Bike enthusiasts all revved up for classic day out

Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge Classic Bike Show.
Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge Classic Bike Show.

Motorbike enthusiasts revved-up to see a collection of classic bikes in Sowerby Bridge.

More than 500 bike fans attended the first ever Sowerby Bridge Classic Bike Show featured more than 60 bikes competing in 11 different classes of competition.

The oldest bike on show was a a 1912 New Hudson, while there was also a 1922 Supreme on show.

The newest was a Norton 650 Commando, one of only 200 ever made, as well a Brough Superior among the collection.

Richard Goodwin, from the Rotary club, said: “It’s been a great success. It’s our first attempt at organising a classic bike show and we hope it will be the first of many.

“We’re raising money for some good causes and there’s been a good turnout, which will hopefully improve next year where we’ll see even more entries.”

Eric Boocock, former British Speedway champion, was among those in attendance, as well as Mayor of Calderdale Ann Martin.

Mr Boocock said: “It’s very good, what I’ve seen is excellent. It’s very informal and relaxed and there’s a good mixture of bikes.

“For the first show they’ve put on it’s fantastic and it’s all for a good cause.”