Ready for the wall of death: Blood biker gears up for challenge - The Solihull Observer

Ready for the wall of death: Blood biker gears up for challenge

Solihull Editorial 27th Jun, 2021   0

A CHARITY fundraiser who has been learning to ride the ‘Wall of Death’ during lockdown is to make his full public debut at MotoFest Month 2021, during the Motorcycle Weekend, July 24-25, 2021.

Paul Malin, from Rugby, will join the famous Ken Fox Troupe Wall of Death, for his first ever public performance on the 20ft high vertical wall, in what promises to be one of the highlights of the UK’s largest free motorcycle event, to be held in nearby Coventry.

For Paul, his appearance at MotoFest Coventry will be the culmination of months of training with the Ken Fox Troupe as he bids to raise £5,000 for four separate charities – Prostate Cancer UK, Warwickshire and Solihull Blood Bikes, Positive Bones and Pawprints.

Paul, aged 55 said: “I was treated for a serious illness a couple of years ago and after getting the all-clear, I wanted to give something back by raising money for the different charities.

“I wanted to do something spectacular but different to raise the money, so I began to think about a Wall of Death ride.

“When I visited MotoFest back in 2019, I got talking to the Ken Fox Troupe Wall of Death team about the idea.

“After some initial reservations from them – they don’t often train people up as its quite dangerous – they eventually agreed to train me.

“I am really looking forward to joining that elite group of riders who have ridden the wall in public and it’s going to be quite some buzz.”

MotoFest Coventry is in a new ‘MotoFest Month 2021’ format stretching across four weekends, from July 17-18, August 7-8.

Alongside the Ken Fox Wall of Death troupe, there will also be the two Brothers motorcycle stunt team, static motorcycle displays, individual and club displays and the ‘MotoFest Classic and Custom Motorcycle Show’.

This year Coventry is the UK’s City of Culture. For more details visit

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