'A great success' for third scooter charity rideout

Published: 21 September 2017

The Sleaford All-Knighters Scooter Club invited scooters from all over the country for their third charity, fun rally over the weekend.

Over 200 riders showed-up to ride with Nicky Reeves, who has Down's Syndrome, and to also raise money for charity.

Organiser Rob Castle said: "Nicky always loved scootering. His extended carer is Colin who is a member of the Sleaford All-Knighters, who would bring Nicky along to our Wednesday-night rideouts."

Nicky is absolutely nuts about scooters but can’t ride one because of his condition. Prompting the Sleaford-based scooter club to adapt a mobility scooter so he could join in. It features the fairings from a Vespa and is finished in Nicky’s favourite shade of yellow.

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With a loop around Sleaford from the Barge and Bottle pub, Nicky led the mob of scooter enthusiasts.

“Lots of different clubs arrived and helped to make the day a great success,” added Rob. “I spotted riders from Hitchin, Wigan, Pontefract, ‘Scoots and Boots’ from Lincoln, Sutton in Ashfield, ‘Junction 25 Casuals’, ‘Craiggy’s Mates S/C’ and the Corby Scooter Club. 

“The Sleaford All-Knighters Scooter Club and their marshals did a great job and all the riders and clubs helped make the day a great success. Nicky was certainly a very happy chappy.”

Rob added that Nicky is now a member of scooter organisations throughout the world - including every organisation in Australia.

Last year, the event saw around 220 scooters attend, with prizes for best Lambretta, best Vespa and best scooter and £600 was raised for a local woman suffering from Down’s Syndrome in need of support. 

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