RSPCA bike show goes ahead despite the dismal weather

After the very wet week that preceded the Annual Motorcycle Show at the RSPCA’s Hull & East Riding Animal Rescue Centre on Sunday, September 10 prompted talk of cancelling the event, it
went ahead despite the dark and gloomy conditions.

Even though numbers were a little down on last year, 168 motorcyclists entered the show and the wonderful atmosphere, brilliant home-cooked food and general banter made up
for everything.

P Gibson’s sprung-hub Triumph Speed Twin was the winner of the British bikes up to 1980 category.

It was with some trepidation that the organising volunteers ventured on to the grass paddock display area at 8.30am to point stallholders and their vans in the right direction, but the setting-up went without a hitch.

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The show is run as a motorcycle competition with six classes ranging from vintage to classic, modern, custom and trikes.

Each participant’s ‘entry fee’ was nothing more than a tin or packet of dog or cat food, and the collecting bins were soon overflowing to keep the animals in the RSPCA’s care
well fed.

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