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Prescott Bike Festival returns for 2019!

Published: 29 April 2019

The Prescott Bike Festival is back for 2019 and will take place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June.

Attendees can expect a wide variety of vehicles displayed at the Gloucestershire hillclimb. Among the exhibitors is Allen Millyard with five of his creations, including the Velocette V-twin and the famous 4894cc 'Flying Millyard'.

Festival Organiser, Gordon Downie said “Allen is a staunch supporter of Bike Fest and always brings a large collection of his bikes. We can’t wait to see his latest creation – a 1930's Velocette 698cc V Twin, identical to the 1938 prototype launched at the Earls Court Motorcycle Show, but with his own unique modern twist on an old classic! Allen is an engineering genius, and we are delighted that visitors get to see the bikes in action”.

Allen Millyard's Velocette V-Twin

Furthermore, multiple world record-holder Zef Eisenberg will be bringing a number of his mad machines along, including the fastest jet turbine road-legal bike on earth (234mph over a standing mile) plus his 350bhp supercharged Hayabusa and a quad with a 600cc Rotax two-stroke motor in it – claiming to be the fastest-accelerating around.

Most of the main manufacturers will also have a presence along with a dazzling array of significant classics – including several rare racers by days gone by.

Furthermore, there will be a static, indoor display called Kickback, featuring the best shed builds and customs in a competition to discover the best "Butchered Classic" and "Young Builder", to name a just a few awards. A group of 80 finalists will have their creations judged by an expert panel including racing broadcaster Steve Parrish. The winners will be able to run their bikes up the hillclimb.

Zef Eisenberg on his Hayabusa

All proceeds from the event support the work of Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes and Severn Freewheelers. These Blood Bike charities provide a vital free out-of-hours medical transportation service to the NHS. Since its inception, Prescott Bike Festival has raised over £200k to date.

Venue: Prescott Hill Climb, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9RD
Ticket prices: £12 (advance) for adults on Saturday, £15 (advance) for adults on Sunday, under 16s free when accompanied by a paying adult.
For further information and tickets visit: https://www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk/

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