A COUPLE have combined their two greatest passions - Burnley FC and scooters, by painting their two-wheeled models claret and blue.

Dave Cott, 54 and his wife Clare, 41 have taken their colourful support, in the form of their respective Vespa and Lambrettas, to scooter rallies as far away as Germany and the Isle of White.

The couple, who were married at Turf Moor in 2010 and live in Clitheroe, are also part of a small scooter club in the town called Radeclyffe Roadsters, named after the street where they live.

“Every single member is a Claret,” said Dave. “Our banner is claret and blue and has the club crest and so do our club sweatshirts.”

Dave, who was brought up in Brierfield and owns four Vespas, said he decided to have the paintwork done on his scooter earlier this year.

It contains the club crest and a detailed painted image of the club’s most glorious recent moment, captain Steve Caldwell holding aloft the Championship play-off final winners trophy at Wembley in 2009.

Dave, who is and area manager for a private health firm, said: “The design is always a talking point when we go to scooter rallies and is much admired. People say they can’t believe the detail in the Caldwell image, it’s like a photograph.

“There’s a lot of banter with other fans and we get teased with people saying they like our West Ham United colours. “We get to most Burnley games but don’t travel there on the scooters.”

The paintwork was done by Burnley-based Airbrush Art and cost more than £1,000.

Asked whether Radeclyffe Roadsters would ever accept a Blackburn Rovers fan as member, Dave said: “ I don’t think they would get past our strict selection criteria.”