Shropshire Horticultural Society, organisers of the Shrewsbury Flower Show, are pleased to announce the main Arena Entertainment for this year’s event, which will be held on 11th and 12th August 2017.
The Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team – The White Helmets
The Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team – The White Helmets has been acknowledged as the oldest, best known and most accomplished motorcycle display team in the country, if not the world. Formed in 1927, this season marks the 90th anniversary of the Team performing displays of motorcycling skills and whilst horses gave way to motorcycles in the display in 1937, many of the tricks they perform today are similar to those of the original riders. Based on their iconic helmets the Team adopted the world famous name ‘The White Helmets’ in 1963. This coveted and prestigious item is an honour to wear and marks the riders out as one of the few able to perform such acts of skill.
The Team’s 23 riders on classic 750cc Triumph Tiger machines provide a fast paced, action packed display. Wearing the full dress uniform of the Royal Signals along with their famous White Helmets the riders will perform a combination of high speed crossovers, spectacular jumps, skilful feats of balance as well as numerous reverse rides.
The Royal Signals has come a long way since those formative days using motorcycles to carry messages across the battlefield and are now modernising their image to show they truly are ‘Leaders in a Digital Age’. Whilst this is the last year of entertaining and thrilling crowds with their dazzling arena displays, the Team’s excited to be performing one final season; demonstrating the teamwork, discipline and courage of the Royal Signals soldier.
Although the Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team – The White Helmets are highly qualified and capable, there is always the possibility of an unforeseen accident or incident. Spectators who watch the display do so at their own risk.
For more information and tickets visit www.shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk.uk or call 01743 234050.