HTB 2019 – An Epic Weekend

This exciting annual event has grown dramatically since its launch back in 2000 and is set to be its biggest ever event taking place over 3 days in October 2019.

Caldicot Town Team are thrilled to be working with the Hoggin The Bridge Committee to run this amazing annual event. The committee are a voluntary community group working to regenerate Caldicot and the wider area. The ethos of the ride is exactly the same as it has always been, to raise money for worthwhile charities in the local area, whilst enjoying the atmosphere of thousands of fellow bikers.

The event is organised by a large group of passionate, committed community members. The overall event is run by over 70 volunteers, who work tirelessly behind the scenes along the bike route and at Aust services, where the ride starts.

The bikes all parked up at The David Broome Event Centre.

The event starts on Friday 11th October with a live comedy evening in our Comedy Barn. Britians Got Talent Winner Robert White will be making the crowds laugh, along with supporting act Roscco McCelland, before returning to your camping area on site at The David Broome Event Centre as part of our weekend package deal.

As you wake up on Saturday 12th October you are perfectly located to go and explore the gorgeous Wye Valley or Forest of Dean on your bike, taking in the wonderful sites while the wind blows through your hair, or stay local and visit the historic grounds of Caldicot Castle, just next door, before returning to site to see rock band Maddison perform their best hits along with supporting acts, those who have booked the weekend package are lucky enough to be able to roll back to their pitch at the end of the night, ‘probably a little worse for wear!’

On Sunday make your way over to Brightside Insurance Group to join thousands of fellow bikers and enjoy a hearty breakfast roll and a good laugh with bikers before the ride starts at 11am. For the first time in Hoggin The Bridge history, Highways England will close the Severn Bridge to traffic to allow the thousands taking part to literally Hog The Bridge! You will follow the ride through local villages and soak up the view and atmosphere of hundreds and hundreds of spectators along the route, clapping hands and handing out Jelly Babies! Meet back at the David Broome event centre and browse through our trader village, enjoy hot food, see the bikes entered into the bike show and relax on site before watching a fabulous performance by Jamie Squibb, Freestyle Motocross Stunt Show to finish this brilliant event, all in aid of Wales Air Ambulance and local and national charitable groups.

Tickets are available online for the whole weekend, with ticket prices starting at just £10. visit for more information or to book your place.

Weekend Package

We are giving you the opportunity to relax and enjoy yourself during the event, with a weekend package. 

Experience two nights of live comedy, Live music and good food, along with a day of soaking up the atmosphere while you take art in the ride out, greeting thousands of spectators along the roadside then finish the afternoon by browsing through our huge trader village and watching Jamie Squibb perform in the Stunt Arena, all while camping onsite at the David Broome Event Centre. 

On Friday night we welcome Stand Up Comic Andrew Maxwell to stage, bringing us his irish wit and jokes, providing us with an evening of laughter and fun

On Saturday night Maddison are going to raise the roof of the Music Barn with spine tingling songs and music. There will even be a surprise or two for those in the audience, its a night you wont want to miss. 

On Sunday is the main event, riding side by side with thousands of fellow bikers, crossing the Severn Bridge, closed to other traffic for the first time in HTB history! Arriving at The David Broome Event Centre you will find our trader village, food court, and a freestyle stunt show from Jamie Squibb. 

A weekend package ticket, giving you access to all this is £34 per person, and includes your camping pitch. 

Why not spend your Saturday afternoon riding and taking in the breathtaking scenery of the Wye Valley or the Forest of Dean? 

All the proceeds from the event go towards charitable organisations, with this years main benefactor Wales Air Ambulance along with other national and local charities. 

You can book your weekend package ticket through our online store from May 1st, but places are limited for camping so don’t delay. 

The Main Event

On Sunday 13th October, the main event takes place, with thousands of bikers crossing the Severn Bridge into Wales from Aust Services. 

We also have some massive news to share, for the first time in the rides history, the bridge will be closed to traffic, whilst thousands of bikers literally Hog The Bridge!!

The route brings riders thorough Pwllmeyric, Caerwent, Penhow, Langstone, Magor, Undy, Rogiet and Caldicot and finishes at the prestigious David Broome Event Centre, with our Trader Village, Food court and entertainment we are sure you will have an enjoyable day. 

We have an extra special treat for everyone attending this year, with a live performance from Jamie Squibb, Freestyle Motocross Show. This is included in your ticket price, as well as being open to visitors coming along for the day to look at the amazing bikes on display. 

Squibbfreestyle motocross arena stunt show is a surefire crowd pleaser. Jamie Squibb and his team perform breath taking jumps and stunts mid-air in front of the crowds eyes. It is the ultimate UK and international indoor or outdoor arena show

For those spectators wanting to visit The David Broome Event Centre on Sunday have access to free parking and all of the entertainment taking place throughout the day.Full details can be found on the website. 

Tickets for the ride, which includes entry into The David Broome Event Centre are just £10 and can be found on our online store from May 1st. 

LIve Music @ Hoggin The Bridge

Ramping up the excitement for the main event on Sunday, We have a great line up of live music on offer on Saturday night. 

Maddison are headlining the evening and promise to bring you a great night of live music. James Chorlton lead artist has this to say about playing at this iconic event. 
We’re so happy to be asked to play this years Hoggin The Bridge. Being local I’ve always kept a close eye on the event. I actually did Hoggin the Bridge in 2016 riding my Harley Sportster 72. It was fantastic and a really good day. So for us to be asked to play for everyone at this years event is an amazing achievement for us, and to know all the proceeds are going to such a great charity is really special for us.
We’ve already started putting our set together for the event and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever for us. We’ve got some huge plans to really put on the best show we can, including debuting a lot of new material, some great giveaways and just a great night overall.
We can’t wait to see you all there, make sure to follow us on Spotify and our socials to see what we have in store for you all at the event!

Taking inspiration from bands such as Foo Fighters, QOTSA & Muse, Maddison combine raw angst, huge guitars and anthemic choruses.

Maddison, hailing from Chepstow, South Wales, are comprised of James Chorlton on Vocals and guitar, Peter Edwards on guitar, Benj Allison on bass & Kob on drums.

Maddison released their debut album, ‘The Dark’ in 2017 and quickly amassed a dedicated online following. Their follow up EP ‘Recovery’, released in 2018, instantly surpassed ‘The Dark’ and is a constant feature on multiple Spotify playlists like Release Radar and Discover Weekly and has been added to thousands of user created and independent playlists.

By the end of 2018, the band had notched up over 350,000 streams on Spotify alone, with a monthly listener count of over 11,000 and rising. While also being played on UK radio stations Planet Rock, BBC Radio Wales and many others on multiple occasions.

2019 already looks set to eclipse the previous, with the new single ‘Legends’ being primed for release, with big plans to hit the road and deliver their excellent live show to audiences everywhere.

Over 350,000 streams on Spotify // 150,000+ views on YouTube // An endorsement from Joe Elliot of Def Leppard // Over 62,000 followers on Facebook page alone // Frequent UK radio station plays

Tickets cost just £14 and will be available to purchase online from 1st May using the links above. 

Friday Night Comedy @ HogFest

Hogfest @ Hoggin The Bridge is going to be the biggest and best yet!

We start the weekend off in style, with a live evening of comedy and music.

Television star and Irish Comedian Andrew Maxwell, from Hit comedy panel shows such as Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Live at The Apollo, alongside narrating MTV’s Ex on The Beach will be performing in our “Comedy Barn” at The David Broome Event Centre. 

Dublin-born stand-up comic was named comics’ comic in the 2005 Chortle awards (where he was also nominated for best headliner). In 2007 he was nominated for the if.comedy award for the best show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Tickets are just £12 per person and can be booked online from 1st May using the links above. 

Meningitis Now Gives Thanks For Support

Hoggin the Bridge has been supporting Meningitis Now since the events culmination in 2002. 

Steve Dayman, the founder of Meningitis Now (formally Meningitis UK) had this to say about the huge support the event has built up over the years


“Rex Forster the founder of Hoggin the Bridge was a dear friend of mine and a trustee of Meningitis Now (formally Meningitis UK). Nineteen years ago Rex a member of the Bridgewater Chapter organised a major event in the hope it would raise a significant amount of money to fund research into the prevention of meningitis, heighten awareness about the disease and help to save lives and support families who have been affected by the disease. In October 2002 Rex together with his fellow members launched Hog the Bridge. Over 1500 bikers took part raising thousands of pounds for the meningitis cause. Sadly, Rex died 12 years ago and I can well remember the hundreds of bikers who escorted his funeral procession.”

“Since the inaugural event we have been so grateful to the organising committee for a donation every year in memory Rex. An incredible £40,993.32 has been raised over the years for Meningitis Now. We are enormously grateful for your efforts, it has made a huge difference to our ongoing research, awareness and support work and moves us ever closer to our long-term aim – where no one dies from this disease and everybody affected gets the support they need.”

Hoggin The Bridge is thrilled to have made such a difference to Meningitis Now and will continue to support them in the future, through our fundraising and charitable donations. Being able to support as many charities as possible is the focus for moving forward within the event. Therefore we have opted to change the main benefactor annually. For 2019 the main benefactor will be Wales Air Ambulance, who provide a vital support link for motorbikers involved in road traffic accidents.


Wales Air Ambulance covers the whole of Wales every single day. Each year our helicopters attend around 2,500 missions

Some of our supporters of Hoggin The Bridge have been treated by or known fellow bikers who have had to use this vital service. 

Wales Air Ambulance is funded by the people of Wales; we rely entirely on the public’s support to help keep the helicopters flying. The charity does not receive direct funding from the government and we do not qualify for National Lottery funding. 

Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manger, Mark Stevens has shared his thought about being the chosen charity for Hoggin The Bridge;

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all the riders who have taken part in ‘Hoggin the bridge’ over the years, which has collectively raised an incredible £19,000 for us. Their donations alone have funded twelve missions across Wales to date. Relying on their continued support in 2019 will ensure we can continue to provide a lifesaving service to the people of Wales wherever or whenever they may need us. We wish all the riders taking part the very best and look forward to another successful year of partnership with them.”

Hoggin The Bridge are proud to have chosen Wales Air Ambulance as our main charity for 2019 and look forward to all your support for this years amazing and thrilling event. 

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2018 Charity Donation Presentation

Hoggin The Bridge were proud to be able to hold this years presentation and donation of funds to charities and community organisations at Caldicot Choir Hall on Sunday 13th January 2019 

13 Charities benefited from thousands of pounds donated through last year Hoggin The Bridge event including;

  • Meningitis Now
  • St Johns Ambulance
  • St Josephs Boxing Club
  • Chepstow Boxing Club
  • Caldicot RFC
  • Caldicot Town AFC
  • Shotokan Karate Club
  • Dewstow PTFA
  • Durand PSA
  • Top Stop Youth
  • Olive Branch Day Centre
  • Street Life Sarnies
  • Portskewett Good Companions

Best Lookout Points For Hoggin The Bridge 2018

Hoggin The Bridge roars into town this weekend, we have put together a list of the best viewing areas and approximate times, to allow you to see the most from the thousands of bikes that will flow past during the day. 

The ride leaves Aust at 11am. 

Severn Bridge – Along the pedestrian walkway – from 11am onwards

Pwllymeyric Hill – along the hill – approximately 11:10 onwards

Caerwent – Outside The North Gate B&B, approximately 11:18 onwards

Penhow – Outside the Groes Wen Inn – approximately 11:25 onwards

Langstone – Near the speed camera – approximately 11:32 onwards

Llanmartin – In front of the Old Barn Inn – approximately 11:35 onwards

Magor/Undy – The main road – approximately 11:40 onwards

Rogiet – Main road – approximately 11:45 onwards

Caldicot – The Co-op area – approximately 11:49 onwards

Caldicot – Town Centre – Methodist Church and Cross Area – approximately 11:52 onwards

For those of you looking for the Jelly Baby Lady, Charlie will be located just outside the petrol station along Newport road in Caldicot, make sure your helmets are at the ready!


Once the ride has passed your location, please come and join us at The David Broome Event Centre to celebrate and enjoy the afternoon, with live music, traders and caterers and a full line up of entertainment. Car parking is £5, with free entry on foot.