Support the Severn Freewheelers at Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival this September

Charley Boorman with Blood Bikers credit Geoff Robinson

Published on 9 July 2015 by Gill

A new festival is being held in September to help raise vital funds for the The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes.

Severn Freewheelers is the regional Blood Bike group operating in Gloucestershire, Hereford, Worcester and North Wiltshire. More than 70 volunteers help the group to carry out a much-needed service couriering vital medical supplies, blood and pathology samples from medical centres and hospitals.

Severn Freewheelers runs five BMW R1200RTs and a Honda ST1300; all are emergency response-equipped and the members handle some 4,000 call outs per annum, covering 150,000 miles.

The fundraising festival will be held at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Worcestershire on Sunday September 13, featuring large displays of historic, modern and race bikes, plus a Paddock Specials area, motorcycle manufacturers, motorcycle clubs, passenger ride experiences, an Auto Jumble, live music, biker celebrities, trade stands and regional dealers including Blade Motorcycles Stratford Outlet Centre.

Festival Organiser, Gordon Downie said: “We are delighted to introduce another motorcycle festival to our calendar; Shelsley Walsh is the oldest motor sport venue in continuous use in the world. First used in 1905, and is even older than Indianapolis, Le Mans or Monza. Our event provides the unique opportunity for people to take part in the event and ride the historic hill climb course on their own bike. Special “Run the Hill” tickets are limited, and are already selling fast, so booking early is essential”.

Attractions on offer include:

  • Allen Millyard taking to the hill on his home-built ‘Flying Millyard’ - do not by fooled by its appearance, despite resembling a classic 1920s sedate two-wheeled Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, this beast is powered by a gigantic 5.0-litre V-twin engine designed for an aeroplane!
  • The MADMAX Race Team ‘Streetfighter’ Bike - the World’s first jet turbine street legal motorbike. It currently holds the land speed record of an astonishing 224.9mph from a standing start and is powered by a modified upside down Rolls Royce 250-C20B Shaft turbine from a helicopter.
  • End of season bargains available in the Trader Zone

Key details

Event Address: Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, WR6 6RP

Advance tickets: Special introductory price of just £10 (£15 on the day). Children under 16years old, go free. Run the Hill entries £35.

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

Gates Opens at: 08:30am, Track starts at: 09:30am, Festival closes at: 4:30pm.

For further information or to book advance tickets please visit:

To find out more about the life saving work the Severn Freewheelers do please visit: