Prescott Bike Festival brings racing back to Europe’s second oldest hillclimb venue this month

Prescott Bike Festival returns for its twelfth incarnation this June 23, welcoming an ever-eclectic mix of two-wheeled machinery to the historic hillclimb location – all raising money for the regional Blood Bikes group, Severn Freewheelers. 

“The whole point of the day is to raise money for Blood Bikes,” said Gordon Downie, event organiser. “Prescott is the second oldest circuit of its type in Europe, and this is the only opportunity to ride it on a bike. 

“There’ll be over 100 years of motorcycling history there, and not only will it be on display, it’ll be running and riding.” 

A Blood Bikes motorcycle parked at the event

Members of the public can take on the course in the ‘Run the Hill’ category, which allows pre-booked riders to have a crack on two marshalled, but untimed sessions.  

For 2024, this is already sold out, with a diverse list of bikes dating between 1914 and 2024 signed up. Fret not however if you’ve missed your chance to get involved, as you can book a sidecar passenger experience on the day – which promises an equal parts terrifying and unique way to experience the famous track. 

Hotting things up a little is a second class for invited guests only, here riders will battle against the hill on machinery ranging from 1904 to brand-new race bikes. 

A range of classic machinery on display

As well as the hillclimbing action, guests can enjoy several other attractions. These include paddock displays of iconic classics, stunt shows and special guests including Allen Millyard.  

Advanced tickets are available at £20 (£25 on the gate), with under 16s going free. You’ll get free parking, an event programme and even a safe place to leave your helmet too.