Rally hailed a tri­umph

Rossendale Free Press - - News -

THE first out­ing of Rossendale’s ‘Rally In The Val­ley’, a Scooter week­end event held at Marl Pits has been ac­claimed a suc­cess.

The three-day event, from June 8-10, started on Fri­day night with the pop­u­lar band ‘The Itch’.

There were scooter-re­lated stalls and food by on site cater­ing at Rossendale Rugby Club House and mo­bile ven­dors.

Saturday saw the ma­jor­ity of more than 150 scoot­ers ar­rive, many camp­ing for the week­end. There were also a num­ber of camper­vans and mo­tor homes on site.

‘The Rics’ head­lined on Saturday evening.

Barry Hyde, who cov­ered the event for his ‘Must Visit Rossendale’ blog, said: “A ride out was ar­ranged to Holling­worth Lake from Marl Pits and was quite a sight for the lo­cals.

“Or­gan­iser Dar­ren Ash­worth is al­ready plan­ning a re­peat of the event for 2019.”

●● Dar­ren Ash­worth (left) and fel­low scooter­ists at the Rally in the Val­ley event

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