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 centre, 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.
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. 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.
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.