Bike show returns to Ipswich pub

AN historic bike show has returned to the Ipswich calendar with a bang as the organisers today pledged to reinstate it as a permanent fixture after a ten year absence.

AN historic bike show has returned to the Ipswich calendar with a bang as the organisers today pledged to reinstate it as a permanent fixture after a ten year absence.

The new landlords at The Railway on Foxhall Road, Michelle and Phil Tuft, who took over the running of the pub in May, said after the huge success of the event at the weekend it would be back.

With hundreds of motorbikes converging on the pub throughout the weekend the show, which was last held at the pub ten years ago, drew huge crowds.

Mrs Tuft said it had been a “great success” and has meant they will be reinstating the event next year in its traditional slot over the Easter weekend.

“Sunday was the busiest day, at any one point we had around 200 bikes in the car park,” she said.

“The atmosphere was great and it was nice to see people who always used to come along to the event when the previous couple ran it returning to show their support.

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“There were a couple of old faces from the first show in 1989.”

With a hog roast, barbeque, bouncy castle, live bands and the bike show judging the best classic model, best custom model as well as the landlady's choice the crowds enjoyed the event.

And to top off the huge success the event raised over �1,000 for the East Anglian Children's Hospice Ipswich branch.