Bikers raise charity cash with Melton ride out

Nearly 200 bikes and scooters on Market Place, Melton, prepare for a charity ride out to Foxton Locks EMN-150929-103257001
Nearly 200 bikes and scooters on Market Place, Melton, prepare for a charity ride out to Foxton Locks EMN-150929-103257001
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Almost 200 motorbike and scooter riders congregated in Melton town centre for a charity effort which raised nearly £800 for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) and Melton And District Money Advice Centre.

The first Two Wheel Showdown involved a ride to Foxton Locks before returning to The Grapes pub in Melton for refreshments.

Riders paid to take part and spectators also made donations before a tomobola and raffle were held later on to further swell the coffers.

Live music was played for free by The Sons Of El and there was also a photo booth with props and silly items people could have their picture taken with for use as key rings and photographs.

Amanda Stevenson, one of the organisers, said: “Sunday turned out to be an absolutely glorious September day.

“The first scooters and bikes started turning up around 11.30 and by noon the Market Place was getting very full.”

She added: “All in all its was a very successful weekend and we will definitely be doing it again next year, hopefully bigger and better because we have more ideas coming in.”