Photos from Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival and Motorcycle Takeover 2017

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

Now in its third year, Great Yarmouth's Wheels Festival has once again proved popular.

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza.David Sinar emabrking on his 160 rolling road bi

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza.David Sinar emabrking on his 160 rolling road bike ride for Prostate Cancer UK.Photo : Steve Adams

On Saturday over 5,000 bikers descended on the seafront as part of the Great Yarmouth Motorcycle Takeover.

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

Hundreds of people also enjoyed the classic cars and engines on display right along the seafront.

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

On Sunday people can still enjoy the attractions which are on display until the evening.

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

Organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and the Wheels Festival committee, the popular festival is now in its third year.

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. A row of Vauxhall Lotus Carltons. Photo : Stev

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. A row of Vauxhall Lotus Carltons. Photo : Steve Adams


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As part of the Pushing Ahead project to promote cycling and walking, Active Norfolk, the county's sports partnership, has arranged a host of pedal-powered fun and cycling confidence building activities, including can-crushing, paint-spinning and balloon-blowing bikes.

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Steve Dean with his Ford GT40 MkI. Photo : Stev

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Steve Dean with his Ford GT40 MkI. Photo : Steve Adams

There will be learn-to-ride sessions for all ages, bicycle maintenance workshops and an adventure course with bikes provided. Local colleges will be bringing their engineered smoothie-making bikes and blade bikes.

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

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Meanwhile, people will have the chance to ride some really wacky bikes, courtesy of Doc Spinoff and his Tricky Tricycles. In addition, the Extreme Wheels roadshow will be delivering further cycle-related fun, with a mobile skate park and KMX karts.

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

The GY Wheels Festival is sponsored by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA),

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 on Anchor Plaza. Photo : Steve Adams

Joyland and the American Diner, Active Norfolk and the Department for Transport.

Harley riders Jacko Jackson from Filby and Paul Barnett from Gorleston. Great Yarmouth Motorbike Tak

Harley riders Jacko Jackson from Filby and Paul Barnett from Gorleston. Great Yarmouth Motorbike Takeover. Photo: George Ryan - Credit: Archant

Gareth Brown, chairman of the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd, said: 'Lots of tourists bring their bikes to Great Yarmouth when they come on holiday as Norfolk's roads are ideal for a leisurely ride and the perfect way to discover tea rooms and cafes off the beaten track.'

Norwich bikers Daniel Howes, Jason Stock and Luke Stock. Great Yarmouth Motorbike Takeover. Photo: G

Norwich bikers Daniel Howes, Jason Stock and Luke Stock. Great Yarmouth Motorbike Takeover. Photo: George Ryan - Credit: Archant

Other attractions include bespoke hotrods from the National Street Rod Association, East Coast Pirates Car Club, Lotus Carltons and other big Vauxhall Opel makes from the Autobahn Stormers Club, plus some GT40s.

Ian Woodley, Katey Ellis, event organiser Andy McSweeney and Jake Filby. Great Yarmouth Motorbike Ta

Ian Woodley, Katey Ellis, event organiser Andy McSweeney and Jake Filby. Great Yarmouth Motorbike Takeover. Photo: George Ryan - Credit: Archant

5,000 bikers have come to the resort for the day. Great Yarmouth Motorbike Takeover. Photo: George R

5,000 bikers have come to the resort for the day. Great Yarmouth Motorbike Takeover. Photo: George Ryan - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017. Photo: Jake Hood

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017. Photo: Jake Hood - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017. Photo: Jake Hood

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017. Photo: Jake Hood - Credit: Archant

Norfolk's cycling and walking champion Simon Eyre. Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017. Photo: Louis

Norfolk's cycling and walking champion Simon Eyre. Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017. Photo: Louise Banning - Credit: Archant

Norfolk's cycling and walking champion Simon Eyre. Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017. Photo: Louis

Norfolk's cycling and walking champion Simon Eyre. Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017. Photo: Louise Banning - Credit: Archant

Matt Reeve from Gorleston and his parrot Phoenix enjoyed the day. Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 201

Matt Reeve from Gorleston and his parrot Phoenix enjoyed the day. Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017. Photo: Matt Reeve - Credit: Archant

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