Over 300 Classic Bikes at the Windmill

At what is now a bi-annual event, well over 300 classic motor bikes made Heage Windmill their destination on Sunday 13th May.

The weather was very kind and a lot of bright sunshine shone down on the event, with just enough wind to gently turn the sails!

The Bike of the Day, a 1959 BSA A10

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.

Colin Clemens presents Mike Sears, the owner of the wining bike, with the ‘Dave Cleaver ‘ trophy

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.