Brackley Festival of Motorcycling 2015

Bikes take over Northants town for a brilliant summer Sunday.

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Sunshine, 20,000-strong crowds and a selection of the finest bikes on the planet – Sunday’s Brackley Festival of Motorcycling has been hailed as a massive success.

With everything from MotoGP bikes tearing up the high street, to toddlers on electric trials bikes hopping over wooden palettes on the sports field, the annual festival is one of those rare events that successfully brings together all genres of motorcycling in a massive family-friendly celebration.

Over 100 classic and modern race bikes thrilled the crowds as they took to the compact street circuit with machines ranging from tiny 1960s 50cc Grand Prix machines to an ex-Troy Bayliss Desmosedici MotoGP bike and everything in between. Steve Colley and the Broke FMX stunt team wowed the crowds with their skills while BMW, Ducati, Honda, Metisse, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha were on hand with their latest machines. There were custom displays, a ride-in, custom competition and stacks of retail stands.

With so much going on and just a £5 entry fee (with all profits going to the local air ambulance) it’s easy to see why in just six years the festival has grown to become such a landmark event.

The weekend also saw the Ramsgate Sprint Revival, re-creating an event that ran in the 50s and 60s.

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Ped Baker

By Ped Baker

Former MCN Managing Editor (Digital & Events)