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About Us

Classic Bike Trackdays was started in 2011 by a small group of classic bike enthusiasts who wanted to take their classic road and race bikes on track with like-minded owners and riders who could never seem to find dates and venues that weren’t dominated by the latest ‘race rep’ or ‘trackday weapon’. So with knowledge of both trackday operations and the classic bike scene the answer was simple - create our own! – and make them available for all the other classic bike owners wanting to experience riding their classic on track.

Classic Bike Trackdays events are open to anyone with a bike built before 1995 or considered to be within the spirit of our events, whether it’s a Japanese stroker or oil-cooled dinosaur, Italian V-twin thoroughbred or British thumper – all are welcome and will be run in sessions alongside similar bikes from the same decade (wherever possible).

Instruction will be available throughout the day from our team of professional ACU qualified instructors - please see the Instruction page for details.

Our priority is that you have an enjoyable and safe day on track with your classic, and we hope to see you at a trackday soon!


 
 

Stuart

Stuart is the second member of CBT's instructing team and cut his teeth racing motocross in 95-97 then moved into club racing during 98-2000 winning two Championships with 27 race wins in one year! He then went on to become an instructor with the European Superbike School working all over the UK, France and Spain, before accepting a role with MSV to promote and help run their new product "motorcycle track days"(!) and in 2010 became a fully qualified ACU Instructor.


 
 

Rob

Rob has been involved with bikes for more years than he cares to remember. In fact we at CBT reckon Rob sold God his first Harley.

Rob grew up on KH250s, X7s, two (yes two) CJ250Ts, big Zs and 80’s sports bikes, not only riding them but restoring them as well. As a member of CBT he thinks it’s great to be involved in track days that cater for the older bikes he grew up with


 
 

Steve

Steve has been riding for 33 years legally and always loved either riding or just playing with bikes and working at Brands Hatch as a Marshal, incident car driver and recovery of cars and bikes - practically living at the track! He’s been a MotorSportVision Motorcycle Track Instructor for 4years and last year become a qualified ACU Race Instructor.

Steve used to race in the good old days riding an X7 and later a RGV 250 and still loves the old stuff and has been the VMCC Chief Travelling Marshal at 1000 Bikes since 1995 at Brands then Mallory. He still gets great satisfaction at experiencing pupils progress through a day when being instructed and watching the confidence improve and lap times tumble.


 
 

Darin

Too far the wrong side of 40, Darin brings a considerable level of trackday organisation to Classic Bike Trackdays, having organised car events at all the major circuits throughout the UK and into Europe since 1997.

His interest in classic bikes saw the birth of Diff’rent Strokers in 2005 with the help of KR250 fanatic friend Tim Wilks, which has injected a breath of fresh air to a number of the major classic bikes shows. Now part of the CBT team he’s enjoying seeing track action which winds the clock back a couple of decades!

 


 
 

Paul

Paul has been up to his neck in motorbikes continually since he was 15. He started racing a 350YPVS in 1990, won a club championship on an FZR600 in 93 and has raced in about half the seasons since then, resting his focus for the last 2 years on a GSX-R750 SRAD modern classic superbike. Although he's always preferred water in his engines, this year (2014) he's building a racing 1982 Katana which is being featured in Classic Motorcycle Mechanics, hopefully to race at Spa! An ever-present instructor at Ron Haslam's race school for the last 4 years, he's now a part of the CBT team and loves talking about classic bikes, corners and riding!