Motorbike show hits top gear in Spalding

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Organisers of this weekend’s Spalding Motorbike Show are toasting its success after attracting about 2,400 visitors.

Bike enthusiasts from across the area made the most of the show at Springfields Events and Conference Centre on Saturday and Sunday.

Mum and daughter Lisa and Amber Stevens with a Honda Fireblade bike ridden by New Zealander Bruce Anstey at last year's Isle of Man TT Races.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Mum and daughter Lisa and Amber Stevens with a Honda Fireblade bike ridden by New Zealander Bruce Anstey at last year's Isle of Man TT Races. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The show featured a guest appearance by Ian Hutchinson, an eight-time winner at the Isle of Man TT Races, including a record-breaking five solo wins in 2010.

Among the bikes on display were a 1942 BSA M20, 1951 Sunbeam 58 and a Valvoline Padgetts Honda ridden by New Zealander Bruce Anstey last season.

Show organiser Jason Lunn said: “We were a lot busier than last year, with crowds about 20 per cent on the show in 2014.

“It was the first time in years that we had two dry days and I don’t think we’ve had as many bikes out in the backyard for four or five years.

Virago Star Owners Club members Kathy Riglin, Mick Norfield and Steve Riglin at the Spalding Motorbike Show at Springfields Events and Conference Centre, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Virago Star Owners Club members Kathy Riglin, Mick Norfield and Steve Riglin at the Spalding Motorbike Show at Springfields Events and Conference Centre, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.

“Ian Hutchinson went down a storm with guests and my thanks go to all the clubs who supported the show, as well as Wheels Motorcycles who were our sponsors.”

David Norton, chief executive of Springfields Horticultural Society, said: “This is an event that’s been held at Springfields for many years and we’re pleased to see that it’s still a draw for bike enthusiasts within the region.”

Nene and Welland BSA Owners Club members Robin Randall, Mick Bovington, Graham Pickett, Malcolm Collins and Jeff Wyldes.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Nene and Welland BSA Owners Club members Robin Randall, Mick Bovington, Graham Pickett, Malcolm Collins and Jeff Wyldes. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Paula Maxwell, Nigel Bean and Mick Doherty from 'Boston Institute of Advanced Motorists.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Paula Maxwell, Nigel Bean and Mick Doherty from 'Boston Institute of Advanced Motorists. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Derek Roberts with his 1954 Triumph Tiger 110 for sale.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Derek Roberts with his 1954 Triumph Tiger 110 for sale. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Gary Chance of Lincolnsshire Road Safety Partnership promotes motorbike safety courses taking place at Cadwell Park, near Louth.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Gary Chance of Lincolnsshire Road Safety Partnership promotes motorbike safety courses taking place at Cadwell Park, near Louth. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Tom Wyatt (front) with Lincolnshire and Peterborough Motorcycle Action Group members Andy Carrott, Joss Bourne, Bob Barker, Clive Taylor, Richard Cobbin, Grant Clements and Tink Hammond.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Tom Wyatt (front) with Lincolnshire and Peterborough Motorcycle Action Group members Andy Carrott, Joss Bourne, Bob Barker, Clive Taylor, Richard Cobbin, Grant Clements and Tink Hammond. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Dave Bryant with his 1968 Norton 650SS, originall manufactured in Birmingham and in its day was the fastest motorbike on the road.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Dave Bryant with his 1968 Norton 650SS, originall manufactured in Birmingham and in its day was the fastest motorbike on the road. Photo by Tim Wilson.