Huge crowd turns out for Motorcycle stars

Reflecting on the success of the evening. Robin Appleyard said: “Our ‘Evening With’ has now become an annual event on the Colin Appleyard calendar and it just seems to go from strength to strength. This year has definitely been our best yet! I don't think we could have squeezed many more people in if we'd tried! Our thanks go to Niall, Taylor and Tarran for giving up their time. It was a great evening.”

No charge was made for the event but the audience, who enjoyed a pie and pea’s supper and refreshments, including a glass of Guinness to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, contributed generously to the raffle and auction which raised £1600 for Manorlands Hospice. 

The auction prizes included Taylor’s racing leather from the 2015 season and a pillion ride with Niall at his home circuit Knockhill. Team Colin Appleyard gave VIP tickets to a British Superbike meeting including a commentary box experience with Jack. Kawasaki also chipped in with a signed limited edition print of Jonathan Rea the 2016 World Superbike champion who is also leading the 2017 championship.