Scooter mania hits Spalding

Scooters line New Road in Spalding for a gathering at the Punchbowl.

Scooters line New Road in Spalding for a gathering at the Punchbowl.

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Scooters of all shapes and sizes filled one side of Spalding’s New Road on Sunday for a gathering that could turn into a major annual festival.

Punchbowl Scooter Mania attracted more than 100 scooter riders in a first-time event organised by pub landlord Pete Williams and scooter owner and enthusiast John Middleton, who rides a Vespa.

There are rallies like this all over the country and now we are trying to get a bigger one for next year, maybe around Whitsun. It was such a success.

Pete Williams

The riders, who came from near and far, were in competition for a dozen trophies and enjoyed the social side of the day, with one of the highlights being a hog roast.

Pete said: “We had scooter riders from as far away as Chesterfield and places like King’s Lynn, Peterborough and Grantham – scooter clubs from all over came for the afternoon.

“There are rallies like this all over the country and now we are trying to get a bigger one for next year, maybe around Whitsun.

“It was such a success.

“They started to arrive about quarter-to-12 and I would say there were over 100 scooters.

“All of one side of New Road was taken up with scooters.”

Because there were so many riders and scooters in the street, Pete had to get his step ladders to take a panoramic photograph.

He said the event was organised in part through Facebook and attracted many of the enthusiasts who attend rallies all around Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.