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World record holder Lee Musselwhite to be joined by Vespa Piaggio, customised 1970s BSA A10 and other iconic motorcycles at annual instalment of The Motorcycle Show at Stonham Barns Park

A motorcycle show is ready to ride into Stonham Barns Park in the coming weeks, attracting motorcycle enthusiasts from across the East of England.

The Motorcycle Show, in association with Orwell Motorcycles of Ipswich, will feature award-winning sports bikes, café racers, old school choppers, lifestyle products, trade and dealership stands and an auto-jumble.

These attractions will be supplemented by live bands, bars and hot food outlets.

The show will take place at Stonham Barns.
The show will take place at Stonham Barns.

Sponsored by Reiten Motorrad - BMW retailer for Suffolk, the show takes place on May 9, running throughout the day.

Professional BMX Flatland rider, current UK Flatland Champion and Guinness World Record Holder Lee Musslewhite will be in attendance with his Extreme Bike Battle challenge, while The UK’s best riders from freestyle motocross will go head to head in a stunt battle.

One of the exhibits at the show will be a bike built by a family member of the owner of Stonham Barns Park Alan Forward.

Ivor Forward, Alan’s cousin, built it in memory of his father Cedric, who was a plumber.

The BSA A10-based 1970s shed-built chopper has been fully customised by Ivor with copper pipes and other plumbing accessories and has a unique look.

Ivor said: “I wanted to build a memorial to him that would reflect him and put a smile on my face. So, that is exactly what I did.”

The bike was built with copper pipes and plumbing accessories. (46385750)
The bike was built with copper pipes and plumbing accessories. (46385750)

Also on display, will be a Vespa Piaggio that completed the Red Arrows Land’s End to John O’Groats Challenge.

The scooter has been acquired by Stonham Barns Park to be on display at the holiday park during the forthcoming summer season.

Iconic motorcycles will be on display throughout the event, with trophies awarded in a special show on the day.

David Sandpearl of Stonham Barns Park, said: “The Motorcyle Show is a much-loved, all action event. We will have such a huge variety of motorcycles and custom bikes on show and the Extreme Bike Battle challenge to entertain visitors. It will be all revs from start to finish. There really will be something of interest to everyone.”

Stonham Barns Park, which has been made Covid-safe for this year’s events, will host other forthcoming events on the calendar this year, including the Steam & Vintage Show, Truck Show and History Alive.

To find out more, call Stonham Barns Park on 01449 711111 or visit www.stonhambarns.co.uk.

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