BIKE lovers have the chance to see models from the last century at an event this bank holiday.

The Durham classic and custom bike show is set to take place for the second time on Monday, with a wide range of bikes on display in the Market Place and Millennium Place.

Dave Wigham, who organises the event for Durham Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), said: “Last year, we were thrilled to have nearly 100 bikes in the city centre, covering over 100 years of motorcycling history.

“Almost every British manufacture of the last century was represented, as well as numerous foreign models. This year’s event promises to build on last year, with many organisations joining us, including the region’s volunteer bloodbikes and Wheels to Work.”

The bikes will be on display between 11am and 4pm and the event will focus on safety and training.

Colin Wilkes, managing director of Durham Markets, which has been working with Durham MAG to organise the event, said: “After the success of last year’s classic and custom bike show, we’re confident this year’s will once again give people locally a great reason to come into Durham on Bank Holiday Monday.

“Whether you’re bike fanatics or just fascinated, there’s plenty to do and see.”

For those arriving by motorbike, there will be a signed free bike park located in the Territorial Lane car park by the old swimming baths on Elvet Waterside available between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

This year’s event will feature Wheels to Work, Northumbria Bloodbikes, Newcastle Speedway, Christian Bikers and Durham Armed Forces Charity Bikers.

Live music will be provided by Circa 69 while the Full Moon Street Food Market will be taking place in the Market Place.

The city is also hosting Durham Pride this weekend, with events planned at The Sands on Saturday and Sunday.