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Spring Spectacular Roundup

Published: 01 April 2003

Updated: 19 November 2014

11am Sunday:

The weather cooled down considerable throughout the day yesterday but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of bikers that have turned up at Skegness.

The ride-out to Cadwell went off without any disasters with hoards of people lining the roadside to take a look and wave at the enormous procession. It culminated in nearly a thousand riders having a go around the circuit throughout the day.

Back at Butlins the Bikini Bike Wash was well under way with the gorgeous MCN Babe squad offering a free leather down to any willing biker.

The Stunt show was a roaring success with Sonnie Ferguson, Terry Grant, and Jason Flinn all keeping the crowd entertained with some of the stupidest stuff you could imagine doing on two wheels, well actually they were only on one wheel for most of the time.

Throughout all this there was the continuous drone of the CCM Supermoto experience, mini-motos, and the Dyno testing going on all day.

6pm saw the start of the hooliganism with burn-outs and wheelies galore. Elvis turned up in two different guises and the spectacle was so much that Saddam Hussein even decided to surrender by wheelying his Monkey Bike down the car park.

Saturday night was the turn of Suzie Quattro and Jamie Witham’s band The Po Boys to entertain. Both of whom sent the crowd absolutely wild and were kept on stage by encores well in to the night.

We’ll keep you updated with more antics from Skegness throughout the day so don’t forget to check back later.

11:30am: Saturday

Thousands have arrived in Skegness, despite a noticeable police presence on the A52 towards Skegness. Friday night saw Alvin Stardust on one stage, and Steve Feringo on another. With highlights including a band in either drag or ladies underwear, everyone seemed to be in high spirits.

Walking anywhere takes twice as long due to the number of bikes and young ladies, and the night is punctuated by the sound of GSX-Rs bouncing off their rev limiters, and monkey bikes pulling wheelies.

The weather is perfect, sunny but not too warm, and the build up for the ride-out to Cadwell Park is really starting to grow an hour before the event.

We’ll be uploading pictures of the best bikes, babes and booze-fuelled stupidity later today, so keep checking back to the site.

MCN Spring Spectacular Preview

Thousands will be visiting the MCN Spring Spectacular at Butlins in Skegness this weekend, April 5-6.

All weekend tickets are now sold out, but you can still get day tickets to join the fun. You’ll be able to see stunt shows, try a CCM Supermoto, race minimotos and join in the Sunday rideout. Click on the right to see a full itinerary.

Day tickets are £7.50 per day, or £20 for a family ticket (one adult/three children or two adults/two children). The day ticket allows access between 10am and 5pm. If you want to visit both days, you can call the Skegness tourist board for information on 01754-764821.

Butlins is on the A52, heading from Skegness to Mablethorpe.

If you’re riding to Skeggy, why not post a message on the Discussion and Chat boards, and meet up with some fellow mcn.com readers. The more people you travel with, the more stories you’ll have to tell over a few pints when you’ve arrived.

To make travelling a little easier, we’ll be publishing a list of the best routes to Butlins, and where potential hazards and speed cameras are located. If you know of any locations the police like to target, or spot any on the way up, either e-mail daniel.thornton@emap.com, or call 01733-468013.

MCN reporters Angus Farquhar and Dan Thornton will be at Skegness throughout the weekend, armed with cameras and laptops to report on the highlights of the event, but if you’ve got a digital camera or video, make sure you take them, and e-mail us your incriminating evidence. We’ll post the best once our hangovers have cleared.

Fancy arranging a ride-in? Post your messages on the News board by clicking on the link on the right.

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