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Fans motor along to South Yorkshire scooter parade

Scooter enthusiats enjoy the great weather at their gathering at the Waverley in Brinsworth

Scooter enthusiats enjoy the great weather at their gathering at the Waverley in Brinsworth

SCOOTER fans from across the country headed to South Yorkshire for an annual rally which has doubled in size since it was first held six years ago.

The Camping In Catcliffe event was held on Saturday, with scooter riders and their families staying overnight in fields next to the Waverley Pub, Catcliffe.

Organisers hope to have raised about £2,000 from the event in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, CF Trust and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Some of those showing off their vehicles had come from as far as Luton, Newcastle and North Wales. In total, there were 900 people this year.

Neil Hibbert, from Rotherham Scooter Club, which organises the event, said: “People came from as far as 140 miles away, although roughly two-thirds of people were local.

“There was entertainment on including music, while people admired the scooters on show.

Most were 1960s Lambrettas and Vespas. The earliest dated back to 1958-59. I brought along a 1963 Vespa.”

Neil, 48, from Maltby, said: “This is the sixth year we’ve held the event and it’s grown from there just being about 400 people the first time it took place. The main organiser is Gary Page from Herringthorpe, with a few more of us who help out. We have had really good weather for it each year. We’re already planning Camping In Catcliffe 7.”

Some enthusiasts entered their vehicles into a custom show, with the winner having been decorated with murals from film Scum, set in a borstal and starring Ray Winstone.

Neil said: “We had some nice entrants - although many other scooters were also looked after to a very high standard.”

 

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