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The Kidderminster bike event that was held last month attracted more than a thousand people, collecting almost £1,300 in donations for the Midlands Air Ambulance, the Kidderminster Shuttle reported this week.

 

Bike enthusiasts and their families gathered at Motorcycle Mart on Stourport Road on 17 May and enjoyed a range of entertainments including a bouncy castle and a DJ set. Attendants also had the chance to have their picture taken in a replica helicopter and drinks were provided for all visitors.

 

The event was a huge success, partly thanks to the great weather throughout the day, said Steve Mavroidi, sales manager at Motorcycle Mart. More than 350 people entered the store in the first hour and the atmosphere was great, he added.

 

Organisers were well prepared for the visitors, providing plenty of fun to keep everyone happy, which made the day fantastic for all attendees, according to Mavroidi.

 

British Superbike competitor Tommy Bridewell attended the event and spoke about his experience on the circuits. Other famous bikers attending included Barry Burrell, Ben Young and Tarran McKenzie from the WD40 race squad, as well as Niall McKenzie, all of whom spent the day talking to visitors.

 

Among the bikes available to see was Yamaha's latest models and classic machines from Bromsgrove Motorcycle Club, all on display with the Yamaha Thunder Truck. The Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists also joined in the fun with demonstrator rides.

 

Raising so much money for the air ambulance was worth all the effort and a similar event will definitely be organised in the future, Mavroidi promised.

 

Image: Midlands Air Ambulance

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