Copdock Motorcycle Show revving up for Sunday

Guaranteed to get your motor running, Sunday’s Copdock Motorcycle Show promises to be the best yet. Entertainment writer WAYNE SAVAGE finds out what’s in store for visitors to the 20th event.

Regarded as the largest one-day event of its kind in the region, bikers from across the UK and Europe will hit the road for the 20th Copdock Motorcycle Show this Sunday.

Organised by the Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club, a non profit making organisation who all give their time and efforts for free, it’s taken 12 months to plan the Trinity Park, Ipswich, event.

Run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, the show has gained the respect of the biking fraternity over the years; evolving into a quality motorcycle event embracing many eras of motorcycling while still being a great family day out.

“I’m really looking forward to the show, it’s a real milestone for the club,” says chairman David Baldry.

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“We have worked really hard to make the 20th a show to remember, we have two world class attractions with a display of mind-blowing stunt riding from Mattie Griffin, equally brilliant display riding from The Imps and so much more.”

Other attractions include a Moto-Ball display, Ural Sidecar Display Team, Race Teams, CAM Rider motorcycle training, pre 65 scramblers and displays from local race teams past and present.

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Visitors can also enjoy hundreds of trade stands, more than 40 motorcycle club stands, a large auto jumble, show bikes all under cover, live music from powdermoney, and food and real ale from the award-winning Dove Street Inn. The new Trinity Exhibition Hall will host more than 150 motorcycles from 50 manufacturers, with bikes ages ranging from 1915 to the present days. The Bike Park is sure to prove an attraction itself, with thousands of bikes on show.

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

“With something of interest for all the family and an admission price of just �8 for adults and accompanied under 14s free it’s great day out and in these times of recession,” adds David.

“We’re able to keep costs low because of the vast amount of helpers who, like the club’s committee, give their time and efforts for free. I would like to thank everybody who has helped, including all committee members past and present to reach this landmark show. “Looking back it seems a very long time ago to that first show held back in 1992 at the Copdock Village Hall and playing fields.”

As well as a great day out, visitors will also help raise money for local charities and good causes.

The club has donated more than �150,000 to date, with more than 30 different organisations benefiting from the show’s success.

Main beneficiaries over the last few years have been the Treehouse Appeal for E.A.C.H, S.A.R.S, various wards at Ipswich Hospital, CLIC, Ipswich Cycle Speedway, East Anglian Air Ambulance and Belstead Special School.

This year’s grand draw is supporting SERV, a charitable organisation that uses volunteers to deliver blood products to the emergency and accident hospitals in Suffolk and Cambridge at night free of charge.

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