Oxford residents were left gasping in amazement last Friday as a monster balloon in the shape of a British Superbike race machine complete with rider drifted across the city.
The balloon, believed to be the biggest tailor-made hot-air balloon in the world, was commissioned by bike dealer and BSB sponsor George White Superbikes, and it will be appearing at every round of BSB as well as a number of other events, conditions allowing.
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While the balloon could be seen as a comment on bike price inflation, hopefully it will give sales a lift and see them fly out of showrooms. Otherwise it's just a load of hot air and will be put on the back burner as another basket case idea that's brought George White down to earth.
Kevin's funeral was held on Thursday 28th February 2013 and was well attended by family, friends and colleagues.
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