Lincolnshire Italian Motorcycle Festival

Website last updated 18th May 2019.

Event location: LAHC East Kirkby

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, near Spilsby, PE23 4DE.

We are pleased to announce that Sammy Miller MBE will be the Guest of Honour. Sammy will bring two of his 1950’s Italian Grand Prix machines to the event. Together with his race mechanic, John Ring, he will display and demonstrate the Gilera 500cc 4-cyl and the Moto Guzzi 500cc V8.

Motorcycle club and trade displays: there’s no set charge for traders, the Aviation Centre just asks for a donation. Club displays/stands are free. If you would like to book space, please use the contact page: Contact

Admission charge for motorcycle riders and pillions = £8.00 GBP per adult. Pay cash on the gate, no tickets required.

This event raises funds for the Papworth Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Unit and is dedicated to the memory of Emma Jane Radford, Buell rider and UK Buell Enthusiasts Group member, who passed away 22nd April 2004, aged 26.

We're now taking bookings for the engine run-up display. Italian race machines or road-based race-replicas are welcome.There's no noise limit at this event!! Please book your place via the contact page. 

Provisional Timetable & Photo Opportunities.

One of the main themes of this year’s event is the unique opportunity for individual riders and groups to obtain photos of their motorcycles with LAHC’s iconic Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’.

There are two lengthy periods during the event when riders can take their own pictures in an unrushed and relaxed manner. For that truly memorable picture we’ve arranged for professional photographer, Alan Markham to be on site all day. Alan will have a stand in the main hanger where you can arrange for him to take pictures of your motorcycle(s) with the Lancaster. Photos in mounts are £20.00 each. Alan’s website:

Provisional timetable:

10.00am: Event start

10.00am to 12.00: Photo opportunity for motorcycles with Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’

12.30pm to 1.45pm: Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ engine run-up followed by Sammy Miller’s Moto Guzzi 500cc V8 and Gilera 500cc 4-cylinder Grand Prix machines demonstration. Plus, others TBC.

2.00pm to 4.30pm: Photo opportunity for motorcycles with Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’

5.00pm: Event finish 


Machines booked for the engine run-up display include a 1974 Ducati 750 Short-Stroke Works Type. Entered by Paul Klatkiewicz, Ducati Technical Services.

There's also a 1984 Ducati 600 TT2. Entered by Malcolm Wheeler. Malcolm rode this machine in the 1984 Isle of Man TT races.


Sammy Miller MBE with his Moto Guzzi V8.

Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May 2018.

A big thank you to everyone who attended this year's event, the turn-out of 230 motorcycles exceeded all our expectations. This total included over 120 Italian motorcycles. The event was blessed with fantastic weather and the Aviation Centre was packed with riders and the public enjoying a sunny Bank Holiday Monday.


The Lincolnshire Italian Motorcycle Festival 2018 raised £766 for Emma's Charity and £1425 for the Aviation Centre.