Bikers roar into GTM for motorcycle event

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Around 2000 bikers battled the atrocious weekend weather conditions to descend on GTM’s outdoor arena for a top motorcycle event.

The 32nd annual Grampian Motorcycle Convention was held at the Alford museum on Sunday.

Performances from Scotland’s number one stunt rider, Kevin Carmichael, wowed the crowds throughout the afternoon.

Kevin’s competitive career began at the age of seven when he took up schoolboy motocross and in 2002 Kevin was crowned World Champion in Texas.

The Convention introduced Moped Mayhem to the North East of Scotland in 1984 and this year’s show was no exception, with a number of enthusiastic riders taking to the circuit and also to the custom built off road sections, which proved to be an interesting spectacle given the wet weather conditions.

Also taking place on the arena were the popular pursuits and Supermoto races, demonstrating speedway style riding skills in front of the packed grandstand.

Over 30 bikes of all ages , including Museum Trustee Peter Donaldson’s 1962 Ariel Leader, joined in the classic and vintage bike parade.