well as jumble stalls in the open air, it’s set to be a big one!


A must-visit for fans of later classics - there's no age restriction on machines at the July show - Ardingly always attracts an eclectic mix of machines, from both home-grown marques and those further afield.


Norton enthusiasts in particular, should put the date in their diary, as the organisers have confirmed the Norton Owners Club will be in attendance, with some very special machinery.


As usual, both the club stands and private entries will be on show in the main Jubilee Hall.



Last year's prize winners proved the variety on offer with ‘Best Pre 1950’ going to Stephen Elston’s 1902 211cc Minerva, and at the opposite end of the motorcycling spectrum, Lee Henderson’s 1977 50cc Suzuki A50P Sports, taking ‘Best Lightweight’.


Visitors wishing to enter their own bike can do so HERE


The all-motorcycle autojumble and trade stands will fill up the remaining space inside the halls, with additional pitches outdoors.


For those looking to free up space at home, workshop Clear-Out stalls are available at the bargain price of just £20 per plot (pre-book only).


The Free BikeMart display-to-sell area also returns, offering the opportunity to buy and sell complete machines.


The South of England Showground is located at Ardingly, nr Gatwick (RH17 6TL), eight miles from junction 10 of the M23.


Adult tickets cost just £7 and accompanied children under 16 are admitted free. Earlybird tickets are valid from 8am and cost £10. Tickets are available online or visitors can pay by card or cash at the gate.


Parking is free and well-behaved dogs are welcome. As always, a range of catering - hand picked by the organisers - will also be on offer.

Tickets are available online or visitors can pay by card or cash at the gate. Advance tickets, stall bookings and all other info can be found HERE



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