Coventry MotoFest returns! Midlands event back after four-year absence

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Following a four year gap, MotoFest Coventry is back on Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, and organisers say it will be ‘two wheels leading the charge’ this year, starting with the traditional ride in.

Hundreds of bikers are expected to meet at the Jaguar Land Rover car park (at Abbey Road, Whitley, Coventry CV3 4LF) before riding to the unique city centre sprint circuit en masse. There’s no need to register, if you want to take part just turn up!

At the event itself, there will be a dedicated motorcycle village with static and club displays but there will also be some special bikes on circuit, including the Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 ridden in 2016’s British Superbike Championship complete with a commemorative Sheene paintjob.

Expect hundreds, if not thousands, of bikers at Coventry Motofest 2019

As-well-as the motorbikes, you’ll also be able to enjoy a blend of racing demonstrations, static displays, live music and anything else with a connection to Coventry, transport and the city’s motoring heritage. For more info head to the MotoFest Coventry website.

Motofest Coventry 2019

First published on 29 May 2019 by MCN

There's a lot of action at the Coventry Motofest

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.

2013 MotoGP bikes from Forward Team Racing CRT

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.

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