Chris Birch confirmed for Adventure Bike Rider Festival debut

The 2023 Adventure Bike Rider Festival will feature off-road legend Chris Birch for the first time. He will complete a demo ride, and speak on stage.

Chris Birch

The Adventure Bike Rider Festival has announced that the renowned enduro rider Chris Birch will be attending the 2023 event. 

Flying in from his native New Zealand, Chris Birch - two-time Red Bull Romaniacs winner and three-time Roof of Africa winner, among other achievements - will be making his Adventure Bike Rider Festival (ABR) debut at this year’s event, where he will make a demo ride and speak on-stage. 

Birch’s demo ride will take place in the Adventure Zone are of ABR, while he will tell “anecdotes from his illustrious riding career,” an ABR press release reads, on the Bridgestone Campfire Stage.

Commenting on the announcement, Chris Birch said: “I’m excited to be at the ABR Festival this year. It looks like a good time on motorbikes and I’m looking forward to being there. I’ll be doing some riding demos and a bit of a talk. But mainly, I’ll be there to hang out, meet as many people as possible and enjoy some good times on bikes. I’m very much looking forward to it.”

Bryn Davies, Head of Marketing at ABR Festival, added: “Ever since I saw Chris Birch making a KTM 1190 Adventure look like a trials bike on YouTube, I wanted to see him live.

“Now, with the help of Kriega (for whom Birch is an ambassador), we’re able to show his jaw-dropping talent to everyone at the ABR Festival. With Chris flying over from New Zealand for the event, it really shows the draw the ABR Festival has, and visitors are in for a real treat with the rider displays we have planned. This year’s festival will be one to remember for sure.”

Birch will join a whole host of off-roading talent at ABR 2023, including Elspeth Beard, Ted Simon, Nick Sanders, Steph Jeavons, Lyndon Poskitt and Dylan Wickrama.

The 2023 Adventure Bike Rider Festival will be held at Ragley Hall Estate on 23-25 June 2023. Tickets can be purchased on the ABR Festival website.

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