A WEALTH of two-wheeled wonders rolled into Wath as a scooter club held its first ever home-town rally.
Proud members of Dearne Valley Scooter Club hosted the Three Counties meeting, which saw scooter owners from South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire gather at the Cross Keys last Wednesday.
Landlord and landlady Jeff Sixmith and Liz Walsh welcomed more than 100 riders and their vehicles to the pub car park on Doncaster Road and laid on free food.
Jeff said: “It was fantastic. We were overwhelmed with how many came and we’ve had so many people thanking us for our hospitality.
“We have been the base for Dearne Valley Scooter Club for a while now and applied to the Three Counties group to host one of their rideouts.
“After attending a few meetings, we were cleared to host this one and another one in July.
“It was a great sight to see — there were Lambrettas, Vespas and a few customised ones, too.”
Jeff said he had long been bitten by the scooter bug some years ago but only invested in his own wheels last year, picking up a white Vespa PX 125, and said he was “still on my L-plates”.
It was not only riders who flocked to the Cross Keys on the night, he said, with passers-by and pub punters also drawn in by the colourful display.
“People said it was great to see the cast of Quadrophenia in Wath,” he said.
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Jeff and Liz have now been invited to attend other clubs’ events, and are preparing to welcome Three Counties riders back to the Dearne Valley on the evening of July 5.
Dearne Valley SC member Ian Hasnip told those who attended: “We didn't know how many would turn up but the weather stayed good and I hope you all enjoyed it.”
Fellow member Bob Hutton said: “Just want to thank every single one of you who turned up at our home pub and gave us a better night than we could have imagined.
“We appreciate that we are little out of the way and the roads are poor to say the least but the 3Cs showed last night what friendship and scootering is all about with a massive turnout.
“Some truly amazing scooters on show and a nice turnout in cars and vans too which was very much appreciated.”