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About Us

About Us

STATEMENT: SO WHAT EXACTLY IS KICKBACK? KICKBACK is an expression of nonconformity, and in a world saturated with second-rate copies, a display of rebellion and individuality rocks. Do not confuse KICKBACK with other larger motorcycle shows. KICKBACK is an independent, grass-roots motorcycle exhibition dedicated to real DIY shed builds. It was built with autonomy, grit and determination from the bottom up – just like the bikes we celebrate. No big corporate money men with deep pockets and clean hands – this is the sting-in-the tail industry platform for young builders and craftsmen with wild imaginations and dirty fingernails. KICKBACK is a celebration of engineering and design excellence which embraces the modern custom scene and the new wave. KICKBACK is a definitive showcase for rare classics and customised gems; built in sheds, garages and workshops by young engineers as well as experienced professionals. KICKBACK may not be considered mainstream, or for wealthy city people; it’s a cool and subversive event that champions the offbeat and loves bringing like-minded people together to discuss anything from frame modifications and flat trackers to café racers and clip-ons… KICKBACK is run by thrill-seekers not millionaires, so don’t expect soulless, shiny venues crammed with the same old T shirts and gear. There will be a considered edit of select traders, a breath-taking private collection of motorcycles on display, just 2,500 or so bike lovers attending over the weekend, a fair entry price and great online booking deals. If a profit is made from an event it gets recycled back into the business to grow industry innovation and support local charities such as the Midlands Air Ambulance. DON'T LET PROFIT GET IN THE WAY OF CREATIVITY. KICKBACK is organised by Lorne Cheetham with help from Zoe Cano. Both have been motorbikers all their lives. Zoe's exploits include crossing the American continent solo on a classic and successfully writes books of her escapades. Lorne loves his family, Alan Partridge, motorbikes and rugby. Lorne's musical taste ranges from Beatles and Bowie to Sham 69 and 999.

KICKBACK: for all motorbike lovers and builders with wild imagination and greasy fingers...

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