September 28th, 2016

Bulldog Bash roars into Stratford for 30th year

Updated: 11:27 am, Aug 25, 2016

BIKERS roared into the heart of Warwickshire for the 30th year of the Bulldog Bash.

The annual festival at Long Marston Airfield attracts motorbike enthusiasts from across the world and this year’s event, which ran from Thursday until Sunday, was no exception.

Featuring the wall of death, the drag strip, fairground attractions, and a host of stalls, organisers welcomed bikes of all shapes for the four-day event.

The Bash has been held at the airfield since 1987 and has raised thousands of pounds for local charities during that time.

It was granted a ten year licence by Stratford District Council back in 2008, which currently permits an audience of up to 10,000 people.

After taking a year off in 2013, the festival was re-modelled – making a successful return in 2014, 2015 and again this year – with no reports of any major incidents at the Hells Angels-organised event.

Observer photographer Jon Mullis went along to sample the atmosphere.