Iconic and Eccentric Motorcycles to tackle Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb at the Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival – Sunday 4 September 2016
Shelsley Walsh Bike festival is truly a big celebration of man and machine with large displays of historic, modern and race bikes, plus a Paddock Specials Show ‘n’ Tell area and the unique opportunity for members of the public to take part in the spectacle by ‘running the hill’ or participating in a thrilling passenger ride experience.
There’s also a whole raft of entertainment too from biker celebrity appearances, trade stands plus live music from UK hot rocking band, Josie and the Outlaws and guests. There’s stuff for the kids, great food and drink and lots more. All event proceeds from the event go to Severn Freewheelers, the regional Blood Bike group.
The Festival prides itself on its diversity and celebrates engineering excellence; from rare, classic, modern, customised to hand built bikes and those of historic significance.
This year the organisers have secured the most diverse motorcycles yet from the World’s Fastest Shopping Trolley powered by a Chinook helicopter engine (holds record speed of 70.4mph/ 113.298kmh), the ‘Warhorse’ the World’s Fastest Monowheel, a one-wheeled vehicle that the rider sits inside and travels up to 65mph! Plus the latest entry – the ‘Scootsuit’, a land speed contraption where the rider lies in a prone position approximately 6.5″ inches off the floor, and has a 125cc scooter engine mounted to the frame, it can reach a speed of 70mph – the vehicle is currently being adapted for Shelsley to take the corners.
- Advance general admission tickets cost just £12 in advance or £15 on the gate, or for £35 you can enter to ‘Run the Hill’ on your own bike and be part of the spectacle! To book visit: www.shelsleybikefestival.co.uk
- Children under 16years old, go free.
- Gates Opens at: 08:30am, Track starts at: 10:00am, Festival closes at: 17:00.
- Free parking, free motorcycle side stand puck and free helmet park for bikers
Severn Freewheelers are the regional Blood Bike group operating Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester and North Wiltshire.
Over 70 volunteers help Severn Freewheelers carry out a much-needed service. Severn Freewheelers run six BMW R1200RTs; all are emergency response equipped and the members handle some 4,000 call outs per annum, covering 150,000 miles.
The charity’s principal aim is to alleviate suffering by transporting medical essentials, free of charge, between NHS facilities. This would include Blood, Blood Products, Pathology Samples, Frozen Human milk and other medical essentials.