The list of bikes has been revealed for the 2019 Motofest Coventry, set to take place this weekend on June 1-2. The organisers claim that two wheels lead the charge this year, and you can join a rideout organised to begin at Coombe Abbey heading into the city centre, joining the main sprint circuit for a parade lap.
Around 500-1000 bikes are expected to join in the festivities, with sportsbike and competition machinery shown off alongside some well-known ex-racers.
Among them are the Forward Team Racing CRT Moto GP bikes from the 2013 championship (above), ridden respectively by Colin Edwards and Claudio Corsi during that season. Team Classic Suzuki will be along with Kevin Schwantz’s RGV500 and one of Michael Dunlop’s TT winning bikes. Nathan Colombi will be riding demo laps on the Suzukis.
Steve Wheatman's collection of '70s, '80s and '90s Suzukis will be at the show too.
You'll also have the chance to see a number of pre-war Coventry-built bikes including a 1919 Triumph Model H, which will lap the circuit to celebrate its 100th birthday.
Darren Langeveld, Coventry Motofest Race Director, said: "The bikes at MotoFest just get bigger, better and louder every year and for this year’s event we have an incredible line-up of two wheeled action.
"With dedicated bike village also returning for this year with an array of bikes on display, Its all revving up to be another incredible event. We look forward to going full throttle across the festival weekend."
MCN's suggested route - 2h10, 70 miles, escape Coventry
Head to Coombe Abbey on the B4027.Take a right for the B4455 then the B4027 through Stretton. Cross the M6 into Street Ashton then turn right to Pailton and Lutterworth. Cross the M1 and join the A4304 through Husband’s Bosworth, to Lubenham, where you turn left to Foxton. Continue to Gumley then Smeeton Westerby. Take a left to Saddington, Gilmorton, then Dunton Basset. Turn right on the A426, then left to the B581 through Stoney Stanton and Elmesthorpe. Take the A47 round Hinckley and to Nuneaton. Turn left to Bedworth, taking a left on the B4029 through Bulkington before dropping into Shilton. Turn right on the B4065, then left to the B4029.
Info here: www.coventrymotofest.com
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