Hundreds turn out to support annual Crowning Around fun day

Crowning Around bike show at Littleport. Bowen family on Beryl the trike. Picture: Steve Williams.

Crowning Around bike show at Littleport. Bowen family on Beryl the trike. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Around 1,000 people descended on Littleport on Saturday for the return of the Crowning Around fun day.

The event, hosted at the Crown Inn pub, saw an array of vintage and bespoke motorcycles on display from the 363 Motor Cycle Club, in Main Street.

Alongside the display, there was plenty of live music from local favourites Phil Crawford, Dead Horse, Blue Thunder and VT11 and more besides, including trade stands, a bouncy castle, face painting, hog roast, raffle and plenty of refreshments.

A highlight was the flypast by an RAF Lancaster bomber.

All money raised at this year’s event will be split between Highfield School in Ely, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Scoliosis UK.

Karen Marks, of the Crown, said: “It was absolutely brilliant there must have been around 1,000 people. The weather was good and I think the roads being closed probably helped. So far we have raised £3,000 and counting. We are looking forward to next year now and we hope to make it even better.”

Supporting Crowning Around were Sharmans Garden Centre, Crown Garage, Langford’s Hog Roast, Cambs ACRE, Ant’s Driving School, Big Cat Audio, Cre8tive Faces and Littleport Steakhouse.