Brackley Festival of Motorcycling 2018
Location: High Street, Brackley, NN13 7EX,
This year the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling is celebrating 10 years since its inception. In that time, it has grown to be one of the largest events of its type in the UK and is now a staple of the motoring calendar. The event is run by an army of volunteers with all proceeds going to charity.
WHAT TO EXPECT
THE HIGH STREET
During the event, the council close the high street and allow a fantastic array of motorcycles to run wild. All marques and eras are represented from motorsport legends to incredible custom builds. Bikes on display will include an incredible 500cc V8 Moto-Guzzi, an Ex Works 500cc Bianchi Twin and the Ex Troy Bayliss No12.
Here you’ll also have a chance to see the True Heroes racing team. These bikers are the only competitive motorcycle race team for injured service personnel. They’ll be showing off their bikes at the event together with an F1 sidecar.
WALL OF DEATH
Stunt teams and demonstrations of almost every off-road activity can be found in the main arena field, and this year the Fox Family will be bringing their Original Wall of Death to the BFoM. One of only two remaining in the country, the wall of death requires an incredible amount of speed, skill and bravery from the rider. Don’t miss your chance to see the legendary Ken Fox take on the wall.
THE MOTORCYCLE EXPERIENCE
If you want to take your first steps towards gaining a motorcycle licence, then the Honda Motorcycle Experience is a must visit. During the event, they will be offering 90 minutes sessions which aim to guide your through a bike’s basic controls and riding techniques.
TRADE STANDS & CUSTOM VILLAGE
There will be lots of trade stands dedicated to all things bikes at the show: from wheel components to leathers.
At the custom village, you’ll find specialist custom trade stalls alongside displays of unique custom motorcycles. Plus, you can visit the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (an area full of comfortable sofas for you to take a break) or you can pop into the Airstream trailer for a coffee and a cake.
Your custom bike could also shine at the show. Simply park in the Custom Corral parking area and try to impress the judges. 10 winners will be chosen to join the parade and prize giving at the end of the day.
The National Motorcycle Museum will be back with some fantastic motorcycles. Based in St John’s car park, you’ll have the chance to see some really special bikes.
An array of motorcycle clubs will also be out in force at the event representing a wide variety of marques. This is a fantastic chance to have a chat with some like-minded enthusiasts, share your stories and perhaps even consider joining up.
If you’ve got a Café Racer then you could exhibit your bike at the Café Racer Show and potentially go home with a prize too! You can download an application form from the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling website. This will be a great area to visit on the day as they promise a spectacular display of some of the best ‘Racers’ in the country.
ENTERTAINMENT & CATERING
Josie and the Outlaw will be bringing a string of rockabilly hits to the show this year. You can find them on the main street.
With so much to see you’re bound to work up an appetite. You can find the food and drinks court in the main arena.
If you’re planning on bringing children along, you’ll be pleased to hear that Wilson’s Amusements will be back this year too with their family fun fair.
Tickets are available on the day and cost £10 per person. Under 16’s can visit free of charge with a paying adult.
Parking is free of charge and dogs are also welcome.
Lids & Leathers parking is available for you to drop your kit off. These can be found at the Methodist Church and at Buckingham Road. Both are run to raise money for charity.