Photo Gallery: Fenman bike rally sees thousands in Wimbotsham, near Downham Market

Bikers gather for 23rd rally and raise charity cash

More than 4,000 people packed into a tiny village for its annual classic bike show on Bank Holiday Monday.

There were Triumphs and Nortons, BSAs and Harleys on the playing fields at Wimbotsham Primary school, near Downham Market.

Paula Banks, one of the organisers, said there were 190 bikes taking part in the event, which was celebrating its 23rd year.

'There were a few of us in the village pub with nothing to do over a bank holiday,' she said. 'We thought if we cam make a couple of hundred to cover our costs, great.'


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The Fenman Classic Bike Show grew from enthusiasts showing off their machines in a car park behind the Chequers.

Since it began, the event has raised almost �80,000 for charity.

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Miss Banks said most of the money raised was spent locally, going to groups like the village school, village hall and Downham Market Children's Fund.

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