Bikers motored into town for a successful show in Littleport

PUBLISHED: 09:30 09 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:30 09 May 2017

Crown Lane bikers in Littleport PHOTO: Cathy Gibb de Swarte

Crown Lane bikers in Littleport PHOTO: Cathy Gibb de Swarte

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Hundreds of bikes roared into Littleport for the annual fund-raising 'Crowning Around' bikers event put on by local motorbike club, 363MCC.

Crown Lane bikers in Littleport PHOTO: Cathy Gibb de SwarteCrown Lane bikers in Littleport PHOTO: Cathy Gibb de Swarte

The Crown Inn’s landlord Rob welcomed revellers to his historic pub, that was the scene of another kind, and more deadly serious gathering in May 1816.

Then, it was host to the people that are commemorated by the title of the 363MCC, whose badge has five nooses on it in memory of the rioters who were hanged thereafter.

The event was a riotously happy occasion, where music by various rock and blues groups, and records, played from the start at 11am until late night.

363MCC president Mark Robinson said: “A massive thank you to the 363MCC members and friends who worked at Crowning Around Bike Show making it a massive success.

Crown Lane bikers in Littleport PHOTO: Cathy Gibb de SwarteCrown Lane bikers in Littleport PHOTO: Cathy Gibb de Swarte

“Also, thanks go out to those who donated items to the raffle and auction. Thanks to all the stall holders too. Huge thanks to all the bands that played. You are all truly amazing and we stand in awe in your presence every time.

“Thanks to all the bar staff of the Crown, you did an excellent job. Thanks to the RAF for the spectacular Spitfire fly past. Lastly a massive thanks to everyone who attended the show. Big, big love going out to you all!”

Stalls of every kind of interest to biking enthusiasts were set up and face-painting and a food van were both very busy too as were the other fast food take-away shops in Littleport.

Littleport Leisure Centre shared a stall with Cathy Gibb-de Swarte who, dressed as a doggy, was raising money for the Wood Green Animal Shelter by kind permission of the 363MCC’s president, Mark Robinson.

Crown Lane bikers in Littleport PHOTO: Cathy Gibb de SwarteCrown Lane bikers in Littleport PHOTO: Cathy Gibb de Swarte

There was a successful auction, and a raffle going towards the total amount raised by the event in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance and local charities.

The World War II spitfire flew over heralded by an air-raid siren and wing waved farewell as the single note of the ‘all clear’ died away.

The event was supported by Sharman’s Garden Centre in Camel Road, the Crown Garage, Big Cat Audio and Cre8ive Faces.

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