Classic Bikes Return to Heage Windmill

On Sunday 8th September, Heage Windmill was pleased to host well over 200 classic motor bikes for their 2nd visit of 2019.

The weather was exceptionally kind with lots of bright sunshine and the crowds flocked in to enjoy both the bikes and the mill.  Many people were able to touch these lovely, often gleaming, machines and then were able to tour the windmill and once again, to obtain flour, stone milled by the wind.

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, Triumph and Kawasaki.

By the time the mill opened at 11am there were already dozens of bikes lined up with their proud owners standing close by to answer any questions posed by the visitors. The ‘Best Bike of the Day’ was judged to be a Kawasaki Z1B 1975 900cc. The proud riders of this bike, Maureen and Neil Warburton from Draycott were presented with the ‘Dave Cleaver Memorial Trophy’ plus the certificate for the Best Bike of the Day by Colin Clemens, who organises the bikes coming to the mill. The owner of the bike is Maureen Warburton. Photo of the winner courtesy of Lynn Allen and other photos by Anthony Sharp.

The ever-popular Bric-a-Brac stall was on site and received a lot of attention.

It was a memorable day, judged by long standing members of the Friends of Heage Windmill to be a very successful, enjoyable day. Thanks to all who made it such a wonderful day and all funds raised will go to the upkeep of the Windmill.

On Sunday 22nd September Heage Windmill is pleased to welcome a visit by American Cars.

by Meg Tarlton (Secretary) for Alan Gifford (Founder Trustee HWS)

Alan Gifford

Alan Gifford is a Founder Trustee of Heage Windmill Society. Opening Times: 11-00am to 4-00pm, every weekend from April 6th until the end of October. Large, free, car park! Prices £2-£4. See web site for more information www.heagewindmill.org.uk

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