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Bideford Bike show roars onwards with help of Torridge Community Grant

Bideford Bike Show Cheque from Councillor Christie

The continuation of the much loved Bideford Bike show has been helped with a grant of nearly £2,250 from Torridge District Council. The annual event which celebrated its fourth year in 2017 attracts thousands of Bikers and enthusiasts each year boosting the local economy and the charities it fund raises for. The money received from Torridge was the result of a community grant bid which was supported by Councillors Trevor Johns, Peter Christie and current Bideford Mayor Councillor Dermot McGeough. The money has been used to buy signage, uniforms, tables and gazebos which will be reused in future years.

The bike show regularly see's crowds in excess of 3,000 attending from all ages in what has become an event that not only promotes biking past and present but also aims to raise money for worthwhile causes. By operating raffles and other events organisers raised over £3,000 on the day itself with other donations adding to this figure.

Organiser Lisa Elston said:

"We are really grateful for the ongoing support of Torridge and Bideford Town Councils for their generous support that helps to make this event a special day in everyone's calendar. There are many other volunteers behind the scenes who also contribute to our success but the money has been put to good use in buying many of the things we need to put on an event such as this"

Bideford Councillor Peter Christie said:

"I'm really glad we were able to support this unique event in Bideford which has proved to be a big draw for visitors and enthusiasts. The money raised for charities and good causes is the icing on the cake for what is a fantastic day out for a lot of people and one which benefits the town and its traders as well. I wish them continued success in future events."