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This weekend, bikers will be taking to the streets in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. On 29 June the town will play host to the first St Ives Festival of Motorcycles, the plan being to turn this into an annual event, the Hunts Post has reported.

 

The festival will take place on Market Hill from 10am to 4pm. In addition to a number of bike exhibitors and vendors, there will be live music for the grown-ups and a bouncy castle for the little ones. Food and drink will also be available, the organisers said.

 

Those who have never ridden a motorcycle will be able to do so for free with the support of specialists from motorcycle and moped training centre CAM Rider.

 

All funds raised during the event will be donated to the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal and MAGPAS, which provides emergency air ambulance support in East England. BikeSafe, the police-led initiative aimed at reducing bike injuries, will also make an appearance at the festival to showcase its "crash bike" and police patrol motorcycles.

 

The one-day event has been made possible through the joint efforts of Hunts Bikers and St Ives Town Council and with the support of the Royal British Legion Riders Branch. Hunts Bikers is a recently established club that already has more than 50 members.

 

The organisers have put a lot of work into creating an event that will be appealing for everyone, be they young or old, bikers or not, said Chris Brown, chairman of the organising committee.

 

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