Brackley Festival of Motorcycling makes a return

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Brackley’s annual homage to all things two-wheeled returns this Sunday, bigger and louder than ever.

he event on August 14 will open its doors at 10am and will include a wealth of manufacturer stands, motorcycle demonstrations, stalls, plenty of live music, food and drink vendors and a wall of death.

Started in 2008 as a simple idea to get together a like-minded group of motorcycling enthusiasts in the town centre it quickly grew in to an all encompassing festival.

Covering 50 acres, the festival uses the town centre High Street as a de facto display and parade arena which is unique amongst UK motorcycle meets.

The event runs on a ‘not for profit’ basis, by a dedicated team of volunteers and all proceeds, after running costs, go to charity.

The main charity is the Warks and Northants Air Ambulance and this year the festival will also be supporting the Blood Bike charity SERV OBN, who deliver blood to hospitals out-of-hours and free of charge.

Hitting the High Street this year will be the extremely rare Honda RC213, one of only a handful in the UK.

TT sidecar winning riders Ben and Tom Birchall will be putting their TT winning outfit through its paces on the town centre parade circuit.

Kawasaki will be bringing the H2 and the 300bhp H2R, while BMW will be offering rides on their bikes to licenced and fully equipped riders who fancy a go.

There will be two helmet parks this year, one at the Methodist Church and the other at the cricket club.

For residents of the town the High Street will be closed from midnight until 8pm on the day of the event. Tickets cost £7.50 and will allow access to all of the festival.