TWO of the biggest names in British motorcycling attended an open day at a North-East garage.

Former Superbike world champion Chris Walker and John McGuinness, the 21-time Isle of Man TT champion, chatted with enthusiasts at Stephen Billau and Sons, in Darlington, on Saturday (June 21).

The open day was one of a string of events the garage has held with the biker community in Darlington and surrounding area.

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Andrew Billau, one of the partners in the business, said between 1,500 and 2,000 people attended the open day.

He said: "We have been doing bikes for about three years and wanted to get our name on the map.

"John McGuinness is the biggest name in motorbike sport and Chris is a very popular lad in British Superbikes.

"So we put the two together and it went brilliantly".

The open day also included a trail bikes display.

A weekly bike night meeting is held at the garage, in Chesnut Street, from 8pm on Thursdays.

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