If you’re a keen biker or are just looking for something different to do, take time out on a Saturday and check out the entertainment that goes with some stunning machines!

Early December brought a great festive atmosphere to the centre of the town and the entrance to the main market in Loulé. Giant santas stood on either side of the entrance while a charismatic crowd of Harley Davidson owners, bike fans and visitors to the area formed an enthusiastic audience for the live band performing at the start of the Harley owners Christmas party.

Rock ‘n’ roll was the order of the day and a few hours of the great classic numbers could not have been more fitting, especially when backed by the thrilling sound of the comings and goings of dozens of gleaming Harley motorcycles. The atmosphere was electric.

The group meets every Saturday in front of the market with organiser Paulo Madeira in charge. The charismatic Paulò, has organised events and regular meetings for the group for 25 years, which includes visiting Harley bikers who come from across Europe as well as the local Loulé riders who never miss an opportunity for a get-together.

Each Saturday, some 30 to 40 bikes pitch up by the market steps – the scene is spectacular.

Onlookers are welcomed every week, especially those with an interest in the magnificent machines on show – pre-war models as well as the big contemporary bikes.

Thanks to our friend Ben and the group for inviting us to, join them. For more details find Paulo on facebook by searching for Paulomadeira.


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