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The Thundersprint is always hard work simply because there is so much to see and do. Visitors tell us that they really need a week to take in everything which is happening during the weekend

Have a look at the event timetable which will give you some ideas on planning your weekend. Click on What's On Where for all the information.

If you want to camp for the weekend, please click on camping for all the information.

Click To EnlargeRace bikes in the town centre. It can only be the Thundersprint

Everyone on the Thundersprint team wants you to have a good time, so please let us know if you have any questions or if there is any way in which we can make your visit more enjoyable.

You will see our Security staff on duty throughout the weekend and they will direct you to someone on the organising team who will be able to help you. On Saturday, ask for Colin and Martin who are responsible for the organisation of Saturday Bike Show and will be around all day on Saturday 12th May.

On Sunday, please come to Race Control in the race paddock. We will do everything possible to help you.

For those of you who mislay a favourite child, the Lost Children Centre is at the Salvation Army Citadel. You will find this behind Adelaide Gardens in the very centre of the show. Captain Imogen Stuart of the Salvation Army will be there to help.

Now, here are some of the highlights from previous Thundersprints - and some of the must see attractions for this year.

Ducati's stand was packed all day.

The Thundersprint Bike Show is knee deep in stars. Here Thundersprint regular Chris Chrimes explains the intracies of a racing BSA Bantam to MotoGP star Danny Webb.

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 We will have over 100 bikes on show outside the Memorial Hall along with a huge trade area.

Like everything else at the Thundersprint, the show has free admission.

Expect to see a lot of our stars during the afternoon.

Jim Redman, Giacomo Agostini and Sammy Miller. Biking stars don't come much bigger!

Paddock has open access for you to see bikes as stunning as David Steele's Egli Vincent .

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It is worth remembering that there are no VIP areas at the Thundersprint and the only restricted part of the event is the race track. Otherwise you can go anywhere you wish to meet the stars and all our other racers and cavalcaders. Everyone will make you very welcome.

Practice starts at 08.30 and if you want to take pictures of the stars on the start line you are welcome to join us there at 08.15

Join the stars for a photo opportunity on Sunday at quarter past eight in the morning. Well worth an early start to meet stars like fifteen times World Champion, Giacomo Agostini before they get on the track

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Practice lasts until around 11.15 and then it's time for the Cavalcade. This starts outside the very far end of the paddock and the route is listed on our "What's On" guide. Make sure that you leave yourself plenty of time to get a good viewing spot. Here's a taste of what you will see

Forge Formby - Graeme Hardy in real life - prepares his "Shuttleworth Snap" for the Cavalcade. Forge is one of the great attractions of the Thundersprint

Even Superstars need help occasionally! Motorcycling legend Sammy Miller launches his fabulous RC181 Honda

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 With over 200 riders in action, the Cavalcade is hectic and exciting at the start

The tension builds and then Northwich echoes to the sound of bikes

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Clive Brooker's "Classic Endurance Racing Team" are a key part of every Thundersprint. Here's Clive, yellow helmet, in action

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Racing sidecars cruise past the Memorial Hall, opposite Northwich Police Headquarters - legally! It has to be the Thundersprint Cavalcade!

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Away from the track there's a lot happening for the whole family.

Wanda Kinder Berry School of Dance display their Maypole dancing skills.

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Morris Men in flat out action. You don't see these lads at MotoGP!

Make sure that you are near the track by 1.10 at the latest, ready for the Spitfire display

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And now there's more racing than you could dream of.

Fast, noisy and close up in a way which you will never, ever, see anywhere else the world.

Feel the snarl of the engines. Smell the castor oil baking on these old motors and let the wall of noise wash over you.

This is how racing used to be when you could get close enough to see inside the carburettor bellmouths as the mighty warhorses, and their warrior riders, screamed past you.

This is why you have come to the Thundersprint. This is why we are so proud of our "Grand Prix in a Car Park"

See you in May!

Arthur Parker and his magnificent Norton International and Graham Dickinson concentrating hard on his lovely Suzuki T500

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David Clarke and his tiny 50cc Itom provides the action in the Ultra Lightweight class whilst Dave Edwards shows why he wins the 125 class on his Yamaha so often

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French Star Alain Marie on his very rare ex-works BMW

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Super Enthusiast Frank Jones blasts off on his XR1200 Harley, James May gets ready for battle in his typically relaxed style and Jaeson Caunce rounds the final corner for another 350 class win on his home-built Honda

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Leon Haslam entertains the crowds on Ducati Manchester's "Classic" whilst German visitor Karin Leffrange gets her 250cc AWO cranked over.

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The most enthusiasm. The greatest dedication. The best! Graham Hilditch and Tony Dalton on their Weslake and Moz Baines and Peter Jordan battling with their Norton as usual!

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And here's what you can expect. Is Phil Read really cruising the Alto Performance Vyrus round our track? You decide..

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