SUCK, squeeze, bang, blow - single cylinder two-stroke motorbikes mingled with elite racing machines at Big Bike Sunday at Skipton Auction Mart yesterday (Sunday).

Motorbike enthusiasts braved the weather forecast of afternoon rain to display their mint condition treasures at the event organised by the Aire Valley Classic Motorcycle Club - formerly The Girder Fork and Classic Motorcycle Club. Hundreds of bike fans swept into the popular annual show on two wheels, three wheels, or four.

A soundtrack from the swinging sixties was provided by a live band, a first time at the event, but bikes on show dated back to more than 100 years.

Delights including Gleaming Hondas, Harleys, Vincents and Ducatis provided a full day of entertainment; there were also stalls, selling ice-creams and hot snacks, and bike accessories; as well as Skipton Fire Station, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and North Yorkshire Police.

The event was held in support of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Airedale Hospital's 'Out on Limb' amputee support group.

In previous years, the event has raised more than £1,500 to each of the charities.