Hoggin’ the Bridge to finish at Chepstow Racecourse
3:20pm Monday 4th March 2013 in News
THE annual Hoggin’ the Bridge motorbike event will end in a new location this year, as organisers fear the event is now too big for Chepstow town centre.
The streets of Chepstow roared to the sound of thousands of motorcycles in October last year, after they crossed the Old Severn Bridge in convoy.
Chairman of the Hoggin’ the Bridge club Steve Bayliss said the committee had a duty of care and had to consider the health and safety of the general public, with more and more people turning up to the charity event, now in its eighth year.
“We are excited to announce that this year, on Sunday, October 20, Hoggin’ the Bridge will be finishing its ride through the villages at a new location, just a mile up the road at Chepstow Racecourse,” said Mr Bayliss.
“All the usual attractions will be in attendance on the day, together with a great line-up of bands, and it is our intention to use some of the extra room to hold a ride-in bike show as well.
“The racecourse offers parking for thousands of bikes and we are hoping to run a bus link between the town and the racecourse,”
There may also be the opportunity to camp at the venue.
You can visit www.hogginthe bridge.co.uk for information on having a stall or providing refreshments at Hoggin’ the Bridge 2013.
Tickets will go on sale in May.