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Bikers prepare for third annual Mablethorpe motorcycle festival

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: March 09, 2012

Motorbike festival

FAMILY FUN: Mablethorpe is preparing for its third annual motorcycle festival which takes place later this month.

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BIKE enthusiasts are preparing to don their leathers and wheel their way down to the third annual Mablethorpe motorcycle festival.

The event takes place on March 24 and looks set to be bigger and better than ever with activities this year centred around Queen's Park.

Stunt riders will be showing off their skills throughout the day and those wanting to have a go themselves can try out a special wheelie machine.

Organiser Gary Barnes said: "Queen's Park has a lot of facilities which will be open on the day so the event will be a real family day out, not just something for mum or dad.

"We will have about 25 stalls ranging from traders to charities as well as advanced road groups, the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and hopefully Honda Racing from Louth.

"We will also have information about a new blood bikers group which is currently being set up to transport blood around the county."

The event runs between 11and and 5pm and admission is free. Donations will be welcomed however, towards the cost of putting on the event.

Various owners clubs will also be present on the day including Triumph and Harley Davidson and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance will have a stall.

Gary added: "We will also have information about a new group myself and my partner Tina started in the summer. We are trying to get people to come along and have a bit of a social meet in Mablethorpe.

"We want to build it up this year as somewhere else for bikers to ride to."

Those wanting to make a weekend of it in Mablethorpe will also be able to watch the sand racing on Sunday, March 25 which takes place on the beach at the end of Mablethorpe High Street.

The event is also free to watch but any donations will again be welcomed to help with the cost of staging the events.

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  • Lincoln_Biker  |  March 11 2012, 11:14PM

    "so drivers have to swerve to avoid an accident" Because nobody ever had to make an evasive manouver to avoid a scooty-ped doing 30 on a road with a national speed limit, riding on those piddly little tyres that cause scooty-peds to veer wildly across the traffic? I'm planning a stall at the Euro Scooter this year, perhaps you'd like to view my sales catologue? http://tinyurl.com/7ry7aak

  • merlinbus  |  March 10 2012, 7:31PM

    In time Sneer, in time. Don`t be pedantic all the time.

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  • Mr_Sneer  |  March 10 2012, 5:16PM

    "Then they can move up to whatever they want, be it hairdryer or a Hayabusa." Not if they're under 21 they can't.

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  • merlinbus  |  March 10 2012, 5:08PM

    Now then girls, let`s not have a cat fight. This scooter vs bike stuff went out in the 70`s. Young kids need to learn and by law have to start on a 50cc machine. Then they can move up to whatever they want, be it hairdryer or a Hayabusa. Personally, I started on 2 wheels in 1963 with an NSU Quickly moped, then, as scooters were, to use a modern word, cool, I went to them, as well as Mod birds were better looking and dressed. Later on, as I grew up, I went to bikes, starting with an old Matchless Café racer and had over the years, some of the most powerful bikes on the road. I was a frequenter of the Ace Café, Rykers, The Blue Pencil and various biker haunts. But one thing was, and I think still is, common, is that we, along with the scooterists, were all 2 wheelers. I no longer ride, as I think there are too many metal overcoat idiots who seem to be totally blind, and at my age, I don`t heal up so quick. So have that saucer of milk in the corner and make friends.

  • Stauffenberg  |  March 10 2012, 3:40PM

    (whilst riding up the road at speeds of up to 100mph) Average speed of 100mph (Why does anyone need a motorcycle capable of 160mph?) The engine limiter kicks in at 186mph on Jap litre bikes higher on the Italians and German beemer, we dont need that much speed and power, we demand it and thankfully get it.

  • Adrian1208  |  March 09 2012, 10:21PM

    Lincolneer I can't understand why anyone would want to ride a scooter, that's unless your a 16yr old or someone who wants to just pop down the local shops to do a bit of shopping. Probably Lincolneer your someone who can't handle the sheer exhilaration and power of a motorcycle???.......

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  • Steve_Lincoln  |  March 09 2012, 10:08PM

    A perfume burner rider jealous of real motorcyclists perhaps?

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  • Sir_Chasm  |  March 09 2012, 7:53PM

    And here's me thinking cyclists and hybrid drivers were the boring, sanctimonious blowhards of the roads. Guess I can add the hairdryer squad to that list now. Or maybe someone's just jealous that he can't do a trackday at Cadwell because if he tried to get his "machine" up the Mountain, the jar of wasps that powers it would explode in a cloud of mirrors and RAF roundels...

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  • Mr_Sneer  |  March 09 2012, 6:32PM

    "The problem with events such as these and the ride around the track days at Cadwell is these bikers come away and emulate these high speeds and pull wheelies whilst riding up the road at speeds of up to 100mph on Lincolnshires roads." How can you "emulate" high speeds? You're either ride at them or you don't. There is no emulation. Or is it the case that 30mph feels like 90 on a scooter? Is that what you mean by emulation? "They jump ques in traffic hold ups and cross the white lines when overtaking so drivers have to swerve to avoid an accident." Oh, right and scooters don't. I see. It's just that driving down the High Street last night, I could have sworn I had to brake hard so that a scooterist, who was performing the most poorly-planned and executed filtering move I've ever seen, had somewhere to go other than headfirst into the railings around a pedestrian crossing. But as scooter riders are such paragons of virtue, it simply cannot be and I must have been hallucinating. Glad that's sorted. "Is it compensation for small genitalia perhaps?" Yeah, 'cause you need stones the size of watermelons to ride a 50cc 30mph hairdryer, don't you? Oh wait, you don't. If she was actually willing to be seen dead on one, my nan could ride a scooter. Let's face it, scooters exist as a mode of transport for 16 year old chavs just before they graduate to a Nova with a load of Ripspeed tat nailed onto it. You can get away with riding a scooter in Milan, Lisbon or Barcelona if you happen to be as chic as the cities themselves. Alternatively, anyone can get away with it in Saigon as there it is simply the most practical form of transport. But in Doncaster, Glasgow, Hull and the like I'm afraid you just look like what you are - a big jessie that's too scared to ride a proper bike. Keep the envy coming, though, it's funny :-D

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  • Lincolneer  |  March 09 2012, 3:54PM

    Pity that the road safety partnership cannot be bothered to liase with the scootering fraternty too. I mean we only had Euro Lambretta not too long ago where thousands of scooters decended on Lincoln from accross Europe and we have a similar event this year too. The problem with events such as these and the ride around the track days at Cadwell is these bikers come away and emulate these high speeds and pull wheelies whilst riding up the road at speeds of up to 100mph on Lincolnshires roads. They jump ques in traffic hold ups and cross the white lines when overtaking so drivers have to swerve to avoid an accident. Why does anyone need a motorcycle capable of 160mph? Is it compensation for small genitalia perhaps?

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