Bikers get set for 30th anniversary

The Grampian Motorcycle Convention takes place on Sunday, September 2.
The Grampian Motorcycle Convention takes place on Sunday, September 2.

This Sunday (September 2) sees the 30th anniversary of the Grampian Motorcycle Convention.

To celebrate this landmark, the convention has been built round a party theme.

Five historical motorcycles, including two ridden by the late, great Barry Sheene, four guest stars, a breathtaking stunt rider, moped racing, supermoto racing and quad racing will ensure that there is plenty to admire during the day.

The kids will be well looked after this year with free face painting and magic shows from Allan’s Magic. All of this and free cake for everyone is on offer at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford.

Two of the special guests this year come from the British Superbike series. Scotland’s very own Stuart Easton will be joined by Michael Laverty from Northern Ireland.

Making their debut this year are the quad racers. Led by the current British and former European Champion Scotland’s very own John Mitchell from Stornoway. 
And what motorcycle convention at Alford would be complete without Moped Mayhem. With the bikes limited to 30mph rider skill can make all the difference.
No excuses for missing any of the action this year as Scotland’s biggest television (6 metres by 4 metres) will be on site showing footage from static and mobile cameras as well as the live timing information.

There will be a huge variety of exhibitors there on the day to satisfy the curiosity of every keen motorcyclist.
The motorcycle clubs of the North-east will also be well-represented on the day with volunteers standing by to provide information when needed.