Budding bikers can ‘have a go’ at family-friendly festival

Brackley Festival of Motorcycling.Motorcycling family on a day out.'100822M-D664
Brackley Festival of Motorcycling.Motorcycling family on a day out.'100822M-D664

BRACKLEY’S huge Festival Of Motorcycling is now just a little under two weeks away, on Sunday, August 21.

And this year the organisers are making sure it will be a day out for all the family, with opportunities for youngsters from the age of six to teenagers to ‘have a go’.

The annual event takes place from 10am to 5pm in the town’s high street and Magdalen College School field.

For children aged six to 10, there will be a mini-quad bike track, laid out by experts and fully supervised, so children can take the opportunity to ride one of the fun machines.

For teenagers, there are two instructor-based attractions.

The Silverstone-based Rookie Rides team are bringing their Honda road motorbikes and instructors, so would-be motorcyclists can try out real road-going motorbikes on a Tarmac course under the eyes of expert instructors.

For the more adventurous, there’s a Honda-inspired trials school where kids from 14 years old can receive basic bike control instruction before tackling an obstacle course.

Kids will also love the Tigers Children’s Motorcycle Display Team, which features kids aged from five to 18.

This year’s headline attraction on the high street is Triumph-sponsored extreme motorcycle stunt rider Kevin Carmichael, who will be displaying his skills on the Rider Training Arena.

Live bands will be playing throughout the day on the field, and there are plenty of places to get drinks and snacks.

Back by popular demand are the Wall Of Death and Emmetts Funfair – this year with an increased number of child-friendly rides.

On the high street there will be a wide range of displays from classic and vintage bikes as well as owners’ clubs and motorcycle clubs.

For adult enthusiasts, demonstration rides will be available on Ducati, Harley Davidson and Royal Enfield machines – so remember to take along both parts of your licence plus alternative ID.

Find out more at www.bfom.co.uk