Organisers of Prescott Bike Fest 2018 say the event – extended to two days – will be “the biggest and best yet”, with electric bikes a major theme. The festival returns to the Gloucestershire hill climb on 14-15 April and, as well as attracting a diverse range of machinery, there will be more than 100 trade stands.
A press release states: “Love it or hate it, electric is here and BikeFest wants to be among the first to showcase it. Saturday features ‘Electric Avenue’, the latest in road and race technology, an innovation zone from the universities and their EV projects, plus special displays featuring Formula E, TT Zero and the new electric Harley-Davidson. Motorcycles remain at the heart of the event and you’ll be able to see, get close and question the experts in the latest electric motorcycle and car technology.”
Paddock specials remain a special feature, this year including five creations courtesy of engineering genius Allen Millyard, a Salon Privé winner.
Zef Eisenberg and the Mad Max Race Team are returning with three of his best including the new V8 and the 235mph Madmax, which currently holds the speed record as the world’s fastest jet-turbine street-legal motorcycle. “Prescott Bike Fest is great fun and a friendly event,” said Zef. “I enjoy chatting to fellow bikers who appreciate the engineering and craftsmanship in our projects. It’s also nice to put a smile on people’s faces when they see the bike in action. I look forward to blasting back up that hill.”
Other extreme machines will include the latest project from Madcap McKeown, creator not only of the world’s fastest shopping trolley but also the world’s fastest hearse.
“As ever at Bike Fest, there will be extensive displays of historic, modern and racing motorcycles throughout the weekend with a Paddock Specials Show ’n’ Tell spot featuring the best in road, race, factory builds, shed builds, wacky, jet-powered and record-beating machines. Visitors can chat away to the owners and bike builders on the Saturday and watch them take to the hill on the Sunday.”
All proceeds go to the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes and regional Blood Bike group Severn Freewheelers.
Prescott Hill Climb, Gotherington, Nr Cheltenham, GL52 9RD