Wall of Death coming to Ipswich

DAREDEVIL stunts will be performed on the renowned Wall of Death at the 16th Copdock Motorcycle Show.Thousands of bikers from all over Europe are expected to flock to the event tomorrow at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

DAREDEVIL stunts will be performed on the renowned Wall of Death at the 16th Copdock Motorcycle Show.

Thousands of bikers from all over Europe are expected to flock to the event tomorrow at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

The Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club, a non-profit making organisation, has spent the last year planning the event, which is now regarded as one of the largest motorcycle shows of its kind in East Anglia.

One of the most popular attractions will be Ken Fox's Wall of Death, a rare electrifying live show with riders performing stunts at 18 feet off the ground on a vertical circular wall.

There will also be an appearance from The Bolddog Lings Freestyle team, which has the most sophisticated truck and landing ramp in the world. It has already been tested by the world's freestyle professionals, including world number one, Mike Metzger.

Ady Smith, vice chairman of the club, said: “With the weather forecast being very good, we are expecting very big crowds. Last year there were about 10,000 people who came throughout the day so we are expecting even more this year.

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“The Bolddog Lings team will be quite a spectacle. All the money raised goes to local causes.”

Other attractions include motoball display, radio controlled mini motorcycles and race teams.

There will be lots of stands at the show, including trade stands and a large auto jumble stand, as well as live music from the Back Porch Band.

Food and drink will be available on the day.

More than 200 motorcycles from 50 manufacturers will be exhibited in the new Trinity Exhibition Hall on the day, with bikes ranging from 1915 to present day bikes.

Car, bike parking and a show programme are provided free of charge on the show day.

Over the years, the club has donated more than £100,000 to charities and good causes, including East Anglia's Children's Hospices, Ipswich Cycle Speedway and Ipswich Hospital.

Also on Sunday, Ipswich Transport Museum will be giving visitors the chance to ride on its historic buses around the town at a special event, between 11am and 4pm.

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