Printable Event Guide


Printable Event Guide
Prescott Bike Festival will take place once again on Sunday
17th April 2016 at Prescott Hill Climb, near Cheltenham.
The Festival prides itself on its diversity and celebrates
engineering excellence; from rare, classic, modern, customised
to hand built bikes and those of historic significance, this year
the organisers have secured the most diverse motorcycles yet,
from the World’s fastest shopping trolley powered by a Chinook
helicopter engine, Carlos Checa's MotoGP Desmocedici through
to Bob Farmer, winner of the 1966 Lightweight Manx TT with his
1960's Aermacchi (the model he took the win on).
A great day out:
This year there’s more than ever for families and biker
enthusiasts to see and do, with a whole range of activities
• Celebrity Appearances: This year there will be a whole of
range of well-known celebrities including – James Hillier –
TT lap record holder Lightweight Class Chris Hodgson – 10
times British Supermoto & Australian champion Amanda
Mealing – better known as the fearsome Connie Beachamp
from BBC1’s Casualty Richard Cooper - Buildbase BMW
Superbike rider and plenty of others!
• Live Music: Bands include 1950s-inspired rockabilly band,
Josie and the Outlaw as well as Chickenbone John
• Stunt Show: Probably the best Trials Stunt Show on the
circuit – On The Edge Stunt Team
• Thrilling Passenger Rides: Visitors will get the chance to
choose a ride in a whole selection of extraordinary and exciting
vehicles with an expert. These will include a Formula One Side
Car Outfit and a selection of vintage motorbikes, including a
Morgan Three Wheeler, a Watsonian Squire Sidecar Outfit or
even the Grinnall Scorpion!
• A Kids Zone: There will be plenty of activities to keep your
children busy at the event. These will include a bouncy castle,
electric go-karts, a climbing wall, rifle range and even a
giant slide!
For further information please visit
Prescott Speed
Hill Climb,
17th April 2016
8.30am - 5.30pm
For the biker enthusiasts amongst you:
Prescott Bike Festival 2016 offers plenty for motorcycle enthusiasts and promises to give you the unique opportunity to get up
close with a whole range of historic, classic and race bikes.
Unlike a static bike show, Prescott gives you the unique opportunity to get up close and see, smell and hear lots of historic,
classic and race bikes take to the historic hill climb course; “better than Goodwood”, said one excited visitor last year. It’s not just
for modern bikes either, the classic marques are well represented with the likes of AJS, BSA, Royal Enfield, Douglas, Matchless,
Cotton, Ariel, Norton, Moto Guzzi, Triumph, Lambretta to Velocette. Whilst there are just too many entries to mention, here are
a few to whet your appetite;
• A 1913 Ariel Model TT, 498cc Single speed bike with no clutch and a direct belt drive. This is its’ debut, having been off the road
since 1924
• A 1914 Triumph Roadster 4.5hp, one of just eight working bikes left in the world. It ran in the very first London to Brighton
Pioneer Run
• A 1914 Douglas 2 3/4hp, 2 speed bike with no clutch, manual timing, manual oiling, lever throttle and air
• A prototype 1927 Velocette KSS 350cc - affectionately known by enthusiasts as the ‘Spring-Heeled Jack’. It was the only one ever
built at Hall Green, Birmingham. The motorcycle was a one-off for Alec Bennett, the factory's number one rider at the time
• A 1930 Sunbeam 9 Sport, 500cc Twin port 500 single sports machine, with open valve springs. It’s fast and very loud
• A road registered 1934 Norton Inter/Manx 500cc. This bike is a rigid/girder International Norton fitted with a 500cc long stroke
Manx engine, Manx 4 speed Dollshead gearbox, TT oil tank and piecrust petrol tank
• A 1956 Norton 500cc Manx first raced by Australian Eric Hinton (who recently passed away). It returned to the UK some years
ago and was fitted with a Ray Petty engine with Bosch ignition
• A 1962 Honda RC163 250cc 4-cylinder racer replica as ridden by Jim Redman and Mike Hailwood
• The iconic 1962 BSA Rocket Gold Star 650cc. Only 1370 built, over the years many have been 'cloned', but this is a genuine
original. Built as club racers with the ultra-close 'RRT2' gearbox and very tall 1st gear, much clutch slipping is needed to pull
away from the start line
All proceeds from the event will go to The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes and Severn Freewheelers
For further information please visit
£12.00 - in advance
£15.00 - on the gate
Under 16 year olds go free (with a paying adult)
Advanced tickets are available online at the event website.
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Parking is free and allocated on arrival. Strictly no overnight parking is allowed on the site. Disabled parking is available, but
cannot be pre-booked.
In your Sat Nav device, enter the following postcode: GL52 9RD
If you are travelling by car:
From Birmingham and South West, approach via M5, exiting at junction 9. Take the A46 east towards Evesham. After 1.5 miles,
turn right onto B4079 towards Bishop’s Cleeve. After 1 mile turn right at the T junction onto the A435. After another mile, turn left
towards Gotherington, following RAC signs to ‘Prescott Motor Racing’.
From London, approach via A40 to Cheltenham, then A435 towards Evesham. Prescott is situated 5 miles north east of
Cheltenham off the A435 (Evesham Road) between Gotherington & Gretton. (RAC Sign posted).
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The nearest train station is Cheltenham Spa.
There will be food at the event all day – early bird breakfasts are also served at special prices.
For a full list, simply visit –
Toilets - there are toilet facilities throughout the site.
Cloakrooms - there are cloakrooms adjacent to the Main Entrance. Visitors can store bags, coats, motorcycle gear and helmets for
a small donation to the charity.
• Paddock Specials – Interviews and Show ‘n’ Tell
• Probably the best Stunt Show on the circuit - On the Edge Stunt Team Featured Club - Indian Motorcycle Club
• Watch the George Formby tribute act from the motorcycle film, No Limit? And see the ‘Speed Demon’ take to the hill on his
1920 ‘Shuttleworth Snap’
• Take a ‘selfie’ with characters from the world's largest and most accurate Star Wars Garrison team of re-enactors
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