Bikefest offers chance to taste wheelie thrills

Wheelies will be to the fore when Rugby town centre echoes to the sound of motorbikes with the return of Rugby Bikefest.
Extreme wheelies are coming to RugbyExtreme wheelies are coming to Rugby
Extreme wheelies are coming to Rugby

The festival, organised by Rugby First and Rugby Borough Council, will take place on Sunday, May 22 from 10am to 4pm and is sure to draw the crowds once more.

This year a big attraction will be the amazing Extreme Wheelie machine which gives the chance to experience the thrill of the elusive wheelie – not for the faint-hearted.

The free family festival will also include a ride-in where hundreds of bikes roar into the town centre, displays of bikes both old and new, and special guests including the Coventry Bees Speedway team riders and their bikes.

In addition to the bikes there will be stalls, food and lots for the kids to do.

As reported in last week’s Advertiser, there’s also an impressive line-up of live music including the likes of Tan.Trum, Morning Star, Dead Frequency, Go Primitive, White Men Acoustic, Copperhead Road, Strawhouse Singers and many more.

Aftab Gaffar, managing director of Rugby First said: “Last year’s event was a real success and the town centre was extremely busy and we are hoping for a repeat of this.

“Even if you are not a bike enthusiast the event promises a great day out for all the family .”

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