The 2021 Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling welcomed thousands of motorbike enthusiasts from across the UK over the weekend of September 4th- 5th. After postponing the May 2020 Festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a record breaking 20,221 visitors took the opportunity to attend the Festival in person, relishing the chance to get back to a biking event. With each visitor spending an average of £111 at the 2021 Festival, exhibitors were given access to a weekend motorcycle marketplace worth over £2.22m.
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Famous for its test rides, the Manufacturer Zone offered the biggest test fleet in Europe, with over 200 motorcycles available for bikers to test ride on Cambridgeshire roads and 2,400 test rides going out over the weekend. For many, it was not only the first opportunity to see the latest motorcycles but to also sample an electric bike, with plug-in firm Zero offering test rides. What’s more, complete novices could also get to grips with two wheels on a Kawasaki Z125 with qualified instructors on hand to teach them all the basics. It wasn’t only about the motorcycles though, several manufacturers brought along their revolutionary new electric mountain bikes with Ducati offering a purpose-built course for visitors to try their highly popular eMTBs. Inch Perfect Trials were also on-site with a fleet of bikes and experienced instructors, offering visitors the chance to experience their Electric Motion Epure electric trials bikes.
Show-goers were wowed by a weekend of DTRA flat-track racing action and – making its Peterborough Arena come-back – the wild and wacky Moped Mayhem races on the Sunday in the Indian Motorcycle Live Action Arena. The crazy four-hour endurance race was a mix of 40 home-tuned 50cc mopeds, fancy dress, and banzai racing. Outside the arena there were bargains on kit and accessories, live music and entertainment, the legendary Wall of Death, and plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
The Festival also offered an impressive range of stunt shows which were extremely popular with the crowds. One visitor claimed, “Two Brothers Stunt team were BRILLIANT, highlight of the day!” Also making their Festival debut was the FMX and BMX stunt team, Extreme Bike Battle, who demonstrated their astounding bike control to the crowds throughout the weekend.
By night the evening entertainment – sponsored by Indian Motorcycle – entertained the huge number of those who made it a true festival experience and camped all weekend, with live music and bands on both Friday and Saturday night.