Longest line of scooters - world record
set by UK scooter riders
Humber Bridge, UK -- 840 scooter enthusiasts
have taken part in an procession across the Humber Bridge
during an event organised by the Yorkshire Scooter Alliance
(YSA) with Cleethorpes and Grimsby Scooter Club -
the new world record for the Longest
line of scooters.
Longest line of scooter record attempt was held as
part of an east coast ride from Whitby to Cleethorpes. It
began at the tolls on the Humber Bridge and ended under a
finish line on the south bank on the A15.
Bikers from all over the north of England
took part and paid £2 to enter, which will be donated to the
Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The Humber Bridge board agreed the
money for the tolls could be paid up front and donated to
Organiser George Holdness said they were
delighted with the event.
The procession was organised by the Grimsby and
Cleethorpes Scooter Scene (GCSS) and the Yorkshire Scooter
Mr Holdess said they had been joined by
Andrew White from Leeds band the Kaiser Chiefs, who is a keen
Derek Cooper, a member of the YSA
events team, said: "We attempted to do this in 2007 in the
Isle Of White and we had over 1,000 scooters, but two cars
got in the middle of us so the attempt was quashed. "This
time we worked closely with the Humber Bridge board to make
sure no cars interfered."
Mr Cooper, who led the bikers across the
bridge, said: "It was such a brilliant, unique event. "I was
honoured to lead the procession over the bridge. The atmosphere
was euphoric. When we got over the bridge there were loads
of people waving and cheering and it was quite emotional.