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Biker's heaven at annual show

PUBLISHED: 17:34 09 October 2001 | UPDATED: 15:18 03 March 2010

THE revs of more than 1,000 motorbikes of all shapes and sizes could be heard miles away as they convened for the 10th annual Copdock classic bike show.

By Seb Short

THE revs of more than 1,000 motorbikes of all shapes and sizes could be heard miles away as they convened for the 10th annual Copdock classic bike show.

Over 9,000 people attended the event, which is also set to be shown on Granada Television's Men & Motors programme later this month.

The event, which is steadily becoming the biggest of its kind in East Anglia, drew bikers and bike fans from all over the south of England, with organisers being forced to open an extra car park for the first time.

It had been heralded as a family event, and that it certainly proved to be, as fun fair rides were provided for the kids, and plenty of stalls were available to keep all amused.

Road-racing machines, speedway bikes and trail bikes stood hand in hand next to vintage models, making it a day not to miss for bike enthusiasts.

Towards the end of the day awards were given to the best bikes in different categories. These were presented by Dave Bickers, an internationally recognised scramble-bike rider.

Sue Rudland, who helped to publicise Sunday's event, said: "We are ever so pleased with the amount of people that turned up and I think the name of the show is definitely going up in people's estimations.

"The weather just about held out, although it could have been better and I am sure everyone who did turn up had a great time."

Ipswich man Tony Tunbridge arrived to show off his gleaming Harley Davidson, along with his 10-year-old daughter Fiona.

Mr Tunbridge said: "It's good to come and support a local show but this is getting to be one of the biggest in the area. Within three years the number of people coming her has more than doubled. It's a great show."

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