Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:00 AM
The weekend's bmf Kelso Bikefest was very nearly blown away on the Sunday by gale force winds, but this didn't stop it being a real success says the bmf.
Set in Kelso's Union Borders showground on the banks of the river Tweed, this compact and popular show featured a new layout with over 50 trade stands and an all-new indoor trade exhibition area.
Traders taking advantage of the new area proved to be the best place because with a good attendance on the Saturday, expectations for Sunday were good until a force 6 gale blew up in the morning, so much so that the Carole Nash stand in the outdoor trade area was literally blown away!
However, despite the wind the arena programme went ahead as planned with the amazing Steve Colley and his all new 2010 Tour putting on two shows. The Kelso Pipe Band provided the traditional musical entertainment and Joseph Pace warmed the place up with his fire show.
Those making a weekend of it by camping at the show got to enjoy two nights of camping, a disco and live bands on both the Friday and Saturday nights, including Needless, Big Day, The Band from County Hell and headlining on Saturday evening, the brilliant AB/CD who had the main entertainment hall really rocking.
Commenting, Martin Chick from the Mulberry Group, the bmf's event organisers said: "Obviously the weather turning on the Sunday was a disappointment to everyone who put in so much effort, but we can take many positives away from the show. The new layout went down well with the trade and public alike and overall attendance was better than expected given Sunday's appalling weather. We had fantastic support from the Scottish marshals and Supervisors and we are looking forward to Kelso 2011."
Next up, the NEW bmf Tail End at a new location, Lincoln Showground, 18/19th September 2010
On line booking via: www.bmfevents.co.uk or book on our
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