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The Meet

Calne Bike Meet™ is an annual, free to attend event bringing together motorcyclists and the local community.

Held on the last Saturday in July, this year the meet will fall on Saturday 27th July.

Our small, Wiltshire town is taken over for the day by every variation of two wheeled machinery imaginable. To find us, use the postcode SN11 0EH, that'll drop you right into the heart of the action.

To give you an idea of what to expect - we start to see the first bikes arriving in the town at around 8am, our first live band takes to the stage at around 11am and the music carries on throughout the day, with the last notes ringing though the town at about 5pm.

That's not the end of it, there are plenty of venues in and around the town that carry on well into the night and Calne welcomes you to stay and make the most of them.


Camping

We're pleased to announce that for 2019 the Bremhill View Social Club will be providing camping and associated facilities on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th

So if you're planning to make the very most of the weekend you can stay within walking distance of the town center for just £10 per person, per night.

Keep checking back as there will be more updates to come, the team at Bremhill are planning a few things that'll make your weekend even better.

To book your camping spot, please call 01249 816716

Maps

To make life a little easier, we've compiled some maps that'll help you find everything we've got going on. We'll make sure these stay up-to-date but there are always final changes that happen right up until the last minute. If you can't find something on the day, find us at our 'information' stall, the guys and girls will have all the answers

Traders Map

Clubs Map

About Us

The first Calne Bike Meet was held back in 2000 when two charity organisers (Calne Rotary) invited a few local motorcycle clubs into the town.

For the first year or two the meet remained quite small, but it didn't stay that way for long and soon grew to be recognised as a major event locally, nationally and beyond.

Being held in the town center, on open public roads makes it a unique event in the motorcycling calendar, and being free to attend allows our whole town to be involved.


Every year our team of volunteers gathers together local clubs and traders to provide an event with something for everyone.

Always on the last Saturday of July it should be in your calendar already!

Join us at the next one for great bikes, live music and a warm welcome to our town.

With rapid growth year-on-year, it was realised that the Calne Bike Meet could be a force for good (as well as a good day out).

As a not-for-profit event it is required that we meet a few requirements, one of those is to have and to honour a charter. It's quite a long document so we'll keep it short here and focus on the best bit - the charities we help.

Each year we look at how we can use your money to do good things and we do that by donating to a local charity, a national charity and a charity with a connection to motorcycles.

Last year we donated a total of £13,000 to our chosen charities - A Place 4 Us, Blood Bikes and The Royal British Legion

Representatives from each of these charities joined us at our AGM (Annual General Meeting) and gave a great insight into how these donations will be used; we look forward to seeing the results in future.

Our AGM is an open, public meeting - you're welcome to join us at the next one to hear how the Calne Bike Meet really does make a difference.

This year we've made a small change to how we're donating the money raised. Don't worry, we're still donating everything we raise, but we've decided to spread the donations a little more widely.

When the Calne Bike Meet committee started planning for the year ahead (we start almost as soon as the event has finished - there's no rest, but that's how we like it) we noticed that many of the most prominent organisations in our local area were really very small.

So small that they may have trouble using the size of donation the Calne Bike Meet can generate (we can't thank you and our sponsors enough for making it possible to make that statement!).

Rather than the typical three charities, our committee decided that we could do more with, well, more. More charities. For 2019 we're planning to donate to five different charities - Calne Clean Up Crew, Freewheelers EVS, MS Society, Unity Support Riders and OpenBlue.

As well as supporting charitable causes and the local community, the bike meet is itself supported by a number of local community focused organisations. This year we must extend our thanks to two - Calne Town Council and Springfields Academy

Calne Town Council have supported the bike meet for many years, providing or funding some of the most important infrastructure underpinning the success of our event.

For the first time, Springfields Academy will be providing some much needed parking and transport facilities for those with disabilities. We'll let you know more about this closer to the event.

Our Sponsors

To make the event happen and allow us to give so generously to our selected charities we ask for help, and every year the fantastic business community in and around Wiltshire answer our call.

The Calne Bike Meet is and will always be a free event. It's for the benefit of the town and the motorcycling community more widely.

However, while the best things in life might well be free, there are many things that aren't and a lot of those are needed to make sure the Calne Bike Meet is a safe and comfortable event for people of all ages and abilities.

We are proudly sponsored by Bevirs Law and Butfield Breach

Bevirs Law are our lead sponsor and have been serving the legal needs of Calne and surround towns for over 100 years. With legal services covering accident claims, residential conveyancing, family law and much more, we are very pleased to have them working alongside us this year

Butfield Breach has supported the Calne Bike Meet for many years and are Calne's number one estate agent. Their support of this and many other local events is unwavering, they are a credit to our town.