Rally hailed a triumph
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