Welcome to The Broseley Festival of Motorcycling
The committee have been meeting and arrangements are in place for our 2020 Festival to take place on Sunday 2nd. August. However, as we live in uncertain times we will need to make a decision nearer the time as to whether the festival will run as planned.
Watch this space! Stay safe.
The 2019 festival raised £563 for SSCBB and
£196.45 for our Community First responders. A huge thank you to all
who attended and contributed so generously.
See you next year!
Broseley Festival of Motorcycle is free to ride celebration of the early pioneering motorcycle hill climb held in the Shropshire town in the early years of the twentieth century.
Starting at the historic Coalport Bridge over the River Severn, the route took riders up the steep sides of the Ironbridge Gorge, over the tight railway bridge that spanned the Severn Valley Railway, before the charge up to sharp left hander at the Coalport Hairpin and exiting the valley to race into the outskirts of Broseley.
The Festival Parade, which has grown in size from 65 riders to over 200 in its first two years, is run as a leisurely procession following this original sporting route, finishing with closed-road bike parking in Broseley town centre, creating a festival atmosphere.
As well as the Festival Parade and rally there is a fully signed Ride-Out route taking in the beautiful and historic towns of Ironbridge and Much Wenlock.
This year the committee have decided to invite our local Blood Bike organisation to join us. Shropshire Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes have recently celebrated their fifth birthday. In that time they have made over 16,000 deliveries of not only blood but also x-rays, medication and breast milk. They have travelled over 600,000 miles and now have a fleet of 15 motorcycles.
Whilst the bikes are sometimes purchased through generous lump sum donations the running costs need to be found. That’s where we, the biking community, can help.
Community First Responders
Broseley is fortunate to have the support of our local CFR group, a small band of volunteers who are able to provide vital assistance for those waiting for an ambulance. We at BrosFestMc once again welcome our CFR team and thank them for being on hand at the Festival.