THE streets of Clitheroe were lined with people dressed in parka jackets, zoot suits and mod regalia at the weekend, as the annual Ribble Valley Scooter Rally took place in the town.

Over three days, bars and venues in Clitheroe hosted bands and musicians, playing songs from the mod era, while Saturday afternoon saw the ride-in take place, with hundreds of scooters descending on Castle Street.

Claire Brown and Mark Kinsella had come from Preston especially for the ride-in.

Miss Brown said: “We love it; we come every year; the atmosphere is amazing, and the town is buzzing.

“It’s great to see like-minded people all enjoying themselves in one place. The scooters and the fashion are brilliant too - the effort people put in is like nothing else I’ve seen, and they always have great bands and music on which makes it even better.”

With riders coming from as far away as Scotland, Yorkshire and Dorset, the event continues to go from strength to strength.

Organiser, Dave Cott, said: “We changed the name this year from the Ribble Valley Mod Weekender to the Ribble Valley Scooter Rally as really we wanted to spread the word to the scooter family across the country that it’s about the scooters, the music and the people.

“Friday night was brilliant; the music was banging; we had The 1960 Four playing at the Rose and Crown and Supernova at the British Legion and tonight will be great as well.

“There’s a good old number turned out today considering what the weather was like this morning. I was actually a bit worried as we had one stall holder pull out as they were coming up from Brighton but the sun has made an appearance and we couldn’t have asked for better really.

“My mate actually phoned me up this morning and said he was coming all the way down from Scotland just for the ride-in, it’s incredible.

“It’s getting a bigger name for itself now and I was at the Isle of Wight rally earlier this year and for an event that big, to hear people talking about your little scooter rally in Clitheroe, it’s really nice.

“We’ve got loads more sponsors with the pubs this year so thanks to those guys, and we’re raising money for the East Lancs Hospice too.

“Same again next year I'd imagine.”

Next years' Scooter Rally is expected to take place on the weekend of September 26. For more information, keep an eye on the Facebook page @RibbleValleyScooterRally