Even the weather couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm at this year’s LlanBikeFest on 5th and 6th August – with almost 10,000 people squeezed in over two action-packed days of biking excitement.
There was no shortage of memorable moments in Llangollen, with shows, music, displays, stalls, and star appearances keeping things interesting from the first minute to the last. There was even a series of biking challenges for the more competitive visitors, and a stunning jet display – featuring a Spitfire and Hurricane from the legendary Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – wowed the crowds from above.
Memories galore at LlanBikeFest 2017
As the visitors descended on the Royal International Pavilion, it was clear this was going to be an extra-special event.
TT legend John McGuinness got the show off to a fine start by performing the official opening. He was then a constant presence for the next 48 hours, mixing with fans and answering questions in a fascinating on-stage Q&A session.
And McGuinness wasn’t the only well-known face to drop by: British sprint supremo Alan Tinnion and Scottish Six Day winner Alexz Wigg were also in attendance, with Wigg getting the crowds particularly revved up with his spectacular stunt display.
Live music kept the atmosphere buzzing throughout, with Levee Breaks, The Last Rebels, and Before the Storm hitting all the right notes.
Among the timeless classics and custom creations on display, one bike caught the imagination above all others. Allen Millyard’s Flying Millyard features a five litre V-twin engine and looks like nothing else on the circuit.
Based in the Carole Nash Customs Hall, it even took a ride out at one stage – generating admiring glances in all directions.
Two other bikes from the Carole Nash stand also earned recognition from the judges, with a Triumph scooping the ‘Best in Show’ prize and The Gold Rush claiming the ‘Best Custom Bike’ gong.
Elsewhere, an Extreme Wheelie School simulator pulled in big crowds, while trade stalls and a breathtaking falconry display kept everyone entertained – young and old.
Carole Nash was proud to sponsor LlanBikeFest 2017 and can’t wait to head back to Wales for next year’s event. Hope to see you there!