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Introduction

Cannonball Bike Run 2020 |

‘INVASION ITALIA’

After 2019’s incredibly successful Cannonball Bike Run (CBR), the 2020 Cannonball heads to southern Europe and for yet another CBR first – the entire 3000-kilometre route will be staged in just one country. And what a country – Italy!

From the northern mountain peaks of Piemonte to the sun-baked ruggedness of Calabria in the very south and back again. Along the way you will see the volcano of Vesuvius, Pompeii, the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic seas, The Apennine mountains and the Alps, the rolling plains of Pada and Campania plus the eternal city Rome – all in one unforgettable week.

And in another CBR first we will be riding a lap of this fabulous country before reaching the finish just one hour’s ride from where we started. That makes it so much easier for those hiring bikes or using trailers to take their bikes to the CBR.

The 16th CBR will start on Sunday June 21st 2020 in northern Italy and end a week later in Turin.

Italy is a travellers dream – beautiful countryside, stunning mountains, magnificent coastlines, historic cities, ancient ruins, exquisite food and sublime wines all combined with a culture that loves both speed and motorsport.

This Cannonball always pushes the boundaries of riding but of course some things will not change. The famous blend of fabulous roads from mountain peaks to the shores of the sea; from sweeping valleys to twisting forest routes. At the end of a hard day’s riding you can expect classic countryside hotels and uber modern city residences – all with secure parking.

The actual route is kept secret until the event but we understand that the CBR is all about the riding and the routes will be hand-picked and pre-ridden so you can expect the best riding you have ever experienced.

This Cannonball will again be going where no CBR has ventured before….14 regions of Italy in just one amazing week: Piemonte, Liguria, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata, Puglia, Molise, Abruzzo, Marche, Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy. It will be epic.

And riding in the last week in June means the weather will be good and the roads quieter as the summer season does not start until July 6. You will get to enjoy the roads without all the traffic of July and August.

If you want to join what is sure to be the ultimate European motorcycle adventure of 2020 then you will be in great company. In 2019 riders from ten countries took part and bikes ranged from KTMs and BMWs to MV Augustas and Ducatis; from 650 to 1200cc and from adventure bikes to sportsbikes.

It goes without saying that CBR 2020 will include all the traditional Cannonball features: back-up support & luggage van, dinners every night, breakfast each morning, final party night, trophies, goodies, photos etc.

If you are a first time Cannonballer be reassured this is a very special event and this is just a few comments from Cannonballer veterans:

‘Absolutely fantastic’ D.F. England

‘This was great. It was so awesome’ A.M Finland

Great job. Well done boys’ S.S.  Norway

Super cool event’ E J Norway

‘Love it. It’s great for enthusiast riders’ M M England

‘Another great week away’ R B England

‘Wonderful, unforgettable all-round event’ S.B USA


We hope that you can join us on what we believe will be a Cannonball experience on a new level.

We capped entry at  just 40 riders in 2019 and have sold out for the last 3 years. The 2020 entry fee is just £1799 and 26 places were reserved by Cannonball vets on the 1st day of release. Want to join us? Apply for Entry Now.

As a wise man once said: “When you ride to the top of the world, you may never want to come back….”

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