Stage set for BikeFest's return next weekend - The Rugby Observer

Stage set for BikeFest's return next weekend

THE STAGE is set for the return of Rugby Bikefest next weekend.

The festival, organised by Rugby First in conjunction with Rugby Borough Council and local motorcycling groups, will take place on Sunday September 26 between 10am and 4pm.

The free family vent includes a ride-in, bike displays, The Ken Fox Wall of Death, stalls, children’s activities, a funfair, music and food.

The festival will open with the ‘Ride-in’, where hundreds of bikes roar into the town centre at 10am. The bikes will do a circuit of the town centre before parking on North Street and Church Street.

Making its first appearance at Rugby BikeFest, The Ken Fox ‘Wall of Death consists of a 32-foot wide and 16-foot-high cylindrical wooden wall where up to three riders at a time perform stunts and tricks in front of an audience.

This year’s music line up includes local bands Courthouse, Dead Frequency, Anomaly, Jellyheads, Liquid Insanity, Overdrive, RudeSix, Synthmachine and White Men Can’t Funk, who will perform on stages in Market Place and Church Street.

Over forty stalls and displays will offer bike-related goods, advice and clothing. Other attractions include face painting, bouncy castles, circus skills, a big wheel, children’s games, and a funfair.

A bike park will be available at the John Barford car park, accessed via Railway Terrace, and a Helmet Park hosted by the Christian Motorcycle Association will be available outside St Andrew’s Church between 10am and 3.45pm.

Ryan Webster, BID Operations Manager for Rugby First, said: “I am really excited about this year’s event and it is the first big event to take place in Rugby town centre for well over a year and a half.

“Even if you are not a bike enthusiast the event promises a great day out for all the family and businesses can look forward to a significant boost in trade with people travelling locally and from all over the midlands to the festival.”

Visit or call 01788 533217 for more information, or to join the ride-in.

Visit ‘RugbyBikeFestOfficial’ on Facebook for music stage times and more information.

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