Cheltenham Festival of Bikes roars into action next month

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The 2018 Cheltenham Festival of Bikes is set to take place early next month, featuring a variety of bespoke and custom motorcycles, famous names and trade exhibitors.

Located at Cheltenham Town Hall between September 8 and 9, the event offers an exhibition of some of the finest custom and modified classic bikes the UK has to offer, ranging from café racers, to scooters and from choppers, to specialist one-offs.  


All of the machines will be on display either in the hall itself, or in the surrounding Imperial Gardens, with advanced tickets available with a discount of 20%. Alternatively, admission costs £10 on the door and is valid for both days, with kids under 14 going in free.

Cheltenham bike fest logo

As well as a plethora of breath taking motorcycles, the show will also play host to over 30 retailers, selling items including t-shirts, helmets, motorcycles and gifts. A selection of cold beers, tea and coffee will also be available onsite to help keep you refreshed. 

Looking into next year, event organisers Kickback have also recently announced that Devitt Insurance Services will be working alongside them across both of their events as the headline sponsor. This is the same team sponsoring MCN’s very own Ally Pally Show and Supersprint, taking place between September 22 and 23 2018.

What’s more, The Kickback Motorcycle Show has also teamed up with Prescott Bike Festival for 2019 to produce a new collaboration at the Gloucestershire-based hill climb between June 15 and 16, which will display the The National Custom Show & Championships.

Promising a ‘family friendly programme’ the event will include everything from trade stands to live entertainment, as well as parades. Riders will also get the opportunity to ‘Run the Hill’ and more than 100 ‘Paddock Specials’ will be on display, from a variety of genres. 

Speaking about the partnership, Director of Kickback Lorne Cheetham said: “Bringing Kickback and the National Championships to a venue as prestigious as Prescott was a no-brainer – two great shows in one magnificent venue is good for us and our visitors. We’re excited!”

“Bringing Kickback to such a prestigious venue was a no-brainer”

Director of the Prescott Bike Festival, Gordon Downie, added: “We are delighted to be working with Lorne at Kickback and bringing The National Custom Show & Championships to Prescott Hillclimb next year.

“It’s a perfect fit and complements our core values – motorcycles across the spectrum, engineering excellence and a great family day out. We look forward to welcoming Kickback visitors to Prescott.”

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