Please note that there is a strict limit of 3000 tickets this year

YOU'VE BEEN NABBED is now sold out - tickets will NOT be available on the gate.

Advance tickets are available until April 30th or while stocks last at £20.00 - gate price £25.00 (if available).
Under 14's - free admission (accompanied by a paying adult)
Car parking £10.00 by prior arrangement ONLY (disabled drivers free parking)
Caravans & Campervans by prior arrangement only at an additional cost of £20.00 - contact the office for booking information.
Tickets can be obtained from:
NABD, Unit 20, The Bridgewater Centre, Robson Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7TE
Cheques should be made payable to "NABD" Please enclose a S.A.E.
Ticket orders by credit card (tel: 0844 415 4849), or via the NABD online shop

Marshals wanted - more info

What's on?

Friday 8th

Adults Only Marquee

Host & Compere - Rick Hulse
Russ Page Roadshow/Disco starts 4:00pm (ish)
Vincent & the Onepotts 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Final Conflict 8:30pm – 10:00pm
The Jalapenos 10:30pm – 12:00pm
Disco till 1:30am

Mulderrig’s Family Marquee

Host & Compere - Ian Taylor
Mad Boris Disco starts 5:30pm (ish)
Blue Origin 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Steamin’ on Stella 8:15pm – 9:45pm
Rubicon 10:15pm – 11:45pm
Disco till 1:00am

Bikesure Real Ale Marquee

Host & Compere - Stevie Simpson
Creature’s Déjà Vu Disco starts 5:30pm (ish)
Tom Doughty 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Tracey Browne 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Hotrod 55 10:00pm – 11:30pm
Disco till 12:30am

Saturday 9th

100% Biker - Custom Bike & Trike show – 12:00noon – 4:00pm

Adults Only Marquee

Host & Comperes - Rick Hulse& Gary Seddon
Russ Page Roadshow/Disco starts 11:00am
Struth 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Frog & Bucket Comedy Roadshow 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Bike/Trike show Trophies 4:15pm –5:00pm
Special NABD Awards 5:00pm – 5:15pm
The Tetleys 5:15pm – 6:15pm
The Microdotts 6:30pm – 8:00pm
The Roach Twins 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Horse Power 10:30pm – 12:00pm
Strippers Midnight – 12:30am
Disco till 1.30am

Mulderrig’s Family Marquee

Host & Compere - Ian Taylor
Mad Boris Disco starts 12:00noon
Children’s show 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Coporial 4:30pm – 5:30pm
The Hoggz 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Killer Instinct 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Hotrod 55 10:00pm – 11:30pm
Disco till 12.30am

Bikesure Real Ale Marquee

Host & Compere - Stevie Simpson
Creature’s Déjà Vu Disco starts at 4:30pm
TBone Jones 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Donna Marie 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Adrian Byron Burns 8:30pm – 9:45pm
The Mick Rutherford Band 10:15pm – 11:45pm
Disco till 12.30am

The Frog & Bucket Comedy Club Roadshow

The stand-up comedy show at the You’ve Been Nabbed rally first began in life in 1993 as an experiment to see if there was a place for comedy at motorcycle events. The popularity of these shows grew with phenomenal speed and in 1997 the stand-up show at the You’ve Been Nabbed event adopted the name “The Frog & Bucket Comedy Club Roadshow” due to the support Rick Hulse was getting from Manchester’s famous Frog & Bucket Comedy Club in setting up the shows. Over the years since, the popularity of these shows has grown immensely.

Rick’s ‘Smacked Arse’ comedy shows now feature at many of the most iconic bike rallies in Britain and in many cases have regular audiences of well over 1,000 Bikers.

The 2009 Frog & Bucket Comedy Club Roadshow at You’ve Been Nabbed 18 promises to be a laugh-fest of epic proportions:

Phil Nichol

(Headline Act) Phil Nichol
NZ Comedy Guild voted PHIL NICHOL - Best International Guest for 2003
Born in Scotland and raised in Canada, Phil Nichol was first known as the guitar playing member of top classic musical comedy trio ‘Corky and The Juice Pigs’. Phil’s solo performances have earned him huge critical acclaim and many awards. He is a Tasmanian devil with a guitar, wickedly funny songs and superb improvisational skills. Phil is also a superb character comedian performing Greasy Fist Joe, Kenny Smiles and his own rendition of Bjork as part of the Lenny Beige show.
Phil spent five and a half months during 2002/2003 in TABOO in London’s west-end playing the role of Philip Sallon. This was followed by playing Juror 10 in the Guy Masterson’s acclaimed production of TWELVE ANGRY MEN, which played to sell out crowds at the Assembly Rooms.
At the Edinburgh Festival 2005 Phil performed a brand new solo show “Nearly Gay” for which he has garnered a host of rave reviews. He recently starred in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest at the Gielgud Theatre with Christian Slater and in The Odd Couple at the Assembly Hall with Alan Davies and Bill Bailey.
“Springing like a wound up squirrel from the woods of his ridiculous imagination, Nichol's performance is an all- singing, all-bouncing, all-paper folding ode to the joys of Being Silly. This shockingly talented, breathlessly versatile performer could render the Financial Times a frothing tsunami of fun.” Metro **** "
Maybe he's just a comic genius who can take old crap and transform it into something jaw-achingly funny." The List ****
"hovers between insanity and brilliance" The Sunday Times
“The face of an angel, the tongue of a whore and the energy of a toddler on an Iron – Bru binge.” The Times

Sarah Millican: Sarah Millican

Chortle Awards Breakthrough Act 2009 (Winner)
If.Comedy Best Newcomer 2008 (Winner)
Best Breakthrough act, North-West Comedy Awards 2006 (Winner)
Amused Moose Comedy Awards 2005 (Winner)
Sarah recently returned from an incredibly successful Fringe Festival run for which she was awarded Best Newcomer at the If.Comedy Awards for her debut solo show, “Sarah Millican's Not Nice”. She received rave reviews and enjoyed sell-out audiences for the entire run with critics pinpointing her as a hot new talent to keep an eye on.

Recent television appearances include Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Secret Policeman’s Ball for Amnesty at the Royal Albert Hall.
Having gigged at just about every venue across the country, Sarah has established herself as a crowd-pleasing act with well-written material and a gentle delivery style that disguises her cutting observations on life.
An experienced and hard working live performer, Sarah will be heading to the Melbourne Comedy Festival in April and to Kilkenny in May and will be returning to the Fringe with an all new, hotly anticipated show in August.
One of the hottest comics on today’s circuit, Sarah currently performs at all the top comedy clubs including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The Glee Club, The Stand, Comedy Café, Banana Cabaret, Hi Fi, Funny Bones, Rawhide, The Frog and Bucket, Just Laugh, Up the Creek, Ginglik, The Monday Club and more.
Rick Hulse first saw Sarah previewing her Edinburgh Fringe show at the XS Malarky comedy club in Manchester last year and immediately asked who he would have to kill to get her for the 2009 You’ve Been Nabbed rally. Fortunately Sarah had already heard of the Smacked Arse comedy shows on the bike rally scene and was very happy to take part, so nobody had to die.
“Probably the finest female comedian working at the moment” – Time Out
“Her laughter rate is exceptional” – The Scotsman
“Wonderfully wrong . . Incredibly funny” – Metro
“Like a young Thora Hird” – The Observer

Ruff Daddy

(Written and performed by Steve Wright and Simon Kerrigan):
Ruff Daddy The puppet can stand up… ‘Les Dawson meets John Prescott pissed in a kebab shop’
Visionary insight and outright filth with puppetry so sharp it’ll get you over Kermit.
Rick Hulse first saw Ruff Daddy when they performed on the same bill at Manchester’s famous Frog & Bucket comedy club in an Asylum show. He laughed so hard that he spilt his own drink (that really doesn’t happen very often). A packed room of hardened comedy club regulars and nine other comedy acts, including the marvellous Richard Herring, were smitten by a rude, grumpy, incredibly funny, beer-swilling puppet and there was no question that Ruff Daddy just had to be introduced to the bike rally scene.

“The audience loved it!” – Richard Herring
“I tried to think which of my mates it reminded me of, then I realised it was all of them. It was almost a shock at the end to remember that two very clever men were in plain view operating Ruff Daddy your attention is so drawn to Ruff Daddy and his little room.” – Rick Hulse

Gary Delaney:

Gary Delaney Gary Delaney is a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit. The high quantity of stand out gags leaves the audience struggling to remember them all.
Gary is at home in venues from arts centres and theatres to rowdy pubs and clubs and has played corporate gigs including the Labour Party Conference.
Gary regularly plays all the big clubs including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Komedia, Glee, Rawhide, The Frog and Bucket, Hyena, Baby Blue, The Stand, Comedy Café, Lee Hurst's Backyard, Banana Cabaret and at clubs throughout the UK.
Gary co-wrote Ivan Brackenbury's Hospital Radio Roadshow, which was nominated for the If.Comedy award (formerly the Perrier award) in 2007. Gary has recently appeared on Paramount's 'Comedy Blue'.
“unremittingly vicious comic Gary Delaney, master of the one-liner” – The Scotsman
“razor sharp one-liners” – Daily Telegraph
“verges on the genius” – Chortle
“Quickfire material of the very highest quality is pretty much guaranteed from the fast-thinking Delaney, a master of the deadpan one-liner.” – The Guardian
“the man Jimmy Carr tries to be” – BBC Online

Mick Sergeant (Guest Comic):

mick sergeantHull Comedian of the Year 2007 (Winner).
Mick Sergeant is an unemployed Geordie shipyard worker making a massive impact on the comedy scene with his uncompromising style and razor sharp wit.
Take a roller coaster of a ride through the troubled mind of a very British eccentric who is fast becoming a cult anti-hero on the Northern Comedy Circuit.
Mick Sergeant is a character act performed by Lee Fenwick and written by Ben Traynor.
(Ben Traynor: Finalist BBC Comedy Awards 2005).
Rick Hulse first saw Mick Sergeant at Manchester’s famous Frog & Bucket Comedy Club and has been itching ever since to introduce him to the audiences on the bike scene. Hovering between eccentricity and outright mania Mick Sergeant embodies all that is best, and funniest, in the great British tradition of being a man being 'Angry About Everything'.
In some scary rubber-walled alternate universe Mick Sergeant must surely be related by ferocity to BSH magazines 'Mr Angry' Professor Pierre O’Bollox.
Mick is currently touring with his debut full-length comedy show "Ah Shit! It’s Mick Sergeant".
"Here he has established a believable, layered personality, rich with subtle touches and - more crucially - great gags." "It is a barnstorming act, suggesting Fenwick could well be the next Steve Coogan or Rob Brydon, such is his brilliantly nuanced characterisation." - Chortle: The UK Comedy Guide.

Rick Hulse

(Host & Compere).

Rick Hulse Rick Hulse's comedy style is brash, uncompromising and down-to-earth. Though the language can be raw, his insights into the world of, dieting, drugs, marriage, sex, and motorcycling never fail to entertain.
Having a twisted philosophical view on just about any subject, from ranting against life’s inequalities to musing on the design of human genitalia, makes for an unpredictable show. His long involvement in the biking scene, seventeen years as the Chairman of the NABD and thirteen years of writing comic fiction and manic articles under such names as Professor Pierre O’Bollox, M Phetamine and Shirley Crabtree, together with his off-hand Mancunian manner have made him a firm favourite in hosting bikers parties and rallies.
If you are looking for political correctness bring a microscope. Rick’s acerbic Mancunian wit bulldozes its way through life, the universe and everything (everything sex or alcohol related anyway).
“If you need a good comedian for your rally, just get Rick Hulse. He’s as funny as f**k!” – 100% Biker Magazine
“Rick Hulse once again had the crowd in hysterics” – BSH Magazine
“Despite the scary appearance, Rick Hulse proved to be an affable chap with a wry wit” – Manchester Evening News


A company called Carry-Nowt-Camping have agreed to offer their services at the You’ve Been Nabbed rally for anybody who wants it. The really surprising thing is that the hire of a 4-person tent complete with airbeds will cost you just £50.00 (plus a £20.00 refundable damage deposit).
With four people sharing that’s only £12.50 each.
Less luggage to carry on your bike or trike, no crawling around trying to get a bent tent-peg through a stone underground, no smell of mold because you didn’t air your tent after the last event. You just turn up and a member of the Carry-Nowt-Camping staff will lead you to your ready erected, nice clean comfortable tent.
What a fantastic idea! And the added bonus is that Carry-Nowt-Camping will be making a donation to the NABD based on the business they do at the event.
Contact Carry-Nowt-Camping on 0776 027 9905

Question and Answers

Will I be able to pay on the gate?

As you have no doubt already noticed we have now put a strict 3,000 ticket limit on the You’ve Been Nabbed rally. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that we just don’t get enough volunteer marshals to cover the event being any bigger (see info below). Last year we had over 3,600 tickets sold so it is inevitable that some people this year will be disappointed at getting turned away.

I don’t know if the event will sell out in advance but I can say for certain that once we have sold 3,000 tickets nobody else will be permitted through the gate whatever sob-story they come up with! So if you want to guarantee your place at the event I strongly advise you to buy a ticket in advance.

Where is it?

The rally is at Astle Park, on the A535 Holmes Chapel Rd, Chelford, Cheshire. The nearest motorway access is Junction 18 of the M6 (Holmes Chapel), which is about 7 miles away.
Sat Nav co-ordinates are 53.258920, -2.276412. There's no postcode - it's a field! Here's a map from Google: -

I'd like to put a flyer in my local bike shop

Thank you! the more the merrier - here's a selection to choose from: -

flyer 1 (pdf 130k)
flyer 2 (pdf 129k)
flyer 3 (pdf 139k)
flyer 4 (pdf 158k)

What about Cars and Vans?

Most cars and vans will only be permitted on site if they have booked a vehicle pass in advance from the office (after giving a valid reason, eg bringing the kids etc). Vehicle passes will be £10.00 each.
N.B. We are not trying to stop all cars, the aim is to stop the scallies and non-bikers from coming.

Cars & Vans with a blue badge

If you have a valid blue (disabled parking) badge you will have no need to arrange passes in advance and there will be no charge for your vehicle (but the person whose photo is on the badge must be in the vehicle).

Caravans and Campervans

All caravans and campervans must book a pass in advance and they will be charged £30.00 (unless a valid medical need can be shown). This rule applies even if you have a valid blue badge. (The little ‘teardrop’ type of caravans people tow commonly with trikes are exempt from any extra charge or the need for a special pass).

Can I bring my own beer?

NO! Alcohol will not be permitted through the gate as we will be selling a good selection of beers wines and spirits at good prices on all three bars. Remember, this is a fundraiser for NABD, all profits from the bars help toward adapting vehicles for disabled riders. Also, glass bottles are not allowed in public areas.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs will not be permitted on site at any time (Except guide dogs). Please note that other disability/aid dogs will only be permitted by prior arrangement. This is non negotiable and anybody arriving with a dog will be turned away even if they have tickets.

Bike & Trike Show

Bikes brought in on trailers and trikes that are towed in will not be allowed to take part in the show on Saturday afternoon. So if you don't ride it, don't bring it.

I'd like to bring a trade stall

For trade and other enquiries, please call us on 0844 415 4849 during normal office hours, or email

YBN18 Marshals Wanted

For the past few years the biggest problem facing us at the NABD’s national rally has been the shortage of volunteers to marshal the event. This has meant that a handful of very heroic folk have had to work very long hours to make everything work but we cannot carry on this way.

In a bid to encourage more people to help we have decided to add a few new measures to make marshalling a more attractive proposition.
For marshals who are willing to give us a minimum of one four hour shift per day at the event there will be a ‘Marshals Only Marquee’ supplying free food, tea/coffee and soft drinks.
There will also be a ‘Marshals Only party’ on Sunday night to thank those who have stayed behind to help with the clean-up with free BBQ and booze. Each marshal will also receive a special ‘Marshals Only embroidered patch’.

Regular marshals who commit in advance will receive free passes for the event and marshals who buy tickets will be entitled to a full refund on Sunday afternoon once they have completed their shifts. (Anybody receiving a marshals pass then not marshalling will be charged full gate price and may be barred from future events, this will not be an avenue for piss-takers).

If you can commit in advance contact the NABD office on 0844 415 4849 and a form will be sent to you.
Come and be a real part of Britain’s best bike rally!


NABD reserve the right to make changes to published arrangements without prior notice.