Iconic British manufacturer Norton will be the featured marque at this year’s Prescott Bike Festival, which takes place at the famous Gloucestershire hill-climb on 9 April. The Norton Owners Club is set to stage a huge display, including the rare 1956 Manx 350cc Reverse Head and a 1959 Dominator 650DD Special.
The Festival is famous for the diverse machinery it attracts and this year will be no different, with the five-litre V-twin aero engined Flying Millyard, the World’s Fastest Shopping Trolley and the World’s Fastest jet powered Hearse all competing.
The Paddock Specials will feature 100 motorcycles celebrating the best in engineering excellence, including a Joey Dunlop TT race bike, an award-winning shed-build Kawasaki Z1000 and a rare 1973 Triumph Trackmaster flat-track racer. This is no static show; see and hear those iconic motorcycles fire up and run the hill.
Riders can book in advance for the opportunity to ride the historic track for themselves or you can sign up for one of the thrilling passenger experiences in anything from a racing sidecar outfit to a Morgan three wheeler.
Along with a trials stunt team, the Festival includes plenty of off-track attractions, with more than 100 exhibitors in the Dealer and Trade Zones plus live bands, entertainment including a George Formby tribute act and great food. Motorcycle parking, side stand puck and Helmet Park are all free.
All proceeds go to the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes and regional blood bike group Severn Freewheelers, one of 27 blood bike groups around the UK that provide a free out-of-hours courier service for medical essentials. The life-saving service is run by volunteers and operates between NHS facilities, with Severn Freewheelers alone dealing with around 400 calls per month on emergency response BMW R1200RTs.
Book in advance to save £2 over the on-the-gate price of £15, while under-16s go free if they’re accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets and more information, see www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk