Ipswich: Copdock Motorcycle Show turns up the heat at Trinity Park

Copdock Motorcycle Show 2014

Copdock Motorcycle Show 2014 - Credit: Archant

There’ll be thrills galore at this year’s Copdock Motorcycle Show.

Copdock Motorcycle Show 2014

Copdock Motorcycle Show 2014 - Credit: Archant

Now in its 23rd year, thousands of bikes from across the UK and Europe will descend on Ipswich’s Trinity Park this Sunday.

“Last year we had more than 150 show bikes pre-registered, 500 bikes entered on club stands, more than 50 individual bike clubs stands and 200 trade stands pre-booked, the early signs are we could even top this for the 23rd show - making it certainly one to remember,” said David Baldry, chairman of event organisers the Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club, whose members give their time and efforts for free.

Special guest this year is Henry Cole, famous for TV series like ITV4’s The Motorbike Show and the Travel Channel’s World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides.

This year’s line up includes The White Helmets, the motorcycle display team of the Royal Corps of the Royal Signals, regarded as the best known and most accomplished motorcycle team in the world. Back by popular demand is the 2 Bros Stunt Team featuring freestyle stunt riding from Mark “Vandal” Vandriel and Ashley Mark.

Also back is Ken Fox’s Wall of Death. One of only two of its kind left in the country, riders will perform stunts at 18ft off the ground on the vertical circular wall.

There’ll be plenty to see in the grand ring too including a Motoball display, started after the First World War by British army dispatch riders. There’ll also be a cavalcade of bikes from the past in the shape of Pre 65 scrambler displays from local race teams past and present and vintage speedway bikes and trial bike riding displays.

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Other attractions include motorcycle training from the show’s main sponsor CAMRider, five motorcycle manufacturers showing off their latest vehicles, hundreds of trade stands, a large auto jumble, more than 150 motorcycles from 50 manufactures on display in the new Trinity Exhibition Hall ranging from 1915 to the present day and live music from Lick and a Promise.

New this year is The Custom Marquee, with custom related traders, paint shops, accessories and custom show bikes.

Don’t forget to visit the CCMC stand to enter this year’s grand draw. The prize is a 1972 650cc BSA Lightning worth more than £4,000, will all the proceeds going to the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service Firebike motorcycle initiative.

The Copdock Motorcycle Show, regarded as the largest one day motorcycle show of its kind in East Anglia, has allowed the club to donate more than £300,000 to charities and good causes to date with beneficiaries ranging from SERV Suffolk and Cambridge and Suffolk Family Carers to CLIC and East Anglian Air Ambulance.

For more details visit www.copdockmotorcycleshow.co.uk. See Monday’s paper for pictures.

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