'I was like a kid in a sweet shop at festival'
THE third annual Prescott Bike Festival takes place in Glouc- estershire on Sunday, April 7. Bike manufacturers will be represented along with a large display of historic, modern and race bikes and lots of entertainment for all the family.
Among the rare and interesting bikes that will be at the festival are David Jeffries' Suzuki GSXR1000 TT; James Toseland's first World Superbike, a Honda CBR600; the original Old Spice Ducati 916 British Superbike; the ex-Reve Red Bull John Reynolds Ducatti 996RS Championship bike; and Tony Hudson's 1963 replica works Honda, which revs to 16,000.
For bikers who enjoy classic machinery, Adrian Sellars is bringing his 1956 Norton Manx and a reverse-head 350cc Norton.
He will be joined by Clive Hurst with a 1974 three-cylinder, two-stroke 1974 Kawasaki and a 1975 1000cc PEM Kawasaki.
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After attending last year, MotoGP commentator Steve Parrish said: "I had a really great day at the Prescott Bike Festival. I was like a kid in a sweet shop with other like-minded petrol-heads. Riding a 220mph grand prix Ducati up a hill that I hadn't seen before certainly got my attention. Then I was given the keys to a brand new Morgan three-wheeler to take prize winners for a run. I can think of no better way to spend a Sunday."
A number of new features include a "Happy Hour" of activity on the hill featuring rare race machinery and factory bikes.
Spectators have two opportunities to climb the hill on their own machines, though tickets for this year have already sold out.
Throughout the day there will be demonstrations by 10-time British Trials Champion, Steve Saunders, a display of the exciting new motorcycle sport, Moto Gymkhana, and an opportunity to meet celebrities, including Nick Sanders (who has motorcycled around the world seven times) and Chris Hodgson (current British Supermoto Champion).
More than 100 trade stands and musical entertainment complete the picture.
Prescott Hill Climb course is at Gotherington, near Cheltenham. Admission costs £12 in advance for adults (£15 on the gate) and free for under 16s. Gates open at 8.30am and track action begins at 10am.
The event will be raising money for the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes and one of its member groups, Severn Freewheelers. To purchase tickets in advance visit www. prescottbikefestival.co.uk.