Prescott bike festival set for April

Prescott Bike Festival is set to take place once again on Sunday 17th April 2016 at Prescott Hill Climb, near Cheltenham.

The Festival prides itself on its diversity and celebrates engineering excellence; from rare, classic, modern, customised to hand built bikes and those of historic significance. This year the organisers have secured the most diverse motorcycles yet, from the World’s fastest shopping trolley powered by a Chinook helicopter engine (holds record speed of 70.4mph/ 113.298kmh) to Carlos Checa’s MotoGP bike through to Bob Farmer, winner of the 1966 Lightweight Manx TT with his 1960s Aermacchi (the model he took the win on).

The organisers have also announced that Blood Bike ambassador and ‘Queen of Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE is the latest personality to join the line-up for this year’s Prescott Bike Festival. Maria is best known for being the female TT lap record holder and first woman to ever secure a podium finish at the Manx Grand Prix. She has held the Guinness World Record for the fastest woman to lap the Isle of Man TT Course, with an average speed of 114.73mph, and is currently the fastest female ever around the Ulster Grand Prix course. Maria was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to motorcycling. Maria founded Woman on a Motorcycle in 2012, her women only track days is for women of all riding abilities.

The Prescott Bike Festival is sponsored by Bikesure, Carole Nash, Blade Group, KTM and BMW Motorrad.