Summer fun as vintage bikes take to the road in Banbury Run

Five hundreds bikes dating back to the early 20th Century travelled through Banburyshire as part of the Banbury Run on Sunday. NNL-150623-144641001
Five hundreds bikes dating back to the early 20th Century travelled through Banburyshire as part of the Banbury Run on Sunday. NNL-150623-144641001

Five hundred vintage and veteran motorcycles were brought to Banburyshire on Sunday for the famous Banbury Run.

The event is the biggest attraction of its kind in the world and this year the oldest bike to be entered was a 117-year-old Leon Bollee, tandem tricycle made in 1898. The most valuable entrant was a £120,000 Brough Superior owned by the Vintage Motorcycle Club whose president, Tim Penn was in control at the handlebars.

The oldest rider on the run was 84 and the youngest 25.

Motorcycles were divided into three groups - those registered before 1915, between 1915 - 25 and those from 1925 and 1931.

The bikes - some with riders and passengers in period costume, were set off in groups of five every minute from the Heritage Motor Museum. Those in the last two groups tackled Sunrising Hill.

The 2016 run will celebrate the 70th anniversary of this iconic event.

Five hundred bikes dating back to the 20th Century took part in the Banbury Run on Sunday. NNL-150623-144954001

Five hundred bikes dating back to the 20th Century took part in the Banbury Run on Sunday. NNL-150623-144954001

Five hundred bikes dating back to the 20th Century took part in the Banbury Run on Sunday. NNL-150623-144954001NNL-150623-145101001

Five hundred bikes dating back to the 20th Century took part in the Banbury Run on Sunday. NNL-150623-144954001NNL-150623-145101001

Five hundred bikes dating back to the 20th Century took part in the Banbury Run on Sunday. NNL-150623-144954001 NNL-150623-144852001

Five hundred bikes dating back to the 20th Century took part in the Banbury Run on Sunday. NNL-150623-144954001 NNL-150623-144852001