Doncaster Hunters Scooter Club celebrate 45 years

Doncaster Hunters Scooter Club members Alan Reed and John Stutchbury (L-R)
Doncaster Hunters Scooter Club members Alan Reed and John Stutchbury (L-R)

The Doncaster Hunters Scooter Club celebrated 45 years earlier this week.

Over 300 scooter riders from across the country travelled to Parklands Sports and Social Club, Wheatley Hall Road to mark the occassion.

A scooter parts trade fair was held in the day time, bars were available and local live band the Harringtons from Goldthorpe provided entertainment.

Parklands was bustling with 450 visitors by the night time as The Style Selektors, a band from the North East, entertained the crowd in the ballroom, along with DJ’s playing Northern Soul, Motown, Mod, Ska, Reggae and Indie sounds.

The event was part of a riders championship, which is run each year by the Lambretta Club Great Britain, (LCGB).

LCGB members collect points for riding to and from events on their Lambretta Scooters.

This comes from the origin of the club in 1970 where a group of Lambretta riders would regularly met up in a car park near the ABC cinema, as it was then.

The club held a raffle and had a charity bucket at the event, and a total of £400 was raised for the Alzheimers Society.

Currently there are 50 members in the club, mostly riding Lambrettas, with ages ranging from 19 to 60.

The club currently meet at the Wheatley Hotel, Thorne Road, twice a month. Members attend local and national rallies all over the UK, and Europe.

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