Ride with the Flying Millyard at Llan Bike Fest

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Visitors to the Llan Bike Fest from August 5-6 will have the chance to ride in convoy with bike builder Allen Milyard and his 5-litre V-twin Flying Millyard.

Allen Millyard is well known for creating custom bikes that are a bit out of the ordinary, and his Flying Millyard is no exception. The 4894cc V-twin engine is made from two cylinders from a 1942 Pratt and Whitney Wasp engine and produces 80bhp while revving to just 1800rpm.


Allen won’t just be riding the bike up Horseshoe Pass at the event on August 6, he’ll also be riding the bike to the event – a round trip of 360 miles! “My bikes are built to be used,” he said. “I’ve ridden the FM around 4500 miles to shows and events across the UK, including the  Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and Guernsey. I am really looking forward to riding round Llan Bike Fest and hope others will enjoy it.”

The bike was originally built over the course of 11 months for the 2013 Salon Privé concourse d’elegance, where it won Best in Class and Most Over the Top vehicle.

Allen’s most well known bonkers creation is the Millyard Viper V10, a motorcycle built around the 8000cc V10 engine used in the Dodge Viper, which produces 500bhp! We rode the bike in 2009 and managed a top speed of 207mph, although Allen thinks it can go faster. And yes, he also rides that on the road!

What else is on at Llan Bike Fest?

There’s plenty of other things going on at the Llan Bike Fest this year, including live music, a fly by from a Spitfire and Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, new models from manufacturers, and great deals on Carole Nash Insurance.

There will also be plenty of Trials action at the show, with a round of the Northern British Bike Championship’s Pre-65 trials championship, a trials competition for youngster’s in the style of BBC’s Junior Kick Start and a display from Scottish Six Day winner Alexz Wigg, who will also go head-to-head with bicycle trials champion Danny Butler.

There’s much more going on at this year’s festival, to find out, head here: 2017 Llan Bike Fest what’s on.

Adult day tickets cost £10 and weekend tickets cost £18. Juniors aged 15 and under go free. Tickets can be bought online in advance or you can pay on the day.

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer