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Prescott Bike Festival 2014: Sunday 6th April 2014

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The fourth annual Prescott Bike Festival is taking place on Sunday 6th April 2014 and promises to be an action-packed day for all the family in support of the Nationwide Association of Bloodbikes charity.

Festival organiser Gordon Downie said “Prescott Bike Festival continues to go from strength to strength; we are delighted to announce that all track time entries sold out in January and there are only a few Exhibitor spaces left. This year all major motorcycle manufacturers are represented, and there will be a large display of famous historic, modern and race bikes, plus bike clubs, famous racers, demo areas, passenger ride experiences, stunt show, trade stands, junior fun section, live music, good food and a raft of entertainment both on and off the track to keep the whole family amused. We are all gearing up for our largest and best festival yet”.

Special guest appearances include: former three times British Superbike Champion and Bloodbike ambassador John Reynolds, former racer and MotoGP commentator Steve Parrish, motorcycle adventurer Nick Sanders. Plus Smith’s Triumph Racing with British Supersport Championship Billy McConnell and new signing Graeme Gowland, Tag Racing Team with British Superbike rider Richard Cooper and Superstock rider Shaun Winfield, BeWiser Kawasaki Superstock rider Josh and Skyzone Racing Supermoto Team riders Chris Hodgson, Jay Smith and Thomas Elam.

Amongst the hundreds of historic, classic and race bikes taking to the historic hill climb course include:

•Carlos Checa’s MotoGP Ducati Desmosedici GP5 and Checa’s 2011 WSB winning Ducati 1198 F1 (courtesy of Dawn Treader Performance)
•David Jeffries' GSX-R1000 TT bike and James Toseland's first WSS machine
•Frankie Chili’s 1998 Ex WSB Ducati 996
•The 1930 Rudge Ulster belonging to David Osborne
•Chris Sawyer's 1928 Cotton Blackburne
•A rare Sachs R800 Roadster from 2002 owned by Barry Fahey
•The 1959 Norton Dominator of Ian Cordes
•Rare Excelsior Manxmans from Dave Lee and Adrian Sellars
•Eric Bostrom’s 2005 AMA factory 999 (same bike as Neil Hodgson rode in 2005)

Special features:

•Local dealers representing: Triumph, Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Piaggio, BMW, Harley Davidson, Victory, Kuberg, Watsonian Squire and KTM
•A ‘Trials Competition’ to be held throughout the day and ran under the auspices of the Western Centre ACU
•Nick Sanders and his new Steampunk Cinema, plus regular book signing sessions
•The popular Dave Coates Motorcycle Stunt Show performing at 1.15pm
•Thrilling passenger ride experiences include: a national hill climb sidecar, Morgan 3 Wheelers (both modern and vintage) a Westfield XI, Westfield SEiW and the Grinnal Scorpion III
•Live music by 1950s inspired rockabilly, rock & roll and R&B inspired band, Josie and the Outlaw, plus Road House Rooster, Chickenbone John and his custom guitars, the Blitz Buddies Dancers and a Retro DJ spinning some vinyls
•Junior section features: go karts, Kuberg electric motorbikes, large scale climbing wall, fairground rides, inflatable play area and the return of the world's largest Star Wars Garrison
•Angelic Bulldog showcasing their 400mph streamliner land speed motorbike project
•George Formby Tribute and his antics
•Plus more than 100 trade stands

Motorcycle and racing clubs confirmed:

•The Classic 50cc Racing Club – with their racing machines and riders representing the clubs early beginnings around 1953 up to 1983
•London Douglas Owners Club
•Norton Owners Club
•Leominster Classic Motorcycle Club
•Yamaha XJR Owners Club
•XJR Owners Club
•Rolling Hills (Harley Owners Club)
•Honda Owners Club
•Suzuki Owners Club
•Chopper Owners Club showcasing extreme custom bikes

For bikers that enjoy classic machinery, entries on the hill include a 1930 Rudge Ulster 500 cc Racer, a 1928 Blackburne-engined Cotton, 1924 two cam Harley-Davidson racer, 1927 Scott Flyer, 1935 cotton JAP, plus all the historic marquees represented like Bantam’s, BSA, Ariel, Matchless and Norton. 

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