The scooter boys - and girls - are back in town

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There will be a hint of two-stroke in the air on Saturday, April 6, when the third “Todrophenia” On The Border scooter rally comes to town.

Organised by the Rochdale-based Mystery Tours Scooter Club, whose members include Todmorden’s Daz Widdup, the free event will run at Todmorden Cricket Club, Burnley Road, from noon to 7pm.

Daz says Todmorden, and the cricket club, is the perfect spot for scooter clubs from Lancashire and Yorkshire to meet up and the public are very welcome to come along and have a look at the gleaming machines, talk to the riders and have a look at trade and memorabilia stalls.

There will also be some live music in the club pavilion, with the return of 28 Years Later, whose repertoire includes tunes by the Who, the Clash, Oasis, the Stranglers and more, who went down a storm at last year’s event, said Daz, with a support band pencilled in and DJs adding variety to the sounds on offer with northern soul, ska and Motown classics. A raffle will be held for a charitable cause.

Later in the evening, from around 9pm, Daz hoped rally-goers would stay on and head into the town centre to see some more live music at the Polished Knob on Burnley Road.

“This is the third rally we’ve held to bring people into the town and put another event on the calendar. It has got better each year, with other clubs joining the rally. There will be scooters in abundance to admire,” he said.