150 vintage motorbikes roar into Burnham-On-Sea for charity run
of the region's biggest and longest-running charity motorcycle
events visited Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (June 22nd).
Vintage Motorcycle Club usually finishes its annual charity bike
run on Weston's seafront lawns, however organisers were disappointed
that the council there wanted to start charging them for parking
so they switched the event to Burnham instead.
total of 152 Veteran, Vintage and Post-War classic motorbikes
therefore headed onto Burnham's seafront at the end of the ride
from Lyme Regis via Wells, Cheddar, Wedmore and Mark. They were
welcomed by Mayor and Mayoress Martin and Arlene Cox, as pictured
Dick Dampier told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've had a warm welcome
to Burnham with plenty of parking on the seafront and lots of
positive interest from local people and the Town Council."
The Mayor said: "It was very nostalgic seeing the old names
such as Royal Enfield, B.S.A., Norton and Harley Davidson, also
some bikes with sidecars with upholstered leather seats!"
"This Coast to Coast run takes a lot of organising by Dick
Dampier who is assisted by 70 bike marshals. The atmosphere was
great and for me to pick one bike out for Mayors Choice
an impossible task the short list kept changing as each
group of bikes came into view. It was an enjoyable event which
I hope is repeated again next year they are very welcome
Mayor picked a 1958 197 cc James Captain owned by Andy Parfitt
as his choice for the Mayor's award.
Coast To Coast Run has been running for 27 years and has raised
over £70,000 for charity in that time - with Headway Somerset
benefiting this year.