HONDA Goldwing enthusiasts from across the country – and the world – headed to Keighley for a special gathering.

The Goldwing Day, staged by Colin Appleyard Motorcycles, was the last to be overseen by Barry Walton.

He is retiring after more than four decades at the dealership.

Managing director Robin Appleyard thanked him for his "commitment and dedication" and a presentation was made by the Goldwing Owners Club.

"The consensus of everyone present was that Barry's knowledge of Goldwing bikes and trikes is unrivalled and will be sorely missed," said Mr Appleyard.

The event was attended by riders from as far afield as Kent, Cornwall, Scotland and Ireland and one enthusiast – former Keighley man Nigel Fenton – jetted in from America.

Refreshments were served in the old Hargreaves warehouse adjacent to the Wellington Road bike shop.

The warehouse premises were bought recently by Appleyard's and will eventually be transformed into a workshop.

Bikers also used the day to raise funds for Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice Manorlands, the company's official charity partner.

More than £350 was coined-in.