All records broken in Motorcycle Show’s 25th Year!!
Royston & District Motorcycle Club (RDMCC) celebrated its 25th show last week (Wednesday 19th June) with an absolutely spectacular turn out of bikers and bike enthusiasts.
The RDMCC has run a motorcycle show since it’s formation in 1985, starting with a small show and ride out from the old Red Lion pub in Kneesworth. The show has grown over the years and has developed into the best evening show in East Anglia! Held at the Meldreth Equestrian Centre and Manor School, the motorcycle show attracts riders from as far as Kent, with one rider saying he had made a day of visiting the area, riding up form Maidstone!
The show is run and organised every year by the RDMCC. Current show Coordinator, Steve Coningsby and his excellent team have organised the show for several years now, taking it to the status it has today. Steve said “We have had the best ever turn out we have ever had for a show! The conditions were 100% spot on, with dry days leading up to the show and bright sunshine throughout the day. The whole show is about the bikes. Yes we have exhibitors, bringing the latest and best, but the show is made up of the bikes that people bring to the show, that’s what makes it!” “We had more bikes than ever before at this years show, we even had to use the Manor School to park the last couple of hundred that came in. We estimate that we had about 2800 motorcycles on site at one point!”
The show now boasts an average yearly turnout of 3000 people all flocking to the RDMCC show for 4 hours on a Wednesday evening in June. Exhibitors this year included Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Royal Enfield, Harley Davidson and BMW all from local dealerships, all displaying the newest bikes out on the market, looking to show the crowds their best bikes.
Although the show is all about these powerful machines there was a safety message behind this year’s show. Absolute Rider Training, of Kneesworth Street Royston, brought along the Police Bike Safe team and showed a Honda CBR 600 that had hit the side of a truck, killing the rider instantly. Ian Bierderman of ART said “this show is amazing, with 3000 bikers coming to such a small show we thought we should really try and get the message across that you can enjoy riding a motorcycle and Bike Safe at the same time”.
The Bikers helped to raise approx £14,000 at this years show with the attendance up 400 to over 3200, breaking all previous records. All money raised will be divided between local charities including the East Anglian Air Ambulance and SCOPE, the organisation who run the Meldreth Manor School. Steve Coningsby finished by saying “we couldn’t run the show without the support of our Club Members, Charlie and the staff from Meldreth Equestrian Centre and the Manor School staff. Each year they do a brilliant job, and next year we will do it all again!”
Steve Coningsby is already looking towards next years show and hopes to break even more records!