Scooter enthusiasts enjoy the sunshine at Centre Vale

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The sound of buzzing was heard from miles away as Vespas and Lambrettas filled the roads in celebration of the annual Todrophenia gathering of scooters and motorbikes on May Day weekend.

Hundreds of riders from scooter clubs around the region turned up to the event at Todmorden Cricket Club on May 3 to celebrate the 60s, with a bit of Quadrophenia and an endless supply of scooters – all different shapes, sizes and colours.

Inside, live bands and DJs provided a soundtrack to the event throughout the day and there was more music at the Polished Knob pub in the town centre in the evening.

The event, organised by Mystery Tours Scooter Club, celebrated its’ fourth year running, as over 100 scooters lined the area next to the clubhouse for scooter enthusiasts and visitors alike to enjoy.

Members from scooter clubs Mystery Tours, Burnley and Pendle, Halifax Dukes, Mutt’s Nutts of Halifax, Halifax Elite, Rochdale Mashers, El Scorchio of Chadderton, Manchester Lyons, Vesperados of Salford, Oldham and Tameside Night Owls turned up to the event to bask in the spring sunshine.

Martin Holland, 49, member of Mystery Tours, of Rochdale, has had his Piaggio scooter since he was 15-years-old.

Martin said: “It is a family run club that puts a family run day on for like-minded people. Todrophenia brings the scooter scene into the public again.

“Scooters are a way of life. Once it is in your blood it stays there.”

Darren Widdup, 47, organiser of the Todrophenia, a Todmorden-based member of Mystery Tours SC, said the wide range of scooters on show this year was good to see.

He said: “It was a very successful day and people danced to the early evening. It was very well attended, more and more people kept turning up. It brought people into the town and the town benefited too.”

You can find more details on upcoming events at Mystery Tours Scooter Club on their Facebook page.




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