Prescott Bike Festival set to kick off 2016 motorcycle festival season


Published on 11 January 2016 by Gill

Prescott Bike Festival is often hailed as the ‘Start of the Season’ Motorcycle Festival and will take place once again on Sunday 17th April 2016 at Prescott Hill Climb, home of the prestigious Bugatti Owners Club, Cheltenham. 

The 2016 Prescott Bike Festival will be bigger and better than ever before, and feature a large display of historic, modern and race bikes, plus a Paddock Specials Show ‘n’ Tell area, motorcycle manufacturers, dealer zone, motorcycle clubs, demo areas, passenger ride experiences, live music, stunt show, biker celebrity appearances and hundreds of trade stands.

The event will be full of the very best in engineering excellence and quite a few quirky, off the wall stuff guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.  If you’re interested in one, two or three wheels this is the place to be.

Ride, see, do and meet

Ride: You can ride the world famous Prescott Hill and be a Star of the Show, entries are limited and tend to sell out fast so don’t hang about – book now.

See: Get up close and personal with over 100 historic, rare, modern, factory race bikes, one off’s specials builds and more.  Lunchtime interviews in the Paddock with the riders and their bikes. Plus Club stands, Motorcycle manufacturers and more

Do: Take the ride of your life with a thrilling passenger ride experience in a Formula Two or Watsonian Squire Sidecar, a Morgan Three Wheeler, Grinnall Trike or Scorpion.

Meet: Come and meet our special ‘biker’ celebs including former three times British Superbike Champion and Blood Bike ambassador John Reynolds;  MotoGP Commentator Steve Parrish; James Hillier, Lightweight TT (650cc) outright lap record, a member of the exclusive '132 club' and the 3rd fastest man round the TT course; twice World Darts Champion and motorcycle fan Andy Fordham; former British Superbike and Isle of Man TT road racer Steve Plater; Skyzone Racing featuring multiple British champion, Chris Hodgson; Motorcycle Adventurer Zoe Cano; son of ‘Mike the Bike’ David Hailwood plus Buildbase BMW BSB rider Richard Cooper, Charlie Nesbitt and for something a little bit bonkers - Matt McKeown and his World's Fastest jet-powered Shopping Trolley! Plus lots more yet to be announced!

Watch: ‘On The Edge’ motorcycle stunt show - probably the best Trials Stunt Show we’ve ever seen. Plus the welcome return of the George Formby tribute act from the motorcycle film, No Limit? He’ll also take to the hill on his 1920 ‘Shuttleworth Snap’

Buy: Bring lost of cash, with over 100 trade stands and all the motorcycle manufacturers there’s bound to be something you like.

Live music will be played by 1950s inspired rockabilly band Josie and the Outlaw, plus Chickenbone John and his custom guitars. There will also be great food and drink throughout the day.

See below a video made by BWDE Motorbike Group with action from last year's Prescott Motorbike Festival.

Five more reasons to attend this year’s event:

  1. Matt McKeown and his World's fastest jet-powered shopping trolley!
  2. Tom Anable, ‘Tom the Atom’ British Monowheel Builder and Land Speed Racer.
  3. Single marque Motorcycle Club, 2016 featuring Indian Riders MC, the best in classic and vintage Indians
  4. Exclusive infield motorcycle parking for Pre-1990 motorcycles: limited numbers, advance booking essential.
  5. Probably the best Trials Stunt Team in the UK - On The Edge Stunt Show

Prescott Bike Festival is a ‘Must Do’ day out for all motorcycling enthusiasts. What’s more, all event proceeds of the event go to The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes and Severn Freewheelers.

Gates open a: 8.30am with track starts at 10am. The festival closes at 5pm.

Advance general admission tickets cost just £12 and are available online at: 

Free parking, free motorcycle side stand puck and free helmet park for bikers will be available.