Mods and rockers set to feature at festival

A MODS and Rockers themed-day will be held in Daventry to coincide with the annual motorcycle festival.

The Pigeonhole at the Moothall has arranged the event for Saturday, May 19 – the same day an array of vintage and brand new motorbikes will roar into town.

Paul Bowditch, who runs the Pigeonhole, said: “We’ve got some Lambretta scooters coming over from Coventry and a drag motorbike.

“We’ve also got a pink Volkswagen campervan from the 1960s called Flossy and we are having stalls outside as well as a marquee and BBQ.

“As the motorcycle event has a vintage and retro feel we thought it would be something that fits in well with us.

“All the staff here are going to dress up in ‘60s clothes too and I know a lot of traders in town are offering 10 per cent discount for the day.”

The festival will return to the High Street for the second year and is being organised by the Daventry Business Partnership in conjunction with local motorcycling groups and organisations.

The free event will see hundreds of bikes on show from years gone by.

Sally Halson, manager of the Daventry Business Partnership said: “Last year’s event was extremely popular with bikers and visitors alike and we are keen to build on this success.

“There are a number of local clubs who supported the event last year and are involved again in 2012.

“The event is still in its infancy but the plan is to grow it each year so it becomes an established festival.

“I would like to say a special thank you to all these groups and their members for their continued support and look forward to welcoming them to Daventry.”

For further information or to get involved with the Daventry Motorcycle Festival you can contact the Daventry Business Partnership on 01327 828 391. Alternatively email