Bexhill MotoFest 2014 - another success

Motorsport roared back into Bexhill last weekend as thousands of bikers revved through the town for the first MotoFest celebration.

Yamahas and Harleys stacked rows deep along Devonshire Road and Marina were admired by crowds of onlookers, while live music at the De La Warr Pavilion made sure spirits stayed high despite some afternoon rain.

The inaugural MotoFest was set up by Howard Martin, a former TV producer who lives locally.

Howard thanked businesses and residents for turning out on Saturday (July 27), adding: “Motorcycle tourism events are of real benefit to the local economy because bikers are very loyal and like to spend their money where they are made welcome.”

He went on to add that the MotoFest had made for a successful end to Bexhill Carnival week.

During the afternoon, the pavilion car park hosted the fourth round of the UK National Moto Gymkhana championship.

The event saw bikers looping around cones and swerving through tight corners in a competition for the fastest lap time. Stunt bikers amazed crowds with tricks and trials-style riding,

Other events on the day included a motorbike ballet on the De La Warr front terrace, a cavalcade around 3, 000 bikes long from the Cooden Beach Hotel to Devonshire Road, a family fun fair, and an all day barbecue.