An ever-growing scooter enthusiast event will be back in the Moorlands for its 15th year this weekend.
The North Staffs Jesters Scooter Club will hold their annual Scooterfest tomorrow – Sunday, May 19 – and this year it will all be going on mainly in the Silk Street Car Park area of Leek.
However the event, which grows in popularity with scooter enthusiasts every year, does overflow into most of the town centre too.
Scooterfest started in 2005 on an idea put forward by the late Stephen Povey after a success at the local carnival, and that first year attracted more than 400 scooters and enthusiasts.
Last year it is believed that Leek played host to an excess of more than 2,000 scooters, a sight not to miss.
This event, which will run from 11am until 3pm, is held not only for the scooterists but as an entertaining day for the people of Leek and surrounding areas, and visitors alike.
As the main town centre is set to be covered in scooters and a road closure will be put in place for other vehicles; car parking will be available in High Street, Stockwell Street, Brook Street, and Haywood Street, California (bottom of Brough Park) – all which are free on Sundays.
There will be numerous stalls indoors at the Trestle Market and outside in Silk Street and Market Street car parks selling not only scooter parts and memorabilia, but CDs, vintage and modern clothing provided by stallholders from around the country.
Street food will be available including a hog roast, burgers and ice creams, and cafes and public houses will be open during the event.
Jesters Scooter Club will have a general information stall in the Trestle Market where souvenir patches and badges can be purchased along with raffle tickets.
The Ridden Custom Show is becoming more popular, and the Jesters offer “one off” designed and custom made trophies for the winners, judging will take place at 1pm.
Musical entertainment will this year be provided by a local band playing for their first time at Scooterfest, which will perform on stage at approximately midday. Plus there will be music throughout the day provided by Soul DJ Mike Coburn.
Scooterfest will, once again, be free admission. All the Jesters ask is that everyone attending purchase a raffle ticket (which will include cash prizes) and/or make a donation, proceeds of which will enable them to continue to put on the event in the future as well as make donations to local charities.
For more information contact Steph on 07817 429616, or check out the Jesters Facebook page.