On Sunday August 9th, our local town of King’s Lynn, Norfolk, will play host to one of the biggest gatherings of mods and rockers since their heyday in the 1960s.
Bikers and music fans from across the country will descend on the town for a whole day of motorbike-ogling, live music, competitions and family fun, as the two tribes face off again decades after their famous feuds in a bid to raise money for the SERV Blood Bike charity.
Taking place from 10am to 4pm, exhibitors and spectators will be invited to judge a range of bike shows, from Best Motorbike and Best Scooter, through to Best Custom Bike and People’s Choice. There will also be a Best Dressed Mod and Rocker competition too, giving attendees the chance to fully get into character and costume.
The two rival groups will also get the opportunity to go head to head to settle their grudges on racing simulators to try and clock the best track times of the day.
Live music will be provided by rock ‘n’ roll band Mind the Gap, with punk-inspired group The Yesterdays joining forces with The Extons to reproduce the sounds of the era and add a festival feel to the event.
Gerry Bucke, general manager at Bikesure, the sponsor of the event, said: “The SERV Blood Bike charity provides invaluable help to the biker community across the country, so we’re delighted to get the chance to help raise some money for them.
“There’s a fantastic programme of events in store for August 9th, so we’re hoping for a big turnout and the chance to check out some of the best bikes from that era and meet some true mods and rockers.”
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Cabinet Member at West Norfolk Borough Council, which has organised the event, said: “Following the success of King’s Lynn’s Classic Car Day, we thought it would be nice to create an event exclusively for motorbikes and scooters.
“The calendar of free events is all about adding to the vibrancy of the town centre and encouraging visitors, and if the launch event was anything to go by, the Mods and Rockers event is certainly going to do that!”
The event is free to visitors, with voluntary donations being collected on the day for SERV. Anyone can attend, but you will need to book a place to display your bike or enter the shows – click here to register.
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