Meldreth bike show revs up to build on Royston Motorcycle Club’s passion

PUBLISHED: 09:29 20 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:29 20 June 2016

A rare bird in this Country, an American 800cc V Twin 1994 Honda Pacific Coast, which is owned by Melbourn enthusiast, David Pettifer. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

A rare bird in this Country, an American 800cc V Twin 1994 Honda Pacific Coast, which is owned by Melbourn enthusiast, David Pettifer. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

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Gleaming custom and classic motorbikes proved a high-octane attraction which drew around 1,500 fans to take in the impressive spectacle at the annual Royston and District Motorcycle Club Show.

Doug Thompson took this photo of the crowds.Doug Thompson took this photo of the crowds.

This year’s the event was held in a new venue, at the Eternit Sports & Social Club in Meldreth, and raised more than £8,500 for charity.

Bikers lined up. PICTURE: Clive Porter.Bikers lined up. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

Good causes to benefit include Meldreth Manor School, East Anglian Air Ambulance and the SERV Blood Runner volunteers who provide a vital out-of-hours service to deliver blood supplies, breast milk and other medical transport support needs free of charge to the NHS.

Jamie Burge from nearby Barrington with his father's 1948 250 cc B. S. A. C11, which he has owned for 10 years. PICTURE: Clive Porter.Jamie Burge from nearby Barrington with his father's 1948 250 cc B. S. A. C11, which he has owned for 10 years. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

The show on Wednesday last week also attracted 35 trade stands and an East Anglian Air Ambulance chopper dropped in to thrill the crowds.

The bikers in action. PICTURE: Clive Porter.The bikers in action. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

Mark Coningsby, one of the show’s organisers, said: “Despite the forecast being against us and moving the show to a new venue, it was a great success.

The bikes lined up. PICTURE: Clive Porter.The bikes lined up. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

“We’ve had lots of positive feedback from bikers at the event and on Facebook.

Crowds at the Royston Motorcycle Show. PICTURE: Clive Porter.Crowds at the Royston Motorcycle Show. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

“The Royston & District Motorcycle Club Show is a club effort and we are all so pleased so many people came and enjoyed themselves.

“We are a small club of only 40 members, but it’s a great team and everyone has a real passion for the show.”

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