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Sheringham carnival kicks off in style with 400-bike Harley Davidson invasion

PUBLISHED: 16:34 28 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:42 28 July 2018

Harley Davidson motorcycles ride through Sheringham as part of a two-and-a-half mile convoy from Fakenham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Harley Davidson motorcycles ride through Sheringham as part of a two-and-a-half mile convoy from Fakenham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Sheringham Carnival kicked off in style, when more than 400 motorcycles roared into town in a two-and-a-half-mile Harley Davidson convoy.

Harley Davidson owners line their bikes up in Sheringham high street.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHarley Davidson owners line their bikes up in Sheringham high street. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Now in its seventh year, the annual spectacle is organised by Sheringham carnival events manager Graham Deans with Harley Owners Group Fenlanders chapter members co-ordinating the ride, which follows the coast road from Fakenham.

An estimated 5,000 lined the streets to watch at Sheringham, as Harley owners from as far afield as Suffolk and Essex were welcomed by town mayor Madeleine Ashcroft and town crier Andrew Cunningham.

Harley Davidson owners line their bikes up in Sheringham high street.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHarley Davidson owners line their bikes up in Sheringham high street. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

“The event just gets bigger every year,” Mr Deans said. “I think the attraction is the noise, the immaculate presentation and the fact that every single Harley is different – I think we can safely say this is the biggest event of its kind in Norfolk.”

After travelling to Sheringham through Stiffkey, Cley and Weybourne accompanied by 52 outriders, riders lined their machines up along the high street, where they chatted to local people and holidaymakers before setting off to Holt.

Harley Davidson motorcycles ride through Sheringham as part of a two-and-a-half mile convoy from Fakenham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHarley Davidson motorcycles ride through Sheringham as part of a two-and-a-half mile convoy from Fakenham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Carnival bucket collectors on duty at the Harley Davidson invasion.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Carnival bucket collectors on duty at the Harley Davidson invasion. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Harley Davidson motorcycles lined up along Sheringham high street.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHarley Davidson motorcycles lined up along Sheringham high street. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Harley Davidson owners lining their bikes up in High Street.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHarley Davidson owners lining their bikes up in High Street. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Harley Davidson motorcycles ride through Sheringham as part of a two-and-a-half mile convoy from Fakenham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHarley Davidson motorcycles ride through Sheringham as part of a two-and-a-half mile convoy from Fakenham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Harley Davidson motorcycles on show at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHarley Davidson motorcycles on show at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Harley Davidson motorcycles line up in Sheringham high street.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHarley Davidson motorcycles line up in Sheringham high street. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Harley Davidson motorcycles ride through Sheringham as part of a two-and-a-half mile convoy from Fakenham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHarley Davidson motorcycles ride through Sheringham as part of a two-and-a-half mile convoy from Fakenham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Harley Davidson motorcycles ride through Sheringham as part of a two-and-a-half mile convoy from Fakenham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHarley Davidson motorcycles ride through Sheringham as part of a two-and-a-half mile convoy from Fakenham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham mayor Madeleine Ashcroft and town crier Andrew Cunningham welcome the Harley Davidson convoy.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham mayor Madeleine Ashcroft and town crier Andrew Cunningham welcome the Harley Davidson convoy. Photo: KAREN BETHELL


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