Bikes and Bulls event given the go ahead

After struggling to get council approval last year Bikes and Bulls will now be held in Camden on January 20, 2018.

Camden councillors voted in favour of hosting the event at Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park at last night’s council meeting.

This year the show was held at Luddenham Showground as Camden Council was not given enough time to assess the organiser’s development application (DA).

A council spokeswoman told the Advertiser last year that event organisers continued to sell tickets and promote the event as being held in Camden despite being told by the council that this would not be possible.

“Council is extremely disappointed the event was marketed and tickets sold after the organiser was advised the DA could not be approved within his short timeframe,” she said.

“Council also had to respond to unauthorised signage for this event on major roads and verges within the Camden area.”

The event will feature some of Australia’s toughest athletes taking on death-defying stunts in freestyle motocross and rodeo competitions.

Visitors will also have the chance to meet and greet the riders.

There will also be five food stalls, a licensed bar, a jumping castle for children and a merchandise stall.

The event will start at 4pm and finish with a pyrotechnic display at 9pm.

Approximately 1500 people are expected to attend the event.

Councillor Therese Fedeli said she was delighted to see the event come to town. 

“Wow, how exciting for Camden,” she said.

“I am happy to support something new for the area to see how it goes.”

Councillor Ashleigh Cagney said she attended the event in Luddenham last year.

“I’m excited for this one as I went to the event held last year,” she said.

“It will be nice to see it in Camden.”