200 motorbikes visit Burnham-On-Sea on Coast to Coast Run
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.
Vintage Motorcycle Club held its annual Coast to Coast Run from
Lyme Regis to Burnham seafront.
were welcomed by Burnham's Mayor Michael Clarke and a crowd of
spectators along The Esplanade.
Mayor presented the trophy for his favourite bike to Steve Quincey,
pictured right, for his 1977 Kawasaki Z650.
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.
Vintage Motorcycle Club Chairman Henry Pinney told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We had 185 motorcyclists and 75 marshalls taking part with
a good range of Veteran, Vintage and Post-War classic motorbikes."
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
always a pleasure to come to Burnham - the road closure on the
seafront is simple to request and works well," said Henry.
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."
headed into Burnham-On-Sea from Lyme Regis, taking in Wells, Cheddar,
Wedmore and Mark along the way.
Coast To Coast Run has raised over £70,000 for charity in
the years it has been running - with Headway Somerset benefiting
Mayor snd Deputy Mayor admiring the bikes on show
wide range of bikes from across the decades took part
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