Hundreds of bikers enjoy town's 'brilliant' Motorbike Day

Bikers across Norfolk came together for Watton Motorbike Day on Sunday, May 1

Bikers across Norfolk came together for Watton Motorbike Day on Sunday, May 1 - Credit: Sue Dent

Bikers across Norfolk roared and revved their way into Watton over the weekend as part of the town's Motorbike Day.

More than 1,000 classic and modern motorbikes were on display on Sunday, May 1 and the town was abuzz with people coming together to show off and admire the machines.

The High Street, which was closed to traffic for the day, was jammed with rows of bikes.

Michael Partridge from the Attleborough Top Heavy Scooter Club with his Vespa PX

Michael Partridge from the Attleborough Top Heavy Scooter Club with his Vespa PX - Credit: Sue Dent

Run by the Kings Arms and Watton Town Council, the event received "fantastic support" and also saw the Blood Bikes and the Police Road Safety Reduction Team spread the word about their 'Safe Rider' course.

One biker travelled from as far as Sussex.

Scenes on Watton High Street for the town's Motorbike Day.

Scenes on Watton High Street for the town's Motorbike Day - Credit: Sue Dent

Harvey Woodyatt, landlord of the Kings Arms, said “I was blown away by the support of the event, by both the bikers and the towns folk.

"I hope we can do it, or something similar again soon.”

Scenes on Watton High Street for the town's Motorbike Day.

Scenes on Watton High Street for the town's Motorbike Day - Credit: Sue Dent

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Pat Warwick, town councillor, said: “We were amazed at the turnout, what a brilliant, colourful display."

Blood Bikes volunteers Ryan Slatford, Scott Alexander and Tony Lawes

Blood Bikes volunteers Ryan Slatford, Scott Alexander and Tony Lawes - Credit: Sue Dent

PC Andy Lawer from the Road Casualty Reduction Team, helping to promote the Norfolk & Suffolk Police Safe Rider Course

PC Andy Lawer from the Road Casualty Reduction Team, helping to promote the Norfolk & Suffolk Police Safe Rider Course - Credit: Sue Dent

Motorbikes lined up in the town's High Street

Motorbikes lined up in the town's High Street - Credit: Sue Dent