PHOTO GALLEY: Rally see over 200 scooters hit Sleaford

More than 200 scooter riders from all over the country rolled into Sleaford last week for a charity fun day and rally.

Sleaford all-Knighters Scooter Club staged the second event at the Jolly Scotchman pub with 220 scooters turning out.

Scooter Rally at Jolly Scotchman pub, Sleaford. Members of Sleaford All Knighters scooter club. EMN-160919-182734001

Scooter Rally at Jolly Scotchman pub, Sleaford. Members of Sleaford All Knighters scooter club. EMN-160919-182734001

Rob Castle from the club said the car park was crammed and they are already making plans to find a bigger venue for next year.

The event saw riders from as far as Dover and a club from Pontefract saw 23 members riding down to earn the Best Turn Out award.

There were prizes for best Lambretta, best Vespa and best scooter and £600 was raised for a local woman suffering from Down’s Syndrome in need of support.

Rob Castle said it went really well.

There was music on the Saturday night with Dave Morris playing northern soul and ska while on Sunday there was a family fun day, display of scooters and a mass ‘ride out’ around the town headed by Nicky Reeves, a club member with down’s syndrome who was given a mobility scooter specially converted by fellow members to have a Vespa body on it.

Rob said that since the first ‘Happy Chappy Ride Out’ Nicky and his scooter have become internet sensations around the world.

A scooter club in Australia invited other clubs from up and down the country to add their patches to a flight jacket which they sent to Nicky as a gift. Clubs have done similar gestures in Japan and Arizona, USA.

“He is now known internationally,” said Rob.

“We are also looking to build another specialised mobility scooter for another deserving person,” he said.