Lloyd Colne, Carl Fogarty & Pendle Powerfest

03/06/2019

Lloyd Colne, Carl Fogarty & Pendle Powerfest

03/06/2019

World Superbike legend Carl Fogarty was the guest of honour at Pendle Powerfest.

The seventh annual family motorshow recently returned this month to Nelson and Colne College and Lloyd Colne BMW were thrilled to be part of it.

The event brought an eclectic mix of fantastic vehicles, a new live arena, music and entertainment, a food village and lots to entertain the family.

The show's aim was to raise funds and awareness for the jamiearnold.org campaign fundraising for St Rocco’s Hospice.

The Community Champion is the Outcry TheatreCompany, based in Colne, it is a small, independent arts organisation which works alongside community events and shows whilst producing their own work in local theatres and other spaces.

It aims to be an inclusive theatre company and welcome people of all abilities regardless of background, ethnicity, race, religion, gender or any other factor with the ethics of contributing positively to local arts and where possible, give back to the community. The group is entirely self-funded and has spent two years raising enough money to put on its first complete play.

Welcomed to the show for the first time was local celebrity and motorbike star Fogarty. Racing since the age of 14, Carl has gone on to become the most successful World Superbike racer of all time in terms of the number of championships he has won. He also holds the second highest number of race wins at 59. Carl widened his audience as he shot to fame when crowned King of the Jungle in 2014’s I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here!

Carl had previously said that he had already heard a lot about Pendle Powerfest over the years and was really pleased to be involved and help raise money for local worthy causes.

The line-up was amazing again this year and although the rain was pouring occasionally throughout the day, spirits were definitely not dampened.

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