Town roars during successful Bikefest debut - The Rugby Observer

Town roars during successful Bikefest debut

Rugby Editorial 21st May, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

THE town centre rumbled to the sound of engines, exhausts and rock ‘n’ roll on Sunday as the weather made a timely improvement for Rugby’s first ever Bikefest.

Hundreds of bikers rode into town from all over the country, displaying machines old and new throughout Market Place, High Street and Sheep Street.

The Vault nightclub provided a live music stage, starring Banned, Blank Paradigm, Morningstar, The Rattletones, Keltik Fish, Hollie Aires, Go Primitive, Dead Frequency and Spitfire.

Aftab Gaffar, managing director of town centre management company Rugby First, said: “The sun shone, the town centre was extremely busy and hundreds of bikes attended from all over the country.




“It is the first time the event has taken place and we appreciate some things worked and others did not, but overall we were delighted with the interest the Bikefest generated.

“I would like to thank all those local businesses, bike groups, clubs and organisations that supported the event, along with all those who joined us on the day.”


The festival – organised by Rugby First in conjunction with local motorcycling groups, businesses and organisations – was funded through Warwickshire County Council’s Operation Footfall Campaign.

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