VIDEO - Scooter rally sees nearly 250 machines parade through Sleaford

Some of the scooters on show in the Market Place. Photo: Rob Castle EMN-150922-130937001
Some of the scooters on show in the Market Place. Photo: Rob Castle EMN-150922-130937001

A cavalcade of nearly 250 classic scooters rode around Sleaford on Sunday as part of a special rally organised for charity.

Nicky’s Ride Out was organised by members of Sleaford All-Knighters scooter owners club in honour of 54-year-old Nicky Reeves, a member with learning disabilities.

Scooters from across the region met in Sleaford Market Place before setting off at 2pm in the procession around the town, ending up at the Jolly Scotchman pub at Holdingham, where Nicky is a regular. On nearing the pub, he joined the head of the 247 scooters to ride into the car park where he declared: “I win”.

Friends recently converted a disability scooter, replacing it with a Vespa scooter body in yellow for him to ride.

At the pub there was a fun day with bar, barbecue, bouncy castle, Northern South DJ and raffle with proceeds going to the charity of Nicky’s choice. There were even specially designed patches being sold to add to the profits.

Joint organiser, Andy Priestley said: “It went really well, 247 scooters turned up from miles around.”

Some of the scooters on show in the Market Place. Photo: Rob Castle EMN-150922-130947001

Some of the scooters on show in the Market Place. Photo: Rob Castle EMN-150922-130947001

he thanked everyone for attending. He said: “Nicky has had the most amazing day. We’ve met some great new friends. It will take Nicky a few days to go through his wonderful gifts. I am very proud to be a part of this. The only question is how do we top this? A Nicky Rally Next year may be?”

The event managed to raise £420 which will be going to Nicky’s day centre.

You can see videos of the ride-out here.

Some of the scooters on show in the Market Place. Photo: Rob Castle EMN-150922-130957001

Some of the scooters on show in the Market Place. Photo: Rob Castle EMN-150922-130957001

Some of the scooters on show in the Market Place. Photo: Rob Castle EMN-150922-130926001

Some of the scooters on show in the Market Place. Photo: Rob Castle EMN-150922-130926001