Bike Shed Festival is less than two weeks away and with entries now confirmed, we can release details of some of the Herald racers you will be able to watch at Lydden Hill…

The Journo Cup

This race is open to journalists and ex-champions. Expected to be hotly contended, there are plenty who want to dethrone last year’s Café Racer Cup king, Adam ‘Chad’ Child.

Dave Redgate will be one of the riders taking on this challenge racing a Herald Café 400. Dave is an ex World Superbike racer and British Superbike racer and has been riding, building and racing motorcycles for the last 40 years. He has history on this track as he was crowned “Lord of Lydden” in 1985 and has an unbeaten 350cc race record, and a Superbike lap record at Lydden that has stood since 1994!

Dave “Schoey” Schofield will be racing a Herald Café 125. He may not have as much power behind him as some of the other racers but Dave is an ex British minibikes stock 140 racer, who achieved six podiums over two years. He’s also tested motorcycles for Fastbikes magazine and Bikeworld. Dave has been around bikes and the motorcycling industry since the age of 16 and has raced in many events including drag racing, wheelie competitions and track days.

The Herald Cup

The Herald Cup is limited to 125cc machines and ideally for novices, but we’re also expecting more experienced riders to want to show that these motorcycles can put in a credible lap time.  

Three members of the Herald team have submitted race entries – they’ll be competing to see who can achieve the highest place and earn bragging rights for when they return to Herald HQ.

The Favourite – Chris
Bike: Café 125
Day Job: Motorcycle Technician
Experience: A novice flat track racer, Chris is hoping to put in a strong lap time and show what a 125 can do.
The Challenger – Scott
Bike: Café 125
Day Job: Motorcycle Design Engineer
Experience: Scott is more used to racing on four wheels than two having competed in various go-karting championships.
The Outsider – Elliot
Bike: Maverick 125
Day Job: European Sales Executive
Experience: Elliot passed his CBT 8 months ago. What he lacks in track experience, he makes up for in enthusiasm!

Both races take place on Saturday 5th October. We hope you can join us and look forward to cheering them and all the other participants on!

For more information and to book tickets visit the Bike Shed Festival website (tickets must be purchased in advance).