Riders head for valley border again

SCOOTERS - and their riders - galore are expected to head for the Calder Valley from the red and white rose counties next weekend.

The second On The Border event to be held in Todmorden is set to build on the success of last year’s inaugural event and may attract even more riders.

It will be held from noon to 6pm on Saturday, April 21, at Todmorden Cricket Club, Burnley Road, where a band and a DJ plus a selection of stalls will be open from noon to 6pm - admission is free. Small Weller are the band playing mod classics while the DJ will be Two Tone Tony, spinning mod, ska and northern soul sounds.

And later in the evening the popular 10Ft Fez, who specialise in new wave and mod hits, will be live at the Polished Knob, Burnley Road, from around 7pm.

Organisers Todmorden based Mystery Tours Scooter Club say more riders could head for Todmorden this year. Last year’s attendance was good but clashed with an established rally elsewhere, but this one does not.

“It did very well last year and this year there is no clash of major rallies so there could be a good number of scooter riders with clubs in the Lancashire and Yorkshire Alliance of SCs informed of the details. There will be a raffle and any profit after expenses will go to a local charity.

“With lots of riders camping and lots visiting our aim is to bring people into the town. I believe there’s a jazz band on at the Queen the same day so it has a festival feel,” he said.

People are invited to come along and look at riders’ often decorative machines and enjoy the music. For more detailsring Daz on 07729 563643.