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Bikers roar in for Moto Guzzi
MORE than 100 motorbikes roared into Fordingbridge on Friday night for the Moto Guzzi parade on Saturday.
The annual event played host to the International V Rally, and about 500 visitors and residents lined the streets to watch 135 new Guzzi bikes parade around the town.
Fordingbridge mayor Malcolm Connolly told the Journal that the event was a roaring success.
He said: "The Moto Guzzi is one of the highlights of our calendar and we look forward to welcoming them to Fordingbridge every year.
“The Moto Guzzi parade went very well indeed and the riders and organisers had a good reception. It is a very warm and friendly event and we look forward to them coming back next year."
Travellers had moved onto the Fordingbridge Recreation Ground just five days before the Motor Guzzi crew arrived in the town ahead of Saturday’s parade but were moved on.
Cllr Connolly added: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the police, Hampshire County Council, the district council, Ringwood Town Council and our solicitors Jacksons who worked together and shared information to facilitate a speedy eviction of the travellers.
"Moto Guzzi was able to go ahead without a hitch."
n Moto Guzzi was established in 1976 by a small band of 40 Italian bike enthusiasts. Now the club covers the UK and Ireland and has almost 3,000 members.