One hundred and fifty Harley Davidsons set to take over Fakenham town centre

The Harley Davidson Rally leaves on its way through Fakenham Town Centre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Harley Davidson Rally leaves on its way through Fakenham Town Centre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Fakenham town centre is set to be packed out with 150 Harley Davidson motorcycles on Saturday morning.

The annual rally of the Fenlanders Chapter of the Harley Davidson Owner's Group (HOG) is expected to see triple the amount of bikes in Fakenham as there were last year.

The chapter has been coming to Fakenham for an annual ride out to the north Norfolk coast for more than 20 years, staying at Fakenham Racecourse.

Last year was the first time they have stopped in the town centre.

Liam O'Sullivan, who runs the Gallery Bistro, has once again teamed up with butcher Sam Papworth and Neil Sturman, from HOG, to organise the town centre celebration.


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There will be a barbecue, American music and stalls for people to enjoy while admiring the motorcycles.

Mr O'Sullivan said: 'The Harleys have been coming to Fakenham for many years but, with them staying at the racecourse, and heading up to Sheringham, the people of Fakenham had never really had the chance to see and enjoy them in the town centre. 'We held the event in Fakenham last year, which went very well and now with more road closures in place, it means there will be a lot more motorcycles in the town on Saturday.

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'It really should be quite a spectacle and it's something really positive for the town.'

The Harleys are due to be in Fakenham town centre from about 9am ti 12.30pm, before heading up through country villages and along the coast road to Sheringham town centre in the afternoon.

The entertainment is then due to continue in Fakenham with a Ukeleles 4 All event, starting at 12pm.

Anyone who owns a ukelele and knows how to play it, however badly, is welcome to come and strum along.

Songs to practise can be found at www.activefakenham.org.uk

Ukeleles 4 All is being organised by Active Fakenham.

It is one of a series of musical events to promote a new music festival, due to be held in Fakenham town centre on Saturday, August 19.

This will feature folk music in the town centre from 12pm until 5.30pm, followed by more upbeat music until 8pm and live music at venues around the town until late.

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