We're excited to confirm not one, not two, but three star guests for this year's Welsh Classic Motorcycle Festival!
British 500cc and Superbike Champion, Steve 'Stavros' Parrish
British Supersport, Supermono & Historic GP Champion, Mike 'Spike' Edwards
Three times winner of the Isle of Man TT, Alex George
Steve, Mike and Alex will be in action on track throughout the weekend, milling around the paddock choosing their favorite machines on display, signing autographs and presenting trophies and entertaining everyone on Saturday evening with stories from their colourful motorcycling past - you won't want to miss it!
Steve 'Stavros' Parrish is one of the UK's best known classic motorcycle racers. Turning professional at the age of 22 in 1976, Steve won the ACU Solo title in the British Motor Cycle Championship. In the same year he became team mate to Barry Sheene on a Suzuki and competed in the 1977 500cc World Championship where Parrish finished fifth, before returning to British-based riding to become the 1978 500cc British Champion. He also won the Shell 500 title in both 1979 and 1980, and a Superbike title in 1981 before becoming the most successful truck racer of all time.
Mike 'Spike' Edwards has raced something every single year since 1982 as an International motorcycle racer, with multi British Championship titles, an FIM Euro championship, and wins on the ‘pure roads’ at the Macau GP and NorthWest 200. Mike also now shares his considerable wealth of experience and knowledge of the sport, trying to put something back through circuit guides, hints and tips videos and one to one on track coaching as an independent ACU certified road race coach.
Alex George competed in the Grand Prix World Championships from 1970 to 1979. A street circuit specialist he went on to become a three-time winner at the Isle of Man TT. His best year in world championship competition came in 1975 when he finished in seventh place in the 500cc Grand Prix World Championship and scored a third place behind Phil Read and Giacomo Agostini at the 500cc Czechoslovak Grand Prix.
Alex teamed up with Jean-Claude Chemarin on the Honda France team to win the 1976 Bol d'Or 24-hour endurance race and competed in the Formula 750 Class on a Yamaha TZ750. His most memorable victory at the Isle of Man TT came in 1979, when he beat pre-race favourite Mike Hailwood. Unfortunately serious injuries sustained while competing in the 1982 Isle of Man TT ended his competitive career, although Alex become President of the TT Riders Association during 2017.