Copdock Motorcycle Show was a cracking day with wonderful weather, a terrific turnout and fun for all the family.
The popular charity returned on 19 September for the 29th year, the 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid restrictions, and everyone was keen to make up for lost time with around 15,000 visitors.
The show, organised by Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club, is a firm favourite in the motorcycle calendar with all profits helping worthwhile charities.
We took 35 motorbikes including, for the first time, some of our top-quality used models. Our stand was boosted by the KTM mobile display lorry which gave us a really good showing.
Director Dave Willis said: “We were pretty lucky with the weather because it was still dry when we packed up and left – unlike the last show in 2019 when it poured with rain all day and was horrendous.”
Thankfully it was only visitors who ‘flooded’ to this year’s show, clearly glad to be back at a motorbike show with Copdock one of the few, and biggest, to go ahead this year.
“It was one of the best-attended Copdock shows ever and it went very well.
“We were inundated with visitors all day and everyone seemed to be on very good form. I don’t remember it being that busy before.”
The motorbike park behind our trade stand was full and so were the overflow parks and the car park.
“There hasn’t been a lot to go to this year. It was the first motorcycle show of the year and one of the biggest events in Suffolk since lockdown ended.
“People were clearly pleased to be able to go to it. You’ve got everything there – an auto jumble, stalls, food, arena events and displays and main dealerships showing new motorbikes.”
And the icing on the cake was that we sold three new bikes on the day and had strong interest in half a dozen used models.
“It was the first time we’d taken some used motorbikes, partly because there’s a shortage of some new stock, and good pre-owned models are in demand.
“We don’t really go there to sell motorbikes. It’s more about saying hello to customers, old and new, showing some new motorbikes and being part of the community.”