June 8 2011.

The BMF's Kelso Bikefest, now in its second decade at this popular Scottish venue, has gained an enviable reputation as much more than a bike show, in fact, for those who enjoy the freedom of the open road and a night or two under the stars, it's more of a bike rally!

Set in Kelso's Union Borders Showground on the banks of the river Tweed, its location in the Border's fantastic biking country has made this a sure-fire draw for many from both north and south of the border.

Following feedback from last year's event, more emphasis is being put on the camping aspects this year with gates open from 14.00 on Friday 8th July. (For the day visitors gates open from 09.00 - 17.00, Saturday and Sunday).

Bikes, entertainment, music and the camaraderie that is motorcycling make Kelso Bikefest what it is, but the roads of the Borders region just beg to be sampled and explored too and what better way to do this than take part in the ride out planned for the Saturday afternoon courtesy of local BMF representatives.

For those camping there'll be live music on Friday and Saturday evenings from top bands Alma Fiera; Kick; Piledriver and Guns 4 Hire, plus two other special 'guest' bands yet to be confirmed.

A Best in Show competition has always been a star feature and with entrants currently standing at over 40 and cash prizes up for grabs to class winners, this year will be no exception. They'll be plenty of trade stalls too including George White; Beowulf; City of Leather; Fat Skeleton; Old Clee Custom and Proto to name but a few plus a fun fair and main arena entertainment including stunt show Zero Gravity and the ever popular Kelso Pipe Band. 

New for 2011 will be traditional club games with a knock-out round on Saturday and the Grand final on Sunday. Add in a beer tent with live music (in addition to the evening bands in the main hall) and the BMF's Kelso Bikefest is a 'rally' great event!

Where, when how much:
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July.

Union Borders Showground, Kelso.

Gates open 14.00 Friday for campers, 9.0 -17.00 Sat/Sun for day visitors

Advance Weekend tickets including camping £25 (£20 BMF members)

Weekend camping on the day £30 ( members £25)

Advance day tickets £10 (BMF members £7)

Day tickets on the gate: £15 (members £12)

Under 16's FREE entry when accompanied by a fee paying adult

All ticket prices and details available from:  or call the ticket hotline: 0844 8845151

Contact the show team on: 0116 2795110 or email: