June 29, 2015
Over 200 motorbikes visit Burnham-On-Sea on Coast to Coast Run

Over 200 motorcyclists roared into Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (June 28th) when one of the region's biggest and longest-running charity motorcycle events headed into the town.

Westland's Vintage Motorcycle Club held its annual Coast to Coast Run from Lyme Regis to Burnham seafront.

They were welcomed by Burnham's Mayor Michael Clarke and a crowd of spectators along The Esplanade.

The Mayor presented the trophy for his favourite bike to Steve Quincey, pictured right, for his 1977 Kawasaki Z650.

Steve said he's owned it since 1980 and has spent the past 35 years slowly restoring it - and Sunday's event was its first outing.

Westland's Vintage Motorcycle Club Chairman Henry Pinney told "We had 185 motorcyclists and 75 marshalls taking part with a good range of Veteran, Vintage and Post-War classic motorbikes."

The event had been held in Weston for over 20 years until last year but came to Burnham and organisers say they are happy to hold it here.

"It's always a pleasure to come to Burnham - the road closure on the seafront is simple to request and works well," said Henry.

"We have the facilities here and the Town Council and local people are warm and supportive, so we'll be back again in 2016 for our special 30th event."

They headed into Burnham-On-Sea from Lyme Regis, taking in Wells, Cheddar, Wedmore and Mark along the way.

The Coast To Coast Run has raised over £70,000 for charity in the years it has been running - with Headway Somerset benefiting this year.

The Mayor snd Deputy Mayor admiring the bikes on show

A wide range of bikes from across the decades took part

The Mayor presented these German riders with the award for those who had travelled the furthest for the event - they had come from Germany to take part

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