Rain doesn’t dampen Copdock spirit

We were delighted brave bikers battled the elements to make sure torrential rain did not turn an annual charity motorcycle show into a damp squib.

The weather was certainly not kind to Copdock Motorcycle Show on Sunday, at Trinity Park Showground in Ipswich, but it did not stop us supporting this key regional biking event.

We had an even bigger presence this year with a display of 17 Kawasakis and 12 Suzukis, along with the manufacturers’ promotional event trucks.

Orwell Motorcycles director Dave Willis said: “It was ridiculously wet but we were pleasantly surprised by the number of people. I was very impressed by the stamina of our local motorcycle community, even if a lot turned up in cars rather than on bikes!”

A constant flow of people visited our stand, which we shared with Ipswich and Suffolk Rider Training, and we had plenty of shelter to protect them from the elements.

“But a lot of people stayed out in the rain looking at the bikes. We had quite a lot of inquiries,” he said.

“People made the best of it and it’s all for charity. A lot of people turned up and supported the good work that the Copdock show committee members do for charity.

“We appreciated all the people making an effort to support the event, given the weather, by turning up at the show.”

This was the 28th annual charity event, organised by Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club, and it is now regarded as the largest one-day motorcycle show in East Anglia.