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Bikers’ town takeover is on track to be Britain’s biggest

Bike park at Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

Bike park at Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

The chairman of a motorbike festival says it is fast becoming ‘one of the largest events in Britain’ after another successful show.

Brackley High Street was turned into a motorcycle performance arena on Sunday and its chairman Mac McConnell said Brackley Festival of Motorcycling has grown to become a key date in the calendar for many people.

He said: “We’re really becoming one of the largest events of its kind in Britain.

“It started with us asking people to come but now it’s people asking if they can come. For a lot of them, they’ll make sure they’re coming to us before they consider other festivals.

“The beauty of it is that it caters for so many different types of people so it has to be a mix of motorcyclists and the general public.”

Mr McConnell thanked his committee team of 10 and his army of volunteers.

He said: “They give up their free time and all have day jobs which is incredible. Without them, the event wouldn’t take place,”

Thousands of motorcyclists also took part in a mass ‘ride in’ to the event to raise money for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

As well as performances, there were also exhibitors and visits from motorcycle clubs including the Kettle Club, BMW Oxford Club and the Christian Motorcycle Association.

Money raised from the event is still being counted but will support the air ambulance, Brackley Food Bank and The Bike Experience.

 

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