Big turnout for West Norfolk Mayor’s annual bike run

20th King's Lynn Mayor's Appeal Motorbike Run,'Steve Cox and Barry Ayres (Mayor of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk)'Contact Richard Pike 07754 104377 ANL-141117-084940009
20th King's Lynn Mayor's Appeal Motorbike Run,'Steve Cox and Barry Ayres (Mayor of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk)'Contact Richard Pike 07754 104377 ANL-141117-084940009
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Bikers turned out in force to help people in need at Christmas when they supported the 20th anniversary Mayor’s Appeal Motorbike Run.

A total of 148 bikes took part in the event – making it one of the most successful for a few years – with riders donating a whole host of festive food items for Lynn Foodbank.

20th King's Lynn Mayor's Appeal Motorbike Run,''Contact Richard Pike 07754 104377 ANL-141117-085012009

20th King's Lynn Mayor's Appeal Motorbike Run,''Contact Richard Pike 07754 104377 ANL-141117-085012009

The 34-mile run started at C&A Superbikes in Saddlebow, Lynn, and ended at Lynn Town Hall and among the riders was West Norfolk Mayor Barry Ayres and deputy Mayor Colin Manning, who both rode pillion.

Organiser Richard Pike said the convoy drew lots of attention, especially from youngsters, as the bikes rode along the A17 to Sutton Bridge and then through to Wisbech, passing through villages on the old A47 before arriving back in Lynn.

They then enjoyed free tea and coffee served by Lynn ATC cadets at the town hall.

The food items were donated to the Foodbank as part of the Mayor’s Appeal, a civic tradition which organises the distribution of Christmas food packages to Lynn area pensioners.

20th King's Lynn Mayor's Appeal Motorbike Run,''Contact Richard Pike 07754 104377 ANL-141117-084640009

20th King's Lynn Mayor's Appeal Motorbike Run,''Contact Richard Pike 07754 104377 ANL-141117-084640009

Mr Pike said riders came from far and wide and really enjoyed the day.

He said: “The weather plays a big factor in the event, and I think the warm November, combined with the fact it was our 20th anniversary ride, meant we had one of our biggest turnouts in a while.

“I’d like the thank all the riders for supporting the day as without them we wouldn’t be able to do it.”

He also thanked town hall staff and cadets for the refreshments, the marshalls for helping everyone get safely round the route and Gary Ewing for setting up his Snax To Go van so riders could fuel up before the ride.