Knebworth hosts international motorbike gathering

Knebworth House and Park hosts the nineth International Classic Bike Show on Sunday. The show is a gathering of clubs, private enthusiasts, trade stands and bike jumble stands. Visitors can buy parts for their classic bikes and have a chance to see many

Knebworth House and Park hosts the nineth International Classic Bike Show on Sunday. The show is a gathering of clubs, private enthusiasts, trade stands and bike jumble stands.

Visitors can buy parts for their classic bikes and have a chance to see many fully restored classic bikes on display.

Several local and national clubs will mount displays, including the AJS & Matchless Owners' Club, Stevenage & District Motorcycle Club, The Busy Bees and British MCOC.

The 150 club machines and some 400 private individual owners will display their cherished classic machines and be judged in their categories. There will be categories for Pre-1950s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s as well as racing and off-road machines.


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There will also be a concours competition with prizes and trophies in all categories plus highly commended rosettes. A 'Best Club Display' award will be presented and a prize given for the overall concours winner.

Entrance to the show is included with the park entrance fee. Adult admission costs �7.50. A family day ticket for four people is �26.00. Under-fours are free and parking is also free.

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Families can also take the opportunity to explore the Wilderness Garden, home to 72 life-size dinosaurs models. The adventure playground is open from 11am to 5pm on normal park opening days and the railway runs from noon to 5pm.

For a small supplement visitors can have a closer look at the history of one of Britain's most colourful stately homes.

The Knebworth tea room will be introducing a new menu for 2009 which will include a greater variety of lighter bites, sandwiches and cakes.

For further details on Knebworth House, call Charlotte Farrer on 01438 812661, fax 01438 811908, email cfarrer@knebworthhouse.com or visit the website at www.knebworthhouse.com or www.classicshows.org.

* The house and gardens are open daily from June 26 to September 2 and is open already weekends and bank holidays (House Gardens and Park are closed July31 to August 3 inclusive.)

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