BRIDLINGTON shook to the sound of two-stroke engines as the Scooter Rally returned once again to Bridlington Spa.
Nearly 5,000 scooter enthusiasts descended on the town last Friday for a weekend of entertainment – along with trade and custom show on Saturday.
Scott Watmuff, secretary of the Bridlington Thick as Thieves scooter club, said that this year’s event “was very good” although numbers were down slightly on last year.
He said: “The numbers were still very good, approaching 5,000, but they did seem down slightly – I don’t know whether that was because of the economic side of things at the moment.
“Everyone that came along had a great time as always, people travel here from all over the country as it is the last rally of the season. We were speaking to people who had come from Bournemouth, Fife in Scotland, Salford, all over.
“It’s a great thing for the town to have as the B&Bs will have done a roaring trade and all the pubs and shops were busy over the weekend.”
Scott also confirmed that next year’s rally will be the first to feature a ride-out, seeing more than 1,000 scooters all take to the streets on an official coordinated trip around the town.
“That will be some sight, so it should make next year’s rally bigger and better than ever.”