Wheelie Good Bike Show to return for 2012

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DESPITE initial fears for the future of the Wheelie Good Bike Show which was threatened by poor roads in the region, the event has been announced to return in August.

The influx of motorcycles arrived in Newton Stewart last August for the day and was a huge hit, bringing enthusiasts from all over and encouraging organisers to scrap their original plans to repeat the show in two years. Following the 2012 show, it will return in 2014 and every two years thereafter.

This year, the event will be on 5 August and will include a ride-in which will be led by Ian Simpson.

‘Simmo’ has to his credit 3 TT wins, five NW200 wins, two Ulster GP wins and five British Championships. Racing in the late eighties and early nineties he had achieved all this by the age of 28. Being a local lad he is more than happy to support the show and its causes.

The gathering of motorcycles of all types, sizes, colours and shapes, parked in the street, along with the entertainment and the retail activities it adds up to a good day out for all the family.

There will be a retail area selling motorcycle-related items and other goods. Food and drink will be available from various outlets in the town. Of course the youngsters will be catered for too.

There will also be a ride-in, which will be ticket only, at a cost of £5+40p admin charge per motorcycle. This donation will allow parking in a dedicated parking area in the centre of the town. Ticket numbers will be limited.

Seewww.wgbs.org for details or find them on Facebook.