Thursday, July 06, 2017
BRIGG BIKE NIGHT 2017: RECORD 1,000 CROWD FORECAST IN OUR EXTENSIVE PREVIEW OF WHAT'S ON OFFER INCLUDING 3 LIVE BANDS
Brigg Bike Night 2017 is expected to draw a record 1,000+ crowd to the town centre on Friday, July 7, from 5pm onwards into late evening.
The weather will have an influence on the attendance but the event has twice as much space this year, crossing the historic County Bridge to take in the Market Place as well as Bridge Street.
There will be classic British BSAs, Nortons, Triumphs and Velocettes alongside more modern models like Hondas, Kawasakis and Yamahas - all kept in gleaming condition by their proud owners.
Organiser-in-chief is once again Lucy Fensome, pictured, landlady of the Yarborough Hunt, to whom everyone who enjoys this major free-to-attend event owes a huge debt of thanks.
Lucy says: "Bike Night is definitely going to be bigger and better this year. I'm so happy that I decided to dedicate my time to bring it back 3 years ago; it has brought back a night that shouldn't have been stopped years ago."
This year there will be a trophy awarded for the best bike on display
Lucy has booked 2am to provide live music at the Yarborough on the night.
Food will be available near her hostelry and there will be an ice cream van and Dinky Donuts to try.
At the Dying Gladiator, on Bigby Street,
Bike Night will see round 3 of the pub's karaoke competition. Go down from 9pm and see if you can join Elisha and Shane who are already through to the finals with a chance to win a massive £250.
At the Nelthorpe Arms, The Dirty Pitchers will be playing some of their britpop tunes in the beer garden before heading into the Barn venue and turning on the amps for their main set.
Across Bridge Street, The Dirty Somethings will be in concert.
Refreshments will be on offer at the Steel Rooms in the Market Place.
Many bike nighters will also call in at the Woolpack, Lord Nelson, Black Bull, Britannia and Exchange.
Brigg Bike Night Friday will also see a cricket match at Sir John Nelthorpe School, starting at 6pm, followed by a former pupils' reunion for Briggensians at Wetherspoon's White Horse pub, from 9pm.
It will be quite a night!