Gleaming machines bring splash of colour

Pictured at Todrophenia 2017 are Ewan Haswell, Debra Haswell, Jim and Sandra Rothwell, and Wendy Williams
Pictured at Todrophenia 2017 are Ewan Haswell, Debra Haswell, Jim and Sandra Rothwell, and Wendy Williams

After a damp start to the day, the sun came out and it got even brighter with the whirr of brightly coloured scooters heading for Todrophenia 2017 at Todmorden Cricket Club last Saturday.

Organised by Mystery Tours Scooter Club, an afternoon of music, stalls and the chance to look at some superb machines, many of them customised, was taken by those who attended and packed the club for some live music.

Todrophenia 2017 pictures by Bruce Fitzgerald

Todrophenia 2017 pictures by Bruce Fitzgerald

Many rode in through Walsden and Todmorden town centre to the cricket field, where the main event ran until evening with extra events on at town centre pubs into the night. One of the bands, Standing In For Joe, posted on Facebook: “Top afternoon at Todrophenia 2017, thanks to everyone that turned up, even the sun came out and joined in which was nice.”

Riding in to Todrophenia 2017

Riding in to Todrophenia 2017

Todrophenia scooter rally at Todmorden Cricket Club

Todrophenia scooter rally at Todmorden Cricket Club

Todrophenia scooter rally at Todmorden Cricket Club

Todrophenia scooter rally at Todmorden Cricket Club

The Nutty Boys themselves decorating this great machine!

The Nutty Boys themselves decorating this great machine!

In my minds eye: The Todrophenia rally provides the chance to have a look at some great beautifully decorated machines - and perhaps spark off a few fresh ideas for riders wanting to design great paintwork for their own machines

In my minds eye: The Todrophenia rally provides the chance to have a look at some great beautifully decorated machines - and perhaps spark off a few fresh ideas for riders wanting to design great paintwork for their own machines

Todrophenia scooter rally at Todmorden Cricket Club

Todrophenia scooter rally at Todmorden Cricket Club