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We Buy Any Bike have put together a handy little biker’s guide for your next outing to Stoke-on-Trent!
Situated in central England within the county of Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent was formed around 6 old towns; Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton & Longton. Since it’s formation in 1910, it has developed a population of an ever-growing 383,000 making it the 62nd most popular city in England. Not only is it known for its ceramics, but unknown to some, Stoke-on-Trent was the birthplace of the Spark-plug, invented by Sir Oliver Lodge. Little did he know how much his creation would shape the future.
Stoke-on-Trent or Staffordshire, in general, has a lot of great biker cafes and hangout spots for you to have a break and a chit-chat on your next ride-out!
Biker Cafe’s & Hang Outs
Chillz Bar, Burslem – To fully embrace the atmosphere, a great time to visit this place is on a Sunday night, which seems to be popular with bikers. This may or may not be because Sunday night is band night, but nevertheless, formerly known as The Huntsman, this bar offers great customer service.
The Freebird – This multi-award winning free-house is very welcoming towards bikers. Based in Newcastle under Lyme, the guys at the Freebird together with Greedy Pigs MCC host an event around Easter time to show off their bikes for charity! The pub also hosts band nights on the first & last Thursday of every month.
Shobnall Sports & Social Club – Commonly known as the Rockbar, this bar is run by the Unwanted MCC! Based 40 minutes outside of Stoke-on-Trent in Burton-on-Trent it may come to no surprise that the Rockbar is probably the most biker friendly bar in the area. Since 2009, the team have made a few alterations to mainly the stage area, changing the whole place into a little Live Music Venue! The bar is open to the public on a Friday night. The Unwanted MCC also host occasional events and camping!
The Trucker’s Rest – As the name states, this venue is a hotspot for trucks. Based on the A5 in Cannock, Staffordshire, this cafe is also a great place for bikers to meet.
The Winking Man – Based 40 minutes to the North East of Stoke-on-Trent in Upper Holme, Leek, the Winking Man is a great hand out a spot for bikers. The venue itself hosts many events; a popular one is the Rock Night. Due to its popularity, owners of the Winking Man have created this event and evolved it into a club which you can apply for a membership through the website.
Chapel Croft – Based in the Countryside Moorlands of Stoke-on-Trent, the Chapel Croft B&B provides a warm welcome to bikers. They also have a secure garage for the overnight protection of your Motorbike.
The Haberdashers Arms – The owners of this friendly pub also hosts a campsite. In the summer, they host motorbike rallies and music festivals.
Motorcycle Clubs in Stoke-on-Trent
Greedy Pigs MCC – As previously mentioned, this group of bikers like to meet on a Thursday at 8:30 pm at the Freebird where they also host events in the summer. The club is very active, and they hold many events & ride outs for Charity.
Unwanted MCC – As mentioned earlier, the Unwanted MCC are the owners of the Rockbar, situated at Shobnall Sports & Social Club. Originally formed in the millennium by a group of 7 members, today the club support many charities in the events they host.
There are also various other Motorcycle Clubs based in the Staffordshire area, The Biker Guide has a great list to offer across the UK and Ireland.
Potteries MxC – This family-friendly club are affiliated with the AMCA, they host fun events and are very active on their Facebook page.
North Staffordshire MCC – This club is very friendly; they are open to all ages and occasionally host presentation evenings and award ceremonies to show their appreciation for their members.
Biker Routes in Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke – Newport
This short but sweet ride takes you right through the country roads. Catch it on a summer day to fully embrace it. This route is mainly on a straight quiet road with just a couple of twists and turns along the way. Starting in Hanchurch, it’s pretty much a straight road as you pass through Eccleshall, Newport centre, and through to Crudgington. If you like, you can follow on that road and head on over to Shrewsbury, which will add just an extra 13 and a half miles onto your journey.
The Stone Loop
This fun local loop is great for any adventurous rider. Filled with winding country roads, it would be advisable to take this route at a quiet time for best results.
Motorbike Repairs in Stoke-on-Trent
If you’re currently in Stoke-on-Trent and wondering where to go next, why not try Derbyshire? We did a get around guide for there too!
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