Success for Prescott Bike Festival
Thousands of visitors flocked to Prescott Bike Festival on Sunday 12 April 2015 as rare classic, modern and famous motorcycles took to the historic hill climb course.
The event received huge support from special ‘biker’ celebrities this year including four times World Superbike Champion and ‘King of the Jungle’ Carl Fogarty, former three times British Superbike Champion and Blood Bike ambassador John Reynolds, motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman, plus former World Darts Champion Andy Fordham and making a surprise visit was Hollywood actor Eric Bana.
Charley Boorman said, ‘This was my first time to Prescott Bike Festival and I didn’t quite know what to expect. It was one of the nicest and fun biker meetings I’ve been too. It was exciting to ride such an historic hill climb course, every biker should come to the event and do it.’
Throughout the day were demonstrations by Dave Coates Stunt Show, Skyzone Racings’ Chris Hodgson (British Supermoto Champion) and the NHCA Masters. Members of the public were able to participate in free test rides at the KTM Adventure Fleet Experience and passenger thrill rides in a Watsonian Squire Sidecar, a Morgan Three Wheeler, Grinnall Scorpion and a Triking 3 wheeler. For the first time the event also welcomed the MADMAX Race Team and its ‘Streetfighter’ Bike Madmax.
Off track, the paddock was filled with bike displays, dealer zone, motorcycle clubs, demo areas, stunt show and trade stands plus a whole host of entertainment.
Festival organiser, Gordon Downie, said, ‘Prescott Bike Festival is the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year. We are hugely grateful to all the exhibitors, clubs, dealers, marshals, bands, celebrities, volunteers, sponsors and visitors that continue to support us and have all played their part in making the 2015 event such a huge success. It’s been our best ever festival in regards to visitor numbers, industry support and the weather! As a result of the event success we have introduced Shelsley Bike Festival, as a season closer, which will take place at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb on Sunday 13 September’.