Classic Bike Trackdays was started in 2012 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’.
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 up to 2000 or later bikes considered to be within the spirit of our events, which means an original road bike bike which can be considered 'classic or collectable' - if in doubt please ask us!
So 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 or of similar rider experience.
Instruction will be available throughout the day from our team of professional ACU qualified instructors, and our tame onsite mechanic is always on hand if your classic is experiencing a problem and will do his best to get you back on track - 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 one of our trackdays soon!
Darin brings a considerable level of trackday organisation to Classic Bike Trackdays, having organised events at all the major circuits throughout the UK and Europe since 1997.
His interest in classic bikes saw the birth of Diff’rent Strokers in 2005 alongside KR250 fanatic friend Tim Wilks, which injected a breath of fresh air to a number of the major classic bikes shows.
As half of the CBT organisng team he’s enjoying seeing track action which winds the clock back a couple of decades, but more importantly creating events which give classic bike riders the opportunity to ride their bikes on some great circuits in friendly environment.
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.
Along with Darin he's passionate about creating great events for classic bike owners - both on track and off track, as the social atmosphere in the paddock & the bar in the evening is an equally big part of a CBT event.
Steve is CBT's chief instuctor and has been riding for well over 30 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 nearly 10 years and is 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. He still gets great satisfaction at experiencing pupils progress through a day when being instructed and watching the confidence improve and lap times tumble.
Paul has been up to his neck in the kind of motorbikes we love 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, and still holds a national race licence. He’s done well over 100 events as an instructor in the last 10 years, working for Ron Haslam and Silverstone amongst others, teaching hundreds of riders from first-timers to national licence holders in the process.
As a writer for Classic Motorcycle Mechanics and a test rider for MCN, he loves almost all motorcycles, but especially modern classics with a 20 valve Yamaha engine. Oh, he also invented the world’s best visor cleaner - the V2 Sponge (ask him for a free sample, you may be lucky!)
Stuart 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.
Currently riding a BMW S1000RR, we need to get him on something a little more classic!
Simon has been riding bikes since he was around 5 and been around racing ever since he was big enough to walk. He started off racing moto x and was school boy champion then progressed to road racing winning a few championships with EMRA, BEMSEE and National Super Stocks and now with CRMC.
Simon loves anything to do with bikes especially racing and instructing and says the satisfaction of seeing his pupils coming off track at the end of the day with a big smile on their face because of their improvements is the best feeling.
Neil has been riding and racing bikes for over 35 years, from motocross as a teenager to road racing, progressing from club racing to the British Supersport Championship. He has been an instructor at Castle Combe Circuit for over 10 years and has held a lap record at the venue as recently as 2017.
Neil recently achieved a Level 3 ACU coaching qualification and works closely with NG Road Racing as a club coach. He's passionate about racing, riding and restoring bikes, still races a 1985 motocrosser and has a collection of 2 stroke Yamahas from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and is equally as passionate about his instructing and coaching, particularly the technical and psycological aspects of riding.
Rob has around 25 years racing experience at Club and National levels, and has been an instructor at Castle Combe Circuit since 2004 and Chief intructor since 2007. He's also a Level 1 ACU club coach for NG Road Racing Club and a Coach Assesor for the ACU.
As a road rider Rob has a ROSPA Gold advance riding qualification, and at present his bike for instructing is a BMW S1000RR. Rob's day-to-day job is a self employed motorcycle mechanic, and from time to time he mechanics for a classic road racing team and for 2021 will be on the spanners for a BSB GP2 team!