WATCH: BikeFest roars into Rugby

Hundreds of old and new motorbikes roared into Rugby for a loud and colourful festival on Sunday.

Rugby town centre echoed to the sound of bikes and music for the first Rugby Bikefest in the town centre.

Charlie Orzechowski joins in the fun

Charlie Orzechowski joins in the fun

It was organised by Rugby First, in conjunction with local motorcycling groups, businesses and organisations, took place in Market Place, High Street and Sheep Street.

In addition to the bikes there was an appreciated line-up provided by the Vault, which included Banned, Blank Paradigm, Morningstar, The Rattletones, Keltik Fish, Hollie Aires, Go Primitive, Dead Frequency and Spitfire.

Aftab Gaffar, Rugby First Managing Director says: “I am really pleased with how the first Rugby Bikefest went.

“The sun shone, the town centre was extremely busy and hundreds of bikes attended from all over the country. It is the first time the event has taken place and there is always room for improvement. We appreciate some things worked and others did not but overall we were delighted with the interest the Bikefest generated. I would like to thank all those local businesses, bike groups, clubs and organisations that supported the event, along with all those who joined us on the day.”

The festival was funded through Warwickshire County Council’s Operation Footfall Campaign and supported by Rugby First, Rugby Borough Council, local businesses, bike groups, clubs and organisations.