Bikers back in Crow country for motorbike rally

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 June 2013

Bikers arrive for the show

Bikers arrive for the show

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MORE than 1,800 motorbikes roared into Crow country for the Royston and District Motorcycle Club's annual show.

Denis Corbett with his Goliath TricycleDenis Corbett with his Goliath Tricycle

The show, held at Meldreth Manor Riding Centre, is now in its 28th year, and attracted about 2,500 visitors to see the bikes and 30 trade stands.

Mark Coningsby, one of the show’s organisers, said: “It was certainly a busy night and the site was completely packed within half an hour of the official opening time.

“It just shows how many people love coming along to our modest little show.

Bikes turned up from all over the east of England, with riders coming from as far afield as London and Northampton.

They included a vintage Ariel Huntsman, and an 18-foot ‘Goliath’ tricycle, built and driven by Denis Corbett of Baldock.

Special guest on the night was BBC Moto GP commentator Steve Parrish, who lives locally.

He tweeted afterwards: “well done tonight for the show, great turnout… was very impressed”.

More than £12,000 was raised on the night, and this will be divided among a number of charities.

Mr Coningsby added: “We would like to thanks everyone who came along to the show and of course everyone who helped make it such a success.”

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