Largest biker parade not valid, say important boffin-types from Guinness
CANADIAN BIKERS have had their hopes of setting a new world record dashed by officials at the Guinness World Records.
Port Dover's attempt to get into the Guinness World Records for holding the single largest motorcycle parade at last June's biker rally has finally been disallowed.
County officials recorded the number of bikers that day by handing out special tags as they arrived at roadblocks outside of town. They came up with a count - 12,000, even though more like 30,000 actually rode into town that day - and sent a package to the Guinness people over here in good Old Blighty.
"They told us it was not good enough," said Clark Hoskin, Norfolk's manager of tourism and economic development. The problem, said Hoskin, was in proving there was a single parade. In the eyes of Guinness, there were three entrances to town that day and thus three parades. "We needed one parade over a defined route over a defined period of time," said Hoskin.
Keith Swarts, president of PD13, the citizens group that organises the rallies, said he is "totally disappointed" the event isn't one for the record books.
"I didn't know they had rules."