A group of talented young motor enthusiasts from Ardrossan have picked up a trio of prizes at the prestigious Youthbike contest.
The Three Town’s Motor Project's entry was given added poignancy after the young people decided to name their bike Flying Gavin after Gavin Dunlop - one of the main men behind the popular programme who sadly died during the building of the bike.
The council-run project, based in Ardrossan, sent its Custom Bike Group to Lincoln in England to take part in the competition last month.
Youthbike sees groups of young people from across the UK and Ireland compete using motorbikes they have either built or restored over the last year.
The group showed a wide range of talents, scooping the Youthbike Competitors Choice, Best in Show Fantasy Section, and Best Young Photographer.
There was plenty of imagination and creativity as the Custom Bike Group entered Flying Gavin, which is made out of bike parts, but designed to resemble a plane.
Councillor Alan Hill, spokesman for Community and Culture at North Ayrshire Council congratulated the young people who took part in the Youthbike competition.
He said: “To win three trophies recognises the efforts of the young people as well as the staff who work at the Three Towns Motor Project. Of course, the success was tinged with some sadness following the passing of Gavin Dunlop.
“It is a testament to the inspirational role he played in the project that the group named their entry in his honour.”
Members of the group meet every Tuesday night to work together building and restoring motorbikes. The Custom Bike Group is made up of eight young people, both women and men, aged 14 to 21 and has won over 30 trophies in the last decade.
The group is supported by two members of staff, who are trained mechanics, along with volunteers.
If you are interested in joining the Three Towns Motor Project and are aged over 14, contact Fergus Fulton or Bruce McGoran, on 01294 462659.