Thousands turn out for annual bike show

VIDEO PERFECT early October weather brought out thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the 16th Copdock Bike Show at Trinity Park.Thousands of bikes were on display at the showground, including historic and specialist machines built throughout the 20th century.

PERFECT early October weather brought out thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the 16th Copdock Bike Show at Trinity Park.

Thousands of bikes were on display at the showground, including historic and specialist machines built throughout the 20th century.

There was also the chance to see exciting stunt riding from the Bolddog Lings Freestyle Team who showed off their skills to an appreciative crowd - showing off a variety of styles of denim and leather clothes.

The show is organised by the Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club and has grown substantially since it switched to Trinity Park several years ago.

Paul Finch, from the club, estimated that about 11,000 people were at yesterday's event: “It's quite a big thing for the 12 of us to organise,” he said.

“We don't take any fees, just expenses, and this year we'll be handling about £100,000. That will mean a lot will go towards charity.

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“We have supported the hospice, East Anglian Children's Hospices, and Belstead Special School in the past - there should be a fair amount to distribute again this year.

“The weather has been kind to us again - it usually is for this event, but it is a bit of a gamble at this time of the year.”

As well as the display by the display team, there was also a wall of death team and other entertainment - including the Back Porch Band.

“Our aim is to provide a wide range of entertainment. We have been able to do that since we moved here - and the event has been growing substantially over the years,” he added.

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