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British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood is setting up a motorcycle and baking festival. No, we didn’t believe it either when we first heard about it – but it’s true.

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The brilliant lazer-eyed barn owl of baking is a life-long motorcycle fan and owns a few bikes including a Kawasaki H2. He’s trying to set-up a Bikefest event in a similar vein to the Carfest show developed by Radio Two DJ Chris Evans, but with Hollywood there’s going to be a big baking element too.

In a recent tweet he said: ‘I’m the one behind @Bikefest1 and we need some organisers to step in .. Support needed carfest now @Bikefest1 .. Bikes n baking!!’

Hollywood sounds to have landed the support of a few big names from the biking world if his latest tweet is anything to go by too, he added: ‘Bikefest n Bakes! Got some major names joining us.. John McGuinness, Carl Fogarty and Cal Crutchlow and more!! It’s building’

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We love the idea of bikes and baking together, wonder if Hollywood can come up with a GSX-TART1000 or a Honda FLANsalp? Sorry…

The new series of Great British Bake Off starts tonight on BBC1. Yep, we’ll probably be watching it too.

 

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