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Mayor's Appeal Bike Ride starts at C&A Superbikes

Mayor's Appeal Bike Ride starts at C&A Superbikes


Collecting over 150kg of food on their travels, more than 80 bikers took part in a charity fun run at the weekend for the Mayor’s Appeal.

Despite numbers being down on last year’s run, the bikers still collected a car-load of food to be made into Christmas hampers for the elderly living in and around Lynn.

Richard Pike, one of the organisers, said: “We had 82 bikes on Saturday, three of them were SERV riders, but our record for the event is 273.

“The weather may have put a couple of people off, but as soon as we set off on the ride the sun came out and there were blue skies. We all had a great time.”

The convoy left C&A Superbikes, at Saddlebow, at around 1.30pm before following a 30mile route which took them through Wiggenhall St Germans, Sutton Bridge, Walpole Cross Keys, Terrington St Clement and into Lynn, where they finished at the town hall.

Pausing towards the end of the ride, Mr Pike said: “A lady came over to us while we were stopped at the Tuesday Market Place and asked what we were doing it for - when we told her we were taking food for the King’s Lynn Food Bank she seemed impressed.

“It’s good publicity for motorcyclists and it’s nice to change people’s perceptions of bikers.”

West Norfolk Mayor Geoffrey Wareham met the bikers at the end of their ride with a cup of tea at the town hall.

This year’s event, organised by Richard Pike, Stuart Coote and Simon Boughen, marked the 18th ride since the charity run started in 1993 bringing bikers from over 100 miles away.

Mr Pike said: “I’d like to say a big thanks to everyone who came along and took part, with a special thanks to the all of the marshalls, especially the two we roped in on the day.

“We hope to see everyone again next year.”

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