- Written by Carole Nash Editor
- Created: 10 April 2014
We headed down to Gloucestershire last Sunday for the annual Prescott Bike Festival, of which we are proud sponsors. It was a great gathering of two and three-wheeled vehicles and was a fantastic turn out, with plenty going on for everyone to enjoy!
Every time we attend this event we’re amazed at the feeling of ‘togetherness.’ Whether you own a flashy new machine or a fifty-year old classic, the event is all about meeting one another, appreciating each other’s wheels and then having some fun on the famous ‘hill.’ There was a huge range of modern, classics, custom and old school British bikes out on the track and on display throughout the day.
The premise of the event is a ‘run the hill’ style ride, and the very first time we attended Prescott we were anticipating a daringly steep bit of track. Much to our surprise, though, it’s more of a gently-sloped, nicely tarmacked bit of road, but still, some of the older 50ccs struggled, which was pretty entertaining to watch!
And of course all this is for a great cause, as money raised from the event goes towards the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB), which supports a group of UK charities that provide a medical courier service to the NHS free of charge. We visited all of the different NABB stalls and had a chat with the each of the representatives.
Visitors were treated to some great entertainment, including all-day music with bands playing blue grass/swing style sets. Dave Coates brought his stunt show to the event, as well, and wowed crowds as he pulled some impressive wheelies on his Yamaha. He also showed off his skills on a scooter and quad bike. And of course, the usual manufacturers and trade stands were there for visitors to feast their eyes on some new bikes and grab some bargains at the same time.
Kids as young as five were testing their own skills out on the track, dodging obstacles and practising braking on smaller bikes. And, as a surprise for visitors, Top Gear’s Richard Hammond made a guest appearance at the event, arriving to greet fans in his vintage Norton.
All in all, Prescott Bike Festival is a great event that is organised for a great cause, and we’re truly proud to be part of it.