Tuesday, September 01, 2020


Brigg Bike Night 2020 - scheduled for early July - did not take place this year, but local pubs continue to pick up trade from riders.
August bank holiday Monday (yesterday) saw a group of mainly middle-aged scooter riders pay a visit - parking their vintage machines on Wrawby Street near Wetherspoon's White Horse. A much larger assembly of riders - enjoying a 'ride out' - had been in town last week.
The extensive beer garden to the rear of Wetherspoon's proved to be a popular spot yesterday afternoon, as people enjoyed the sunshine and the ideal temperature (not too hot).
Next year it's to be hoped that our Bike Night - sited along Bridge Street - will be able to resume, post-virus, as it brings well over 1,000 riders and spectators into town for one of the major events in Brigg's social calendar.
The Yarborough Hunt pub is its focal point but many other businesses see the tills ringing on Bike Night; or, more likely these days, the cards swiping!
Improved weather over the second half of the bank holiday weekend resulted in people getting out and about along the riverside and in the town centre.


There was an opportunity to use new public seating installed on land overlooking the Old Courts Road traffic lights and the A18.
A design has been chosen by Brigg Town Council which will resist damage caused by sap falling from the trees above, as happened to the previous benches. Other new seats are planned for locations elsewhere, as part of a replacement programme.
Friday and Saturday's downpours. accompanied by a stiff breeze, dispersed much of the weed present on the Old River Ancholme. However, by Monday afternoon the surface of the water adjoining the County Bridge had turned green once again. The Environment Agency has been approached about cutting back the weed.