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Prescott Bike Festival This Sunday

By Rich Newland -

General news

 04 April 2013 10:05

  • The annual Prescott Bike Festival takes place this Sunday, 7th April, and promises to be an action packed day out for all the family, whilst supporting the National Association of Bloodbikes charity.
     
    The third annual event is the biggest yet, with more bike manufacturers and bike clubs involved, plus a large display of historic, modern and race bikes on display in the paddock, trade stalls, live music, thrilling passenger sidecar and pillion rides, good food, fancy dress motorcycle mayhem and a host of entertainment.
     
    Amidst a sea of fantastic road and race machinery, you won’t want to miss:

    • David Jeffries' Suzuki GSX-R1000 TT bike
    • James Toseland' s first World Superbike (Honda CBR600)
    • The original Old Spice Ducati 916 British Superbike
    • The ex-Reve Red Bull John Reynolds Ducati 996RS Championship bike
    • Tony Hudson's 1963 replica works Honda, four-cylinder, 250cc racer as ridden by Jim Redman, Mike Hailwood etc.  It looks and sounds just like the real thing and revs to 16,000 just like the 1960’s works bikes
    • The ex-BSB Honda CBR1000 entered by North Glos Road Racing Club, ridden by Johnny Rea and prepared by HM Plant for Red Bull Racing
    • Also entered by North Glos Road Racing Club, the ex-Black Horse Kawasaki ZX-10R Superstock bike ridden by Connor Cummins then Victor Cox
    For lovers of classic bikes, Adrian Sellars is bringing his 1956 Norton Manx and a reverse-head 350cc Norton. He will be joined by Clive Hurst with a 1974 three-cylinder, two-stroke 1974 Kawasaki and a 1975 1000cc PEM Kawasaki.
     
    After attending last year, MotoGP commentator, Steve Parrish, said: "I had a really great day at the Prescott Bike Festival. I was like a kid in a sweet shop with other like-minded petrol-heads. I can think of no better way to spend a Sunday."
  • Other features of the Prescott Bike Festival 2013 include:
    • Dealer stands from the likes of Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Enfield, Triumph, AJP, Harley, Victory, BMW and KTM
    • Demonstrations throughout the day by 10 times British Trials Champion, Steve Saunders
    • A demonstration of the exciting new motorcycle sport, Moto Gymkhana
    • An opportunity to meet celebrities including Nick Sanders (who has motorcycled around the world seven times) and Chris Hodgson (current British Supermoto Champion)
    • Thrilling passenger experiences on a variety of machiner y
    •  Plus more than 100 trade stands

    To purchase tickets in advance visit: www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk

    Gates open at 08:30 and track action begins at 10:00. The festival closes at 17:00.

    Advance tickets are £12; under 16s (with a paying adult) get in free.

    On-the-day tickets are £15; under 16s (with a paying adult) get in free.

    There is no charge for bike parking (free side stand puck provided), and there’s a helmet park on site.

    Venue details:
    Prescott Hill Climb, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 9RD,
    Easily accessible from junction 9 of the M5 and from London via the A40 to Cheltenham.