Motor Biking

Prescott Hill Climb in Gloucestershire hosted the Severn Freewheelers Bike Festival on Sunday 12th April.

Money raised at the event supports the Severn Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service, a group of advanced motorcyclists providing a free out-of-hours courier service for hospitals in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, North Wiltshire and Herefordshire. Severn Freewheelers are one of the founding members of Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes.

The Prescott Bike Festival is their annual fundraising event, though this year for the first time they will also be having a second bike festival at Shelsley Walsh on Sunday 13th September.

Huge crowds flocked to see riders who wanted to ride the hill on their road bike or on more exotic off road and rare race machinery, of 2 and 3 wheel varieties.

Visitors could experience the hill in a number of three wheel vehicles, a Formula One Side Car Outfit, a Morgan Three Wheeler, a Watsonian Squire Sidecar Outfit or a Grinnall Scorpion. Below is a photo of Lynn Owen aboard the PopbangColour 3 WheelArt Morgan driven by Nick Baker Morgan’s sales manager.

Prescott regulars Steve Owen, Trevor Willis and Gary Hill ran the hill on 2 wheels rather than in their more usual OMS racing cars. Trevor rode his 1979 Laverda Montjuic, whilst sports moped fanatics Gary and Steve chose to run the hill on small iconic 50cc bikes from the 70's. Steve rode his 1974 Garelli Tiger-Cross and Gary rode a legendary 1974 Yamaha FS1E.

Laverda Montjuic

Garelli Tiger Cross

To view photos of the event click here or to see information about Septembers Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival click here.

For more information about Severn Freewheelers, click here.

Date: 15/04/2015 | Author: L.Owen