Kettering to host county's 'biggest ever bike meet'

Bikes will line Sheep Street

By Sam Wildman
Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 7:00 am
Bikers outside Billionaires.
Bikers outside Billionaires.

Kettering town centre visitors could see hundreds of bikes later this week at what is being described as the county's biggest ever meet.

Superbikes, Harleys and Lambrettas are expected to be on show at the Billionaires Bike Meet in Sheep Street, organised by Billionaires owner Drew Wilcox.

Bikers will come to the town centre to show off their bikes at 6pm on Thursday (September 10).

Drew said he has been told there could be up to 1,000 bikes coming with one person alone potentially bringing 150 of his fellow bike fanatics.

He said: "There's nothing like it round here and I think this will be Northamptonshire's biggest ever bike meet.

"If it keeps going and we get the support it could be huge down the line with market stalls and charity events and people spending their money.

"This could be a great thing for Kettering."

Kettering is currently on the Government's Covid-19 'areas of concern' watchlist because of the number of cases in recent weeks, which the county's director of public health put down to young people socialising.

When asked if it was responsible to hold the event now Drew, who is a big fan of motor racing, said: "Everyone will be social distancing and the road is big enough.

"All it's doing is getting people down and letting them show off their bikes.

"As long as people keep their distance it will be absolutely fine."

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