Rotary gearing up for classic bike show

Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge Classic Bike Show.'From the left, Katie Bates, Millie Bates, one, Adriam Bates and Finley Bates, three.
Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge Classic Bike Show.'From the left, Katie Bates, Millie Bates, one, Adriam Bates and Finley Bates, three.

The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge is gearing up for its second bike show after the runaway success of the inaugural event last year.

The bike show will once again take place at Shire Cruisers Wharf in Sowerby Bridge, and will feature a host of classic bikes.

Organisers are hoping among the bikes on show will be a Brough Superior worth around £220,000.

That was one of the 61 bikes at last year’s event, which raised £2,500 for local rotary club charities.

This year’s event has been extended to include scooters, and will feature 17 bike and three scotter classes, each with their own trophy, plus two best in show prizes and a public choice trophy.

The Mayor of Calderdale will be in attendance to present the prizes, while there will also be food and entertainment on site.

Richard Goodwin, from the rotary club, said: “It is our main fundraising event of thr year and we want as many people as possible to know about it and we’re hoping for a really good day.

“We would like to attract people from right across the country.

“It will be an annual event now. We want it to grow and get even bigger.

“The rotary club really want to give something back to the community and the proceeds will be going to local charities.

“Plus we hope the event will bring in extra customers for local shops and cafes in Sowerby Bridge and increase trade for them.