Motorbike enthusiasts to hold grand day out in Cleethorpes
THOUSANDS of motorbike enthusiasts and music fans will raise funds for charity while enjoying a grand weekend out in Cleethorpes.
North East Lincolnshire Motorcycle Action Group, in association with Born To Be Wheeled, has organised the fourth annual Grand Day Out in the resort on Sunday, May 22.
A JOINT EFFORT: The Pink Berets, North East Lincolnshire Motorcycle Action Group and Born To Be Wheeled are joining forces at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre for Rock For Heroes. Picture: Abby Ruston
Taking over the Lower Kingsway and Promenade, the event will feature trade stands, remote-control car racing, fun and games for children and live entertainment at the Kingsway Kiosk.
And to get the weekend rocking, local fundraisers the Pink Berets are also organising the first Rock For Heroes concert at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre the evening before – on May 21.
Fergus O'Connell, of the Motorcycle Action Group, said: "The Grand Day Out promises to be a fun-filled event for all the family, with lots going on throughout the day.
"Last year we had more than 3,000 bikes turn up from all over the country and we're hoping for even more this year.
"It's great that we've got the concert happening the night before and hopefully people will support both events, especially as they are for charity."
A custom motorcycle and scooter show will also take place at the leisure centre on the Sunday, with prizes for the best in each class.
Andy McCluskey, of Kingsway Kiosks, has helped organise the Grand Day Out.
He said: "This annual event is turning out to be one of the biggest days of the year for resort traders because of the amount of people it attracts to Cleethorpes.
"The potential is enormous and Grand Day Out has been advertised in all the regional and national biking publications.
"We want to raise as much money as possible for these terrific charities."
Proceeds from the Grand Day Out will be split between brain injury charity Headway, the local Motorcycle Action Group, and Help For Heroes, while the concert will raise funds solely for injured troops.
Run in conjunction with North East Lincolnshire Council, the Rock For Heroes concert will start at 6pm and will feature Twin Lizzy, blues band Virgil And The Accelerators, and local bands Feedback, the Frantic Romantics and Kings Of Indecision.
Find out more
Tickets, priced £5, are available from Kingsway Kiosks, The Cobblers Shop in Brereton Avenue, the Leisure Centre or Tony Sullivan from the Pink Berets on 07725 796288.
Parking will be free for motorcyclists who are willing to display their bikes to members of the public on the promenade.