Scooter cheers for new pub landlord

NHUD11-2132-3''Hucknall Blue Boar Scooter Club held a meeting at Hucknall's Flying Bedstead Pub on Wednesday to greet the new Landlord Darren Spraggs.
NHUD11-2132-3''Hucknall Blue Boar Scooter Club held a meeting at Hucknall's Flying Bedstead Pub on Wednesday to greet the new Landlord Darren Spraggs.
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HUCKNALL’s Blue Boar Scooter Club was joined by riders from across the region in a spectacular welcome for the new landlord at the town’s Flying Bedstead pub.

The car park of the long-standing Watnall Road pub was filled to capacity with a range of two-wheeled machines, ranging from classic Lambretta and Vespa models from the 1960s to more modern designs.

Riders from the East Midlands Scooter Alliance (EMSA) took about 80 scooters to the event, travelling from as far as Derby.

Among the coveted bikes on show were Lambretta Series 2s and Vespa Sprints.

The founding member for the local scooter club, Dave Arnold, said the pub was their regular meeting place and they wanted to repay the hospitality of new landlord Darren Spraggs.

“We have been meeting at the pub every week like clockwork and as the new landlord has been so accommodating, we wanted to get as many clubs here as possible as a bit of a gesture.

“We didn’t have much luck with the weather but even so, there were plenty of scooters and riders there.”

The long-established scooter club — one of the oldest in the country — currently has more than 30 members and meets at the pub every Wednesday.

This weekend, local riders are planning a trip to the three-day International Scooter Rally on the Isle Of Wight, which is the largest festival of its kind.

n OUR PHOTOS show (above) Bedstead landlord Darren Spraggs being welcomed by the scooter riders and (left) trying out a scooter of his own — DISPICS NHUD 11-2132-3 and 2.