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King's Lynn Scooter Boys are back on the road to Hunstanton




Time flies by and for the Scooter Boys it's sped fast as they recently celebrated a two-year anniversary with their club of like-minded bike enthusiasts from Lynn.

The club was started by Barry Eglen and his friend and he has seen it grow over a couple of years from two founding members to more than 40 scooterists, who meet up every Sunday morning, for a catch up and ride to Sunny Hunny.

This strong community of scooter-minded enthusiasts are growing in size, with around 30 bikes arriving at the weekend from all around West Norfolk, and even further afield.

King's Lynn Scooter Boys meeting at Cafe Roaster in Tower Street. Organiser Barry Eglen with the Cake (front right), along with Susan Chapman (Cafe Roaster manager) and others taking part in the meeting MLNF-21PM07130
King's Lynn Scooter Boys meeting at Cafe Roaster in Tower Street. Organiser Barry Eglen with the Cake (front right), along with Susan Chapman (Cafe Roaster manager) and others taking part in the meeting MLNF-21PM07130

Barry said: "I can't believe it's been two years. We go to Hunny for a few hours and then it's back to housework and back to our family life.We are all grown up and have families and kids but we're still doing it at our age."

Sharing similar interests, they meet other scooter-minded people at Cafe Roasta, Tower Street in Lynn town centre and traditionally start with a breakfast. As the day continues, they travel out of Lynn town, and onto areas all around West Norfolk. A favoured place by most of the Scooter Boys is a ride around the coast, especially on a sunny day, always stopping at the pub on the way home for refreshment.

Their anniversary meet-up saw over 30 members get together with some great scooters for the traditional breakfast and a celebratory piece of cake specially ordered by Barry for the occasion. Barry said: "After Covid it's great to be back on the road again."

King's Lynn Scooter Boys meeting at Cafe Roaster in Tower Street..Special Cake made by Smiths KL..Picture Paul Marsh. MLNF-21PM07129
King's Lynn Scooter Boys meeting at Cafe Roaster in Tower Street..Special Cake made by Smiths KL..Picture Paul Marsh. MLNF-21PM07129

The Boys ride Lambrettas and Vespas, which are 125cc and 200cc, but were supported by bigger motorbikes on an event they held called Leather and Parkers.

Barry, who thanked Josh Preston for setting up a Facebook page, said: "Last year Leather and Parkers met at Tuesday Market Place and we rode to Cromer. The fast bikes sat behind us having to do about 30 miles an hour but they supported us. There were about 40 scooters and 20 motorbikes. We will start doing some runs for charity in the future."

If you are interested in joining the group visit the Facebook page King's Lynn Scooterboys.

King's Lynn Scooter Boys meeting at Cafe Roaster in Tower Street..Setting off for Hunstanton..Picture Paul Marsh. MLNF-21PM07123
King's Lynn Scooter Boys meeting at Cafe Roaster in Tower Street..Setting off for Hunstanton..Picture Paul Marsh. MLNF-21PM07123


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