This is a must for vintage motorbike fans. Now in its 10th year, the Bol d'Or Classic race next weekend, Sturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, takes place at the Magny-Cours racing circuit in Nevers, on the southern end of the Loire Valley. The main events are the two rounds of the Bol d'Or Classico 4-hour race when those great old machines power round the circuit.
As always, there's plenty more on offer. Both in the village and at the track, there are exhibitions, events and stalls covering every aspect on vintage motorbikes, finishing with a concert in the village.
There'll be the likes of a Honda 250 RS, Yamaha 250 Replica, Yamaha 500 OW53, Yamaha 750 TZ, Suzuki 500 RG, Suzuki 750 TR, Honda 500 RS, and a Yamaha 500 TZ. Other old models include scooters such as Velocette Vénom de 1955, Matchless 500 de 1952, Terrot 350 de 1932, Terrot rallye de 1954, and a New Motorcycle de 1935
There are also special demonstrations when the public can ride the vintage bikes from the 1960s to the 90s on a track originally made for Super bikes.
- Free admission to the stands and the paddock
- The circuit is open on Friday morning
- Free camping
- Free motorcycle parking outside the circuit
- Circuit is open from 9am to 11am.
- Saturday 11 euros, children under 11 years free
- Sunday 12 euros, children under 11 years free
- Two-day pass 20 euros.