RIDERS are signing up from as far away as Scotland to take part in a forthcoming family classic motorbike festival.
Thundersprint organisers are announcing further details of the event, which will take place in May at Darley Moor Circuit, and will feature a funfair, RAF Spitfire display along with displays and demonstrations of classic motorbikes.
Invitations to take part in the track sessions and cavalcade have attracted interest from riders across the country - with people signing up from London, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.
Organiser Frank Melling said: “In the 17 years we have been running the event we have never had a response like this.
“Darley Moor is very popular with riders and its central location, easily accessible from every part of the country, means that we are attracting entries from all over the British Isles.
The first rider to sign up was Stockport rider Michael Hunt. He said: “The Thundersprint is my favourite event of the year.
“It’s a wonderfully relaxed and informal meeting and yet amateur riders like me get to ride with some of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time. There’s no other event like it.”
Jim Ross, who is bringing his rare Aermacchi bike from Scotland said: “I always try to do the Thundersprint because it is such a unique event.
“It always attracts a huge crowd but the atmosphere is really laid back and I take a lot of pleasure in being able to show my Aermacchi to such appreciative fans.”