Over 600 visitors came specially to see and touch these gleaming machines and many also ended up touring the windmill or obtaining the flour, stone milled by the wind, at Heage.
The bikes were of all types, ranging from tourers to out and out racers, and included many well-known makes, such as BSA, Honda, Royal Enfield and, notably, some beautiful Vincents, Harley Davidsons, and an MV Augusta.
The best bike was judged by a mill ‘expert’ to be a BSA 1959 A10.
The proud owner Mike Sears was presented with a certificate and the newly launched ‘Dave Cleaver’ trophy, commemorating a man who just loved bikes. This was presented by Colin Clemens, who organised the bikes on show.
There were a number of back up stalls, including a Tombola and a raffle, whilst refreshments were in high demand.
All in all the day was a great success, with great feedback from everyone involved.
All profits, of course, go into keeping the mill working and improving the available facilities.