Prescott Bike Fest returns to the Gloucestershire hill climb this weekend (16-17 June 2018). What’s more its Fathers’ Day weekend, why not treat him to a great day out, whilst supporting a fabulous cause.
Saturday isn’t about track action, that’s being kept for the Sunday but make no mistake, no track doesn’t mean not exciting. Sunday remains as marvellous a day as it’s always been.
Prescott Bike Festival prides itself on its diversity and celebrates engineering excellence and ingenuity; from rare, classic, modern, customised to hand-built bikes and those of historic significance to outright bonkers! Each year the Wacky World at Prescott is getting bigger.
Making its debut is the World’s Fastest Shed! 53-year-old keen gardener Kevin Nicks recently secured the land speed record (May) hitting 101mph (160 km/h) in the only road legal motorised shed in the world. Nicks spent more than £13,000 building the shed in his back garden, it features an Audi RS4 turbo-charged 2.7litre engine and Quattro running gear. The 450bhp engine is more powerful than many sports cars. Nicks will drive it from his Oxfordshire home to Prescott for the weekend and hopes to tackle the iconic hillclimb course on Sunday if the track is wide enough!
Cheltenham-born Matt McKeowen returns with the World’s fastest shopping trolley powered by a Chinook helicopter engine (holds record speed of 70.4mph), plus the World’s Fastest Hearse ‘Dead Quick’ – the road legal Ford Cardinal Granada Hearse fully race prepared and fitted with an ex-RAF jet engine.
Kevin Scott brings his crazy record-breaking Monowheel which earned its place in the Guinness World Records along, plus young engineer Tom Bagnall will be displaying his Jet Powered Go Kart and drag bike.
Iconic motorcycle builder Allen Millyard with have six of his marvellous creations including the popular vintage looking (but don’t be fooled!) ‘Flying Millyard’ fitted with two cylinders from a Pratt and Whitney 1340 radial, and a 5.0-litre V-Twin, engine designed for an aeroplane! plus the Millyard crafted Honda SS100 V-twin, believed to be the smallest road legal V Twin motorcycle in the world. Superbike racer Zef Eisenberg and the Mad Max Race Team return with the Madmax Streetfighter which currently holds the speed record as the world’s fastest jet-turbine street-legal motorcycle and supercharged Suzuki Hayabusa.
Saturday will feature ‘Electric Avenue’ showcasing the latest in electric high performance supersport electric motorcycles through to affordable urban inspired commuter bikes and thanks to Cotswold BMW Motorrad- the first electric model from a major motorcycle manufacturer.
As always, there will be extensive displays of historic, modern and racing motorcycles with a Paddock Specials Show ’n’ Tell featuring the best in historic, customised, road, race, factory builds, prototypes, wacky and record beating machines. Literally everything from a 1903 Royal Sovereign the only known survivor from the London Machinist Company to the ‘Warhorse’ – the World’s Fastest Monowheel. You can chat away to the owners and bike builders on the Saturday and watch them take to the hill on the Sunday.
Local sporting hero Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards will join us on the Sunday. Festival Organiser Gordon Downie said ‘we are delighted that Eddie is coming to Bike Fest. I’m sure he’ll enjoy meeting like-minded people who, like him are pushing the boundaries in pursuit of their dreams. Although not a biker, Eddie has had his fair share of spectacular crashes and has undergone extensive surgery. It’s heart-warming that he’s coming to support our fundraising event which provides a vital lifesaving service to the NHS’.
Aside from the incredible machinery, there’s a stellar entertainment line-up to keep the whole family entertained. On the Saturday there’s ‘Gin & Jazz Fest’ in the Clubhouse – 50 regional gins plus legendary jazz vocalist Tina May, considered as one of the finest jazz vocalist’s in the UK, performing throughout the day with supporting acts. Meanwhile the Orchard will be rockin’ with ‘Brews and Blues’, with a huge beer tent featuring over 20 regional and craft beers and an excellent line up of live blues and rockabilly bands.
Throughout the weekend there’s non-stop live music, special guest appearances, ‘On the Edge Stunt Show’, Show ‘n’ Tell area, passenger ride experiences, large kids zone, over 100 quality trade stands, clubs, beer tent, Blood Bike Village and great food. You can grab yourself a bargain or maybe treat yourself to a new bike from one of the dealers or manufacturers represented including Harley Davidson, Ducati, Triumph, Honda and MV Augusta.
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.
For tickets and more information, visit: www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk