For­get the Rio Olympics, the real Su­per Sun­day was in Northamp­ton­shire at the week­end as the Brackley Fes­ti­val of Mo­tor­cy­cling took over the town

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With daz­zling stunt shows by Broke FMX and Steve Col­ley, a fleet of man­u­fac­turer dis­plays, large clas­sic shows, thrilling off-road demon­stra­tions and a topclass cus­tom com­pe­ti­tion, Brackley once again proved it­self as the best town cen­tre mo­tor­cy­cling event in the UK.

With an es­ti­mated 20,000 peo­ple lin­ing the streets, the high­light of the day was un­doubt­edly the clas­sic pa­rade. With over 70 ma­chines tak­ing part, rang­ing from Manx Nor­tons to Mo­togp ma­chines, shop win­dows rat­tled as the bikes thun­dered up and down the high street. The 2016 Side­car TT win­ners Ben and Tom Bir­chall thrilled the crowd as they put their out­fit through its paces on the com­pact course.

Or­gan­ised as a not-for-profit event the 2015 Fes­ti­val raised £35k for the War­wick­shire and Northamp­ton­shire Air am­bu­lance plus £15k for other lo­cal char­i­ties and the 2016 event is ex­pected to match those fig­ures.


‘Shop win­dows rat­tled as the bikes thun­dered up and down the high street’

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