Bikes and Crowds at Barton Bike Night
Thousands of bikers took to the streets of Barton as part of the 17th annual Barton Bike Night last night (Wednesday July 3).
From Puck mopeds to Harley Davidson’s, the strets were awash with all that two wheeled transport has to offer. Bikers lined the streets of the town and met with fellow enthusiasts from all over the country.
Barton Town Mayor Janet Oxley said: “It is a fantastic event – the highlight of the year in Barton.
“People come from all over the country to the event.”It is great for the town and great for the traders – it generates a lot of money.”Nearly every in the town comes out for it and it is great to see so many people here.
“It is a real social event and the bikers are all so friendly.”Live music was all being played at a number of the town’s pubs, including The Old Mill, The Coach and Horses and The Red Lion.
Last year’s Barton bike night attracted more than 10,000 motorcyclists, scooter fans and members of the public and it is hoped that this year’s event will have attracted even more.
Biker Chris Sparkes is a regular visitor to the show and brought his newly acquired Harley Davidson CVO Breakout 1700 CC bike to the event.
“I have only had it a day and it was great to ride it here,” he said.”It is custom made in Milwaukee and this one is limited edition, there is only about 25 in the whole country and only about five of them are gold.
“It is really something that bit special.”I come every year and it is great to come and meet people.”
Roads were closed in the town from 3pm for stall holders to set up – with the event officially kicking off at 5pm until 10pm.
Fellow biker Chris Jenkins from Barton said: “This is my favourite night of the year – it is a chance to meet with other bikers and great for the town.”There’s people you only see once a year and that is here.”
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