Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Truckfest 2014

For several years now I've fancied going to Truckfest. It happens every May in Peterborough. Every year I've seen signs advertising it in the weeks leading up to the event, but we've never actually got to go.

But this year we did. 
Monday this week was the May Day Bank a Holiday, so none of us were at work or school.
Despite Emily really needing to spend as much time as possible revising ready for her GCSEs starting next week, we also thought it important to still have family time and to let her have some down time away from her books.

Other than there being hundreds of lorries there on display, there were lots of stalls  with goods to buy, lots of different foods to eat, lots of funfair rides, and also ring events.

First up we went to watch the Broke FMX display- two motorcyclists showing off some of their best jumps.

Then we had lunch... Emily and Adam had lovely juicy burgers, while James and I had cheesy chips and shared a hotdog.

Some of the displayed trucks had pretty impressive artwork...

There were a few Stobarts there- Ashley Maddocks is one of the drivers and he appears in the TV programmes- Emily and I had our photo taken with him.

Then we went back to the arena to see the Monster Trucks.

One was from the UK, and the other from the US.
They only did a couple of jumps each, but it was great to watch.

We had a lovely day out- it was something a bit different.
Just maybe it was a shame the food cost so much. If we were to go again I think I'd plan on taking a picnic.

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