Ardingly Summer Classic Bike Show will go ahead

Now we’re almost ‘unlocked’; organisers of the Ardingly Summer Classic Bike Show & Auto-Jumble have confirmed that the event will go ahead as planned on Sunday July 25.


Held at the South of England Showground in Ardingly, with easy access from the M23, the venue is deemed ‘Good to Go’ by Visit England and – for your peace of mind – some additional measures will be in force to keep visitors and exhibitors safe.

Organiser Julie Diplock says: “Following our previous successful events at Ardingly, which ran without any hitches, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors and exhibitors back. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the show in a safe and relaxed environment, so we’re following government advice and ask people to wear masks in the exhibition halls. We’ve increased space between stands indoors and there will be hand sanitiser stations around the halls, as well as a one-way system, to aid social distancing.” 

Now is its 15th year, the show offers visitors an opportunity to see a huge variety of classic motorcycles displayed on club stands, plus individual entries for pre-1980 machines, spread throughout four large airy halls. An all-motorcycle auto-jumble and trade stands offer visitors a vast array of new and used parts, accessories, clothing, tools and more. The BikeMart feature – where members of the public can display complete, running machines for sale – also returns.


Gates open to the public from 10am on Sunday July 25 and tickets cost  £7 for adults. Accompanied children under-16 get-in free.

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