MCN Festival

Fantastic first day at MCN Festival

The first day of the all-new MCN Festival has been hailed as a success, with thousands of enthusiasts flocking to the Peterborough Arena to see, hear and try motorcycles of all types and eras.

Test rides proved the highlight of the event for many, with opportunities to try machines from leading Japanese, European and American manufacturers. There was even a chance to ride classic bikes dating back to 1939, courtesy pf the National Motorcycle Museum.

Visitors on Sunday are reminded to bring both parts of their driving licence, road legal helmet and appropriate riding gear, and book in early on the day, if they wish to participate.

Spectators have been wowed by the Transatlantic Trophy tribute races, flat track style. In bar-to-bar action, team UK under David Knight beat the USA, captained by Kevin Schwantz. But the Americans came back in round two, leaving it all to play for on Sunday. The points tally so far is; UK 115, USA 105. See the MCN Festival website for the full schedule.

MotoXchange Extreme Sprint Enduro has also been a massive hit. Think trials riding, around a tight circuit, very very fast. Some of the best riders in the sport battle it out daily. All this and a huge retail zone, indoor displays of historic & custom machines and so much more – you won’t be short of things to see and do.