The Great Gath­er­ings team head to a packed We­ston Bike Night

Hun­dreds hit coast for We­ston Bike Night GREAT GATH­ER­INGS O

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Contents - By Justin Hayzelden MCN CON­TRIB­U­TOR

We­ston-su­per-mare, was flooded with hun­dreds of bik­ers cel­e­brat­ing the fi­nal We­ston Bike Night of the sea­son on Thurs­day and MCN was there to join in the fun.

“We come along ev­ery week,” says Trevor Sher­wood who rode down on his XJR1300 with daugh­ter Lily Rose. “It’s great to walk around ad­mir­ing all the bikes and meet new peo­ple. I’ve made loads of friends and we go on rides to­gether - for me, that’s what it’s all about.”

Bike Night is more than just a so­cial event though. All at­ten­dees do­nate £1 on ar­rival in aid of the Royal British Le­gion. This year over £11,000 has been raised.

The high­light of the event is usu­ally the ‘Bike of the Night’ pre­sen­ta­tion, but as this was the last of the year all of 2018’s win­ners had been in­vited back to com­pete for a Bike of the Year award in­stead. Lo­cal dig­ni­taries, in­clud­ing the Mayor of We­stonsu­per-mare, de­lib­er­ated over the win­ner un­til giv­ing John Hendry’s 2011 cus­tom=painted Harley Sof­tail top hon­ours. “It’s my pride and joy,” John told MCN, whose prize in­cluded a new set of rub­ber from EMJ Bike Tyres.

But the key to the smooth run­ning of the event are the vol­un­teer mar­shals who do a tire­less job through­out the year. “With­out them we just couldn’t do it,” says or­gan­iser Lyn Lovell. “I can’t thank them enough for all their help, as well as our spon­sors and of course every­one who’s turned up to make it what it is.”

‘It’s great to walk around ad­mir­ing the bikes’

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.