Stourbridge Motorcycle Club show welcomes nearly 1,000 bikes

Stourbridge News: L-r - Dixie Lou, West Midlands director of UK Homes 4 Heroes, Stourbridge Motorcycle Club secretary Craig Lewis, and Stourbridge Motorcycle Club vice president 'Tiny' Tony Lambert. Buy photo: 291415J Buy this photo L-r - Dixie Lou, West Midlands director of UK Homes 4 Heroes, Stourbridge Motorcycle Club secretary Craig Lewis, and Stourbridge Motorcycle Club vice president 'Tiny' Tony Lambert. Buy photo: 291415J

CROWDS flocked to the River Rooms in Mill Race Lane, Stourbridge, at the weekend for the 16th annual motorbike show.

The event, organised by Stourbridge Motorcycle Club, attracted close on 1,000 bikes and club secretary Craig Lewis said: "We're getting pretty close to our capacity as there must have been in region of 2,500 visitors, around the same number as last year."

There were a host of prizes on offer for best bikes in categories ranging from choppers to rat bikes and trikes.

Entertainment was provided by bands Winterstorm, King Rocker and Left For Red.

There was also an all-day disco, stalls, children's entertainment - even a tattoo competition.

Visitors could also enter a raffle, which boasted a top prize of a one-off custom painted helmet worth around £400 donated by Paul Dalloway of Graf X Custom Paintwork, in Brierley Hill.

Craig Lewis added: "Paul was very generous because he also donated a second matt black helmet as well, while we had great support from local bike shops including SMC, QB and Cradley Kawasaki.

"We've come a long way since our very first show which took place at the former Rock Cafe pub and attracted just 30 bikes."

Money raised from the event will go to UK Homes 4 Heroes which helps homeless ex-service personnel.

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