Heage windmill classic bikes day roars with flour power

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Heage Windmill roared into life last weekend as visitors flocked in the hundreds to see a dazzling display of classic motorbikes.

At what become an annual event, well over 100 bikes arrived in Heage from all across the region on Sunday, May 21.

Heage Windmill Society trustee Alan Gifford said: “The weather was kind and we even had some bright sunshine.

“Many visitors came especially to see and touch these lovely, gleaming, machines and then toured the windmill and once again, to obtain flour, stone milled by the wind, here at Heage.”

The bikes ranged from tourers to out and out racers, and included many well known makes, such as BSA , Honda and Royal Enfield.

Most notable were a trio of beautiful Vincents, some Harley Davidsons, an MV Augusta and a rare Russian model.

The event also welcomed sales and games stalls including a tombola, refreshments and hand-crafted jewellery.

Alan added: All in all the day was a great success, with great feedback from all involved. All profits will go into keeping the mill working and improving the facilities.

For information abou upcoming events see www.heagewindmill.org.uk.