We have been asked a lot of questions over the past few weeks & months so hopefully will have answered any questions you may have below;
Q: When is Hoggin The Bridge 2017?
Sunday 8th October
Q: Where does it start?
The ride starts at Brightside Car Park, which is located just behind Aust Services, dont worry, it will be well signposted on the day.
Q: What time do bikes leave Aust/arrive at Caldicot Castle?
The lead bike takes off at 11am from Aust Services, and will arrive at Caldicot Castle at around 11:40am, The last bike usually leads Aust around 11:45, arriving at 12:40ish.
Q: I missed the pre-sale of tickets, am I too late to enter?
Not at all, you are more than welcome to pay on the day, either at Aust Services or down at Caldicot Castle.
Q: Who has to pay to enter?
You pay per bike, pillions are free, along with any pedestrians or those arriving in cars. of course however, the whole ethos of the ride is to raise money for charity, so every penny helps, there will be plenty of donation buckets around during the day.
Q: What route will the bikers take?
A copy of the route can be found here https://hoggin-the-bridge.co.uk/news/hoggin-the-bridge-route-map/
Q: Where is the best location to view the bikes as they ride past?
We have put up a handy guide for members of the public looking to get a glimpse of the riders as they ride past, you can find out here https://hoggin-the-bridge.co.uk/news/public-viewing-points-for-hoggin-the-bridge-2017/
Q: Is anyone allowed to the event at Caldicot Castle?
Absolutely! The more the merrier, not only will it be your only chance to get up close and personal to thousands of sparkling motorbikes, but you can soak up the atmosphere in the event field by listening to live music, enjoying food stalls, wandering around a wide selection of stalls, along with plenty of children’s entertainment.
Q: Do I have to pay to get into Caldicot Castle as a spectator?
No, its free entry at Caldicot Castle, but donations will be gratefully received if your able to.
Q: Where does the money raised go?
All profits from the event goes to Meningitis Now, and to other local charities, as this is the first year the event has taken place in Caldicot, preference is on charities in the immediate vicinity, however we accept applications from anywhere in the UK.
Q: Are there any other rides or groups raising money on the day?
No. Please be aware that Hoggin The Bridge, Caldicot Castle 2017 is the ONLY genuine event that takes place, where all the profits go to charity. We are aware of other similar names on social media sites, but they are not affiliated in any way to us, and we cannot comment on the money raised, if it goes to charity or not. If you are unsure, please message us through our website, where we can happily give you details if you wish to make a donate through other means.
Q: Who is eligible to apply for funding?
Any charity, community group, club or sports association, along with school PTA’s and other groups. If you are unsure whether you are eligible or not, fill out our application form here https://hoggin-the-bridge.co.uk/application-form-for-funding-2017/ or get in touch with us directly.
Q: When do applications close?
Applications must be received by October 31st 2017. Any applications received after this time will be rejected.
If you still have unanswered questions please dont hesitate to contact us using the links at the top of the page.