Mods and rockers unite at Lynn bike festival

King's Lynn Mods and Rockers motorcycle show in the Tuesday Market Place. Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds with the winners of each of the categories. ANL-150908-184126009
King's Lynn Mods and Rockers motorcycle show in the Tuesday Market Place. Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds with the winners of each of the categories. ANL-150908-184126009
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The set-tos of the 1960s were celebrated by bike enthusiasts at Lynn’s first scooter and motorbike show on Sunday.

Harley Davidsons, customised choppers and trikes rumbled along next to Vespas and Lambrettas to create a real buzz on Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place.

The Mods and Rockers Scooter and Motorbike Meet, which was organised by West Norfolk Council, attracted more than 150 bikes and provided quite a spectacle in the town’s historic market square.

Rock ’n’ Roll band, Mind the Gap, and punk-inspired The Yesterdays, were joined by The Extons.

Enthusiasts went head-to-head on the motorbike simulators to see who could clock up the best track times.

There was a voluntary collection for SERV emergency blood bikes in an event sponsored by BikeSure Insurance. Footfall for the town was up a whopping 74 per cent on a normal Sunday.

People had travelled from London, Peterborough and Yarmouth.

There were 100 bikes and scooters booked into the custom show and about another 300 in the square.

Elizabeth Nockolds, cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: “It was great to see such a variety of bikes and scooters on the Tuesday Market Place – not just those taking part in the custom show, but all the others that had parked around the square.

“I know I wasn’t the only visitor who enjoyed looking at all the bikes and scooters that were there on the day.

“It was clearly a popular event, with many visitors dressing up for the occasion, too. The weather was perfect, the music backdrop all added to the occasion and the town felt particularly busy.

“All-in-all I think it was an excellent event.”

Winners: Best motorbike – Harley Davidson ALC 812 A; best scooter – White Li 150 WTN 361A; Best custom motorbike – “Lasting image” Q176 JKN; Best custom scooter – Gladiator; Best oddity – Trike DX06 ANP; Punters’ choice –Thunderbirds FAB1; Best dressed mod – Paul Sanderson; Best dressed rocker – Phil Morters.