HUNDREDS of bikers are expected to descend on Piddington to see Europe's only road-legal jet powered supertrike roar into action at a charity fun day.

Derek Mason, the new landlord of the Dashwood Arms and founder member of the 365 Bike and Trike Club, is hosting the club's annual Bike and Trike Show at the pub this Saturday, in association with the Bikers Cafe.

The free event in aid of Cancer Research UK is expected to raise around £5,000 and should attract more than 300 visitors to see the Colossus supertrike.

Mr Mason said: "The Colossus is the only one of its kind in Europe and possibly even the world. The afterburner alone will burn trees more than 100m away. It is powered by a Lynx helicopter jet, which is the fastest helicopter in the world."

Besides the bike display there will be a barbecue and pub games such as tug of war, barrel walking and an obstacle course, as well as face painting and a children's raffle.

Rocks, blues and ska bands will also be playing on the day.

Mr Mason added: "Cancer Research UK is something that is quite close to our hearts. My dad, Dennis, had cancer and died in my arms in the summer of 1997.

"We just hope the weather will be good and we raise as much money as possible."

The show takes place from noon until midnight on Saturday, January 20 at the Dashwood Arms, Piddington Road. Donations are welcome.