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 www.hoggin-the-bridge.co.uk for more information or to book your place.