Mods and Rockers rev up the crowds in King’s Lynn

Mods and Rockers day, Tuesday Market Place, Lynn ANL-160708-211258009

Mods and Rockers day, Tuesday Market Place, Lynn ANL-160708-211258009

The British sixties style led the world and Lynn celebrated it on Sunday when the popular Mods and Rockers day roared into town.

More than 600 bikes packed onto a sun-drenched Tuesday Market Place and the event revved up the crowds with numbers up by more than ten per cent compared to last year.

Mods and Rockers day, Tuesday Market Place, Lynn ANL-160708-210009009

Mods and Rockers day, Tuesday Market Place, Lynn ANL-160708-210009009

Bike enthusiasts crammed into the market place, bringing an array of modern two-and-three wheeled vehicles with them.

Organised by West Norfolk Council, among the bikes and scooters taking centre stage were a number of Lambrettas, Vespas, Triumphs and Harleys.

A council spokesperson said: “The event was a fantastic success, with lots of visitors speaking to the organisers to let them know how much they enjoyed the day.

“It was a great opportunity for like-minded people to get together and talk about their bikes.

Mods and Rockers day, Tuesday Market Place, Lynn ANL-160708-211327009

Mods and Rockers day, Tuesday Market Place, Lynn ANL-160708-211327009

“There were more bikes and scooters on show than last year, and more people in the town centre: in fact, more than 10 per cent people more than last year.

“Local businesses selling food and drink also reported doing a roaring trade to us too.”

Vancouver Quarter manager Abbie Panks said: “Mods and Rockers celebrates two iconic 1960s trends that still fascinate people 50 years on.”

Awards went out to a number of categories including best motorbike, best scooter, best British bike and best custom bike.

This year a Thunderbirds-themed bike won the peoples’ choice award.

There was also a prize for the best dressed too, while 1960s band The Tornandos and indie rock outfit The Extons provided the perfect backdrop to the occasion with a number of sounds from the 1960s.

Proceeds from the event will go to SERV Norfolk, a charity run by volunteers which transports urgent medical items to hospitals.

West Norfolk and the Vancouver Quarter worked closely together to deliver a day full of entertainment.