Rotarians rev up at Classic Bike show

Sowerby Bridge Classic Bike Show
Sowerby Bridge Classic Bike Show

Rotarians got revved up as the second Classic Bike show rode into Sowerby Bridge.

Shire Cruises Wharf, at the junction of the Calder and Hebble Navigation and the Rochdale Canal, was transformed into a hub for lovingly restored two-wheel rides on Sunday.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge, bike enthusiasts had the chance to show off their pride and glory in 17 different classes, with prizes and trophies up for grabs.

The event ran for the first time last year and this year’s event welcomed even more bikes and visitors.

Richard Goodwin, of the rotary club, said: “More than 65 classic bikes and scooters arrived for the show, prizes were awarded by the mayor and she spent an hour talking to exhibitors and looking around.

“Around 700 people attended and there were side shows, a tombola, trade shows, a hog roast from the Fleece Inn, Ripponden, and food from The Village restaurant.

“Everybody had a good day, but had the weather been better earlier in the day we would have had more entrants.

“Next year, we’re hoping there will be a record number of exhibitors and a record number of people.”

The money raised from the event will go towards providing three public access defibrillators for the town.