MOTORCYCLE enthusiasts from the Keighley district have viewed a unique collection.

They visited the National Motorcycle Museum near Solihull, which houses the largest selection of British motorbikes in the world.

More than 50 members of the Aire Valley Classic, Denholme and District and Vintage Japanese motorcycle clubs took part in the trip, travelling to the venue by coach.

"It was a fantastic day," said Brian Sanderson, of the Aire Valley club.

"We feasted our eyes on 170 different marques that make up the 1,000-plus British motorcycles on show, all in tip-top restored condition and displayed in five huge halls.

"There was row upon row of machines, including a number of prototypes and one-offs. A must for people's 'to do' lists!"

The visit was organised by Viv Simpson, of Denholme & District Motorcycle Club, and Mick Steele, chair of Aire Valley Classic Motorcycle Club.

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