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Fans revving up for bike show

PUBLISHED: 05:03 28 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:43 03 March 2010

MOTORCYCLE fans from all over East Anglia will be revving up for a big day in celebration of the eleventh anniversary of the Copdock Motorcycle Show.

But, this year there's a change of location - the event will be held at The Suffolk Showground in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

MOTORCYCLE fans from all over East Anglia will be revving up for a big day in celebration of the eleventh anniversary of the Copdock Motorcycle Show.

But, this year there's a change of location - the event will be held at The Suffolk Showground in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

The big date for the diary is Sunday, October 6, between 10am and 4pm when there will be some classic bikes on display.

On show this year will be some classic road racing machines, speedway bikes and trail bikes as well as some vintage models.

And apart from some thundering examples of silver dream machines, there'll be plenty of entertainment to wow what is expected to be a healthy turnout.

In 2000 and 2001 it is estimated that between 8,000 and 9,000 people attended the event.

Sponsored by Hadleigh Tyre Services and supported by the Evening Star, this year's show will be opened by a well-known television presenter and among the attractions will be some familiar faces.

The Royal Signals White Helmets Display Team will be performing some astonishing motorcycle feats including the famous 21-man pyramid formation.

The Copdock Motorcycle Show will be their only local appearance in this, their 75th anniversary year.

Also at the Copdock show will be the famous Wall of Death. Presented by Ken Fox and the Ken Fox Troupe, this unique show first appeared in the UK in the 1930s.

By 1950 there were many 'Walls of Death' in the country but today there are few remaining in the world.

This version of The Wall of Death was built in Brighton in 1995 by Ken Fox and his colleagues and is 20ft high and 32ft in diameter.

Stunts and tricks on show on October 6 will include a demonstration of acrobatic riding by Ken Fox, which includes riding sidesaddle, sitting on the handlebars and actually standing up. Some of the tricks by Ken Fox will be performed on a 1926 Indian motorcycle.

Entrance to the show is £4 with accompanied children under 14 free. For more information, visit the website or call Chris on 01473 652521 to register for the bike show.

WEBLINKS:

www.copdock-cmc.co.uk/copshow

www.wall-of-death.co.uk

www.entsweb.co.uk/whitehelmets/

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