THE streets of Clitheroe were lined with Union Jacks, scooters and Vespas as hundreds of people packed out shops and pubs as part of the annual Mod Weekender.

With riders coming from as far away as Scotland, Yorkshire and Germany, organisers say the event continues to go from strength to strength.

Dave Cott said: “I think the massive turnout again speaks for itself.

“People have come from all over and it has been so popular.

“It has been so busy since the morning and everyone has been enjoying Clitheroe and eating and using the local shops.

“The idea was started by Ste Porter from Clitheroe seven years ago and I worked to get involved with him and help out.

“The first years we had about 20 scooters doing two laps of the town but today there was 500 or 600 coming in this weekend.

“People are now talking about it and it is a big event on the scooter scene.

“You have got all kinds of scooters here from vintage to modern ones and it is good for young people to see them.”

James Murray and Dave Camm came from Haslingden to the event.

James said: “It is getting bigger each year and there are some brilliant bands and music on.

“This event is becoming the Brighton of the North and we look forward to it each year.”

David added: “It is great to see so many people coming to Clitheroe and enjoying the event.”

The event was poignant for Chris Isherwood and his family from Billington.

They showed off their Lambretta 200cc trike which belonged to his dad Denis Isherwood, who died last month following a battle with lung disease.

Chris said: “My dad really wanted to ride here. We converted it from a 125cc so we are currently working with the DVLA and we hope to be able to ride it up here next year.

“The organisers have been great as they wanted it to be here and told us to load it onto a trailer. It is a memorial for him.”