Wheelie great day for bike enthusiasts

The 50th year of Rotary in Newton Stewart started with a resounding roar of 150 motor bikes and trikes entering the town following a ride in from castle Douglas where they assembled early on Sunday morning.

Police Scotland lead and escorted the procession on its journey via New Galloway. At least 180 bikes created a spectacular sight of the most amazing collection of pristine bikes on display back in Newton Stewart.

Sunday 7th August
The Wheelie Good Bike Show Newton Stewart
A little pose from Fiona  McCourtnet on one of the trikes

Sunday 7th August The Wheelie Good Bike Show Newton Stewart A little pose from Fiona McCourtnet on one of the trikes

The event was created for the community to have the opportunity to look around and gain an insight into the area’s Blood Bikes, Galloway Mountain Rescue vehicle, see the inside of the Vehicle Speed Camera van and check out the local display of competitive Rally cars. A variety of food, entertainment and general interest stalls operated to a background of live music from an impressive stage. An addition to the Wheelie Good Bike Show this year was the Newton Stewart Hatchery duck race down the River Cree.

Rotary thanks all those who gave their time to make the event a success and those who gave donations towards the ambitious support project for childhood diabetes in Dumfries and Galloway. President Gordon Bennie told the Galloway Gazette “ I am delighted and impressed by the number of bikers who travelled from across the UK to contribute towards the success of this event and we are delighted and thank the high number of local bikers who joined into the spirit of the event.”