The Biggest and Best Motorbike Show
The thunderous roar of 2,000 motorbikes filled the air around the Cambridgeshire village of Meldreth on Wednesday evening when the Royston and District Motorcycle Club kicked off with their 38th Annual Show at the Eternit Sports Ground to record breaking crowds.
There was an exciting myriad of designs and specifications from powerful racing models to street bikes, Choppers, Cruisers, and Mopeds on display, constantly arriving, and exiting the ground. The scene was complemented with trade stands and a plentiful selection of street food vendors.
Local racing enthusiast, Craig Howton, was showing off his Kawasaki ER6 Super Twin which he is entering in the Isle of Man Grand Prix later this year, whilst John Welch was on the Norton display with his classic 1961 Norton ES2.
For the first time ever classic cars were on display with Steve Prime proudly exhibiting his pristine Dodge Charger 440+6 which was originally owned by his father. “The car hasn’t been painted for 40 years and still looks as though it has just come from the showroom,” stated Steve. “I’m attending to promote a forthcoming American Classic Car Show here in tribute to the famous Pete Tucker, the biggest importer of Yankee motors, who sadly passed away aged 93 earlier this year. It takes place on Sunday 2nd July, and there will be literally hundreds of classics from the States.”
Mark Coningsby, Secretary of the Royston Club was very upbeat on the outcome of the Show. “ With 36 local companies, charities, and organisations involved and 2,800 members of the public in attendance it has made this the biggest show event we have ever accomplished,” he proudly stated. “With some donations still to come in our initial figure to donate to the East Anglian Air Ambulance, SERVE Herts and Beds, and SERVE Cambridge/Suffolk will be £15,000”
Article and Photography by Clive Porter
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Andy Lovett, Doug Heath, and Mick Howard, ”living it up”.