The following is from Mallory Park...Triple World Champion Freddie Spencer will get back to racing speed at Mallory Park in the Vintage Motorcycle Club's Festival of 1000 Bikes this July on a triple-cylinder Rothmans Honda NS500 GP race bike.

Spencer, who won the 1983 World Grand Prix Championship on an NS500 is the first big name to be announced by the VMCC for the 2010 Festival of 1000 Bikes that runs between July 9th -11th at the midlands based Mallory Park circuit. It is a mouth-watering prospect that he will be on track on his old bike at racing speed and an experience not to be missed for bike fans.

The Festival of 1000 Bikes provides the best line up of "Past Masters" and famous machines assembled every year in the UK and already 2010 is shaping up to be a stunner. "Freddie Spencer is only the first name on the list and there will be many more to come," explained the VMCC's James Hewing. "There will be at least 20 well known names at this July's Festival of 1000 Bikes and there will be more announcements soon, it is going to be the best year yet."

The Festival of 1000 Bikes will feature:

•                  Public Road (Sat) and Race Bike (Sun) Track Sessions

•                  The biggest line up in Europe of Past Masters Machines and Star Riders on track

•                  Pre 65 Trials

•                  Historic Grass Track

•                  Historic Sprint Demo

•                  Ave of Clubs (50 Clubs in attendance in 2009)

•                  Trade Stands/Auto jumble

•                  Real Ale bar open all weekend with panoramic views of the Stebbe straight

There will be more live bands on the new "Classic Racer Magazine Stage" starting on Friday and plenty more attractions as well as the popular "Stars on Stage" interviews.

More details will be released over the coming weeks. However as the Track sessions for both road and race machines sold out early in 2009 the Club with 1100 riders taking to the circuit over the weekend, the VMCC has given riders the opportunity to pre register for entry forms by contacting VMCC HQ direct or via the dedicated event website at www.vmcc.net.

The Festival of 1000 Bikes is supported by Footman James Insurance Brokers, Bonhams Auctioneers, Mortons Motorcycle Media, The National Motorcycle Museum & ERIKS.For more information or to book advance tickets for events at Mallory Park please visit www.mallorypark.co.uk or call on 01455 842931. Mallory Park is situated in the heart of the midlands in Leicestershire just off the A47 between Leicester and Hinckley and easily accessible from the M1, M69 or M6. For further directions, please visit www.mallorypark.co.uk.

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