A FAMILIAR roar echoed around the town centre on Sunday (May 20) as hundreds of bikes performed a ‘ride-in’ to kick-start the fifth annual Rugby Bikefest.
The festival filled the town centre with bike displays, stalls, children’s activities, a funfair, music and food.
Fresh from drawing crowds at the Spring Fair on Bank Holiday Monday, an ‘Extreme Wheelie’ motorcycle simulator offered a virtual reality experience of the thrill of the wheelie.
The special guest of honour was British Grass Track Champion and Rugby’s sports personality of the year, Mark Cossar.
Over 40 stalls and displays offered a range of bike related goods, advice and clothing, while face painting, silly bikes, bouncy castles, model bike racing, children’s games and a funfair kept kids entertained.
Music stages at Market Place, Caldecott Park and Mister Robinson’s Barbers in Church Street hosted local acts including The Jellyheads, Stupid Boots, Massive Happy, The Rooters, The Invisible Friends and the Strawhouse Singers.
Observer photographer Jon Mullis went along to capture the action. Visit www.rugbyobserver.co.uk to see more photos.