Bike Show Kick Starts the Summer
Despite the best efforts of the weather the 26th Royston & District Motorcycle Club Show went off without a hitch this year, with over 2000 bikers turning up to what is becoming known as the kick start to the summer motorcycling season.
Bikers from as far as Kent came again to the RDMCC show last Wednesday (15th) and were not disappointed with Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, Royal Enfield, Suzuki and Harley Davidson all in attendance. The trade stands were filled with bikers checking out some of the newest bikes on the road, and after the best deals they could get for that “new toy”.
The show which is in its 26th year, started from humble beginnings at the old Red Lion pub in Kneesworth where the RDMCC would come together each year to show off their bikes. That show quickly grew, and has developed into one night of 4 hours in a bikers paradise. The RDMCC use the show to not only promote their club, but to the raise money for local charities. This year they have raised an impressive £9300 which will be split between the Meldreth Manor School and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Both charities were represented at the show, and were overwhelmed by the response they received.
Steve Coningsby, show coordinator, said “the show is FANTASTIC tonight, the threat of a bit of rain has kept the numbers down, but I cant move in the traders paddock from all the bikers!...Its great to know that year on year we just keep seeing more and more bikers coming to the show. Seeing all these bikes is great, but even better for the charities we support. The kids from the school love coming down in the evening, and we are told they talk about it for months before and after.”