Stevenage bike fest ready to roar!

A FULL throttle motorbike festival is coming to Comet country on Sunday, August 23. BIKEFEST 2009 will run from 11am until 5pm at Longfield Training and Development Centre on Hitchin Road in Stevenage. As well as an off-road motorcross and a slow speed co

A FULL throttle motorbike festival is coming to Comet country on Sunday, August 23.

BIKEFEST 2009 will run from 11am until 5pm at Longfield Training and Development Centre on Hitchin Road in Stevenage.

As well as an off-road motorcross and a slow speed control competition, there will also be stands from motorcycle manufacturers, equipment retailers, and training and track day providers.

Hosted by the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, other attractions will include a fashion show of leathers and safety gear for men and women, a demonstration of the latest inflatable crash jacket, and safety demonstrations.


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Herts Air Ambulance will also be taking off and landing at the event, and you will have the opportunity to climb aboard a fire engine.

There will also be a raffle, with prizes including two pairs of paddock passes to British Superbike races, and a trail riding day worth �195.

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Stevenage crew commander, Mark Burgess, of the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We are really looking forward to hosting what we know will be the first of many rider safety events run by the fire service in Hertfordshire.

"We want BIKEFEST 2009 to be a fun event that carries a serious message from the fire service - we want to ride with you, not to you."

Entrance to the event is free and there will be ample parking at The John Henry Newman School next door.

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