THEY may not have made it through to the final, but Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, stunt motorcyclists Bolddog Lings will be centre-stage at this year’s Royal Three Counties Show at Malvern.
The UK’s number one and Honda’s official freestyle motocross team, impressed TV show judges, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams with a spectacular audition outside the television studios in London recently.
Now they will be entertaining thousands of visitors to the Three Counties showground from Friday, June 13 to Sunday, June 15 with a series of daredevil moves, including the superman seat grab, Indian air, heel clicker, rock solid, switch blade and the kiss of death.
Doreen Smillie, shows manager for event organizer, the Three Counties Agricultural Society: “We are thrilled the Bolddog Lings are coming to Malvern again.
"Last time they were here, they drew enormous crowds, and now that they have appeared on one of Britain’s best loved television shows, everyone is talking about them."
The team first came together in the early nineties as a result of a collaboration between Paul Barkshire, managing director of their sponsor Lings Motorcycles, and brothers Mark, Richard and Phil Bunning. In 1994, another rider, Andy Godbold joined the group, which started its professional life as the Lings Honda Motocross Display team.
In 1998, the team began to perform for TV, on shows such as You Bet and Don’t Try This At Home, and now travels all over the country. Their appearance on Britain’s Got Talent has listed their profile further.
The Royal Three Counties Show is renowned for its main arena entertainment, and also topping the bill will be The Red Devils Parachute Regiment display team, a daily grand parade of pedigree animals, the mounted games and a two-fence show jumping competition.
Other highlights include delicious, locally produced food and drink, cookery demonstrations, the International Orchid Show, the Husqvarna English pole climbing competitions, the brand new Malvern active sports village, real ale, cider and cheese shows and first class shopping.
For more information and tickets, please visit: www.threecounties.co.uk or call the Ticket Hotline on 01684 584924.