It’s the tenth anniversary of the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling this weekend and the massive town centre event will be going all out promising it’s biggest and best show yet.
Sponsored by BMW Woolaston and North Oxford over 20,000 people are expected to flock to the Northants town to see it’s unique high street parade featuring everything from feisty two strokes to thundering MotoGP machines.
With a new spectator-friendly format including giant television screens around the circuit and some of the finest Classic race bikes in the country a thrilling day is guaranteed. So if you want to catch a glimpse of an ex Capirossi MotoGP Ducati 990cc screamer or a rare 1972 factory Ossa Monocoque 250cc two stroke then you know where to be on Sunday, August 12.
Just off the high street the local playing fields will be crammed full with a stunning range of displays, attractions and entertainment including a manufacturer area, classic scrambler and trials displays, an Ace Cafe Corner cafe racer display, live music, a fairground and the world famous Wall of Death.
Stunt trials ace Steve Colley and the Arenacross FMX freestyle show will also be wowing the crowds throughout the day. And special guest Steve Bones of FTR Moto will be on stage to tell the story of the influential chassis firm and to talk about his future plans to build a totally British World Beater.
Freddie Spencer joins the parade
The legendary Freddie Spencer will be leading out the parade on a three cylinder MV Agusta 500 followed by some tantalising machinery including a:
- 1994 Duckhams' 585cc Rotary Norton
- 2004 TT winning Valmoto Triumph Supersport 600
- 1970, ex Mick Grant, John Player Norton 750
- 1979, ex Ian Richards, P&M Kawasaki
- 1986, ex Andy McGladdery, Factory Suzuki 750cc
- Cadbury's Boost Yamaha 750 (ex Niall Mackenzie replica)
- 2002 Hawk Racing Kawasaki 750cc
- 2003 ex Ian Laugher Honda 1000 TT bike
- 2005 ex John Reynolds Factory Rizla Suzuki 2008
- ex Tom Sykes Factory Rizla Suzuki
- 1960 Bultaco 250 water cooled
- 1969 Jawa 350cc 4cyl (tribute to Bill Ivy)
- 1972 ex Santiago Herrera Factory Ossa 250 water cooled
- 1973 Suzuki TR750 Triple (as raced by Paul Smart and Barry Sheene)
- 1976 Yamaha TZ750
- 1978 Kenny Roberts Yamaha TZ 500 replican
- 1970 Yamaha 500cc triple (built by Ted Broad)
- 2013, ex Claudio Corti 2003, FTR M113 MotoGP
- Ducati GP3 screamer (an ex Capirossi bike)
- 2003 ex Troy Bayliss Ducati GP3 990cc screamer
- 2012 PBM Art GP12
- 2013 ex Claudio Corti forward Racing FTRM113
- 2014 ex James Ellison PBM GP14
- 2015 Honda RC113 (fully race kitted)
- 1957 Moto Guzzi GP500 V8
- 1957 Giera GP500 4cyl
- 1963 Bianchi 498cc Twin
- 1969 Hannah Paton GP 500cc
- 1972 MV Agusta 750cc (ex factory)
- 1973 MV Agusta 500cc triple
- 1996, ex Terry Rymer, Old Spice Ducati 916
- Honda RC125 replica
- Honda CR93 production racer
- Honda RC 162 250 4cyl replica
- Honda RC 163 250 4cyl replica
- Honda RC 181 500cc 4cyl
- Yamaha PX 250cc 4cyl 4stroke
Tickets for Brackley Festival of Motorcycling are £10 on the gate and includes a program plus access to the Classic Paddock. Accompanied by an adult, children under 16 get in free. Proceeds go to local air ambulance, Blood bikes, True heroes and other local charities.