Bikes of all shapes and sizes roar out of Diss on charity ride

PUBLISHED: 10:22 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:42 23 July 2018

Bikers gather in Diss ahead of the charity ride. Picture: Simon Parkin

Bikers gather in Diss ahead of the charity ride. Picture: Simon Parkin


From the deep throbbing roar of Harley Davidson to the high pitch rattle of Lambretta and Vespa, motorcycles of all shapes and sizes took part in a charity ride from Diss.

Bikers — who varied just as much as their rides — cut as impressive sight as they stopped traffic and drew the crowds for the ride on Sunday.

Motorcycles ranged from full-on muscle bikes to scooters to trikes and quad-bikes.

They rallied at Morrisons in Diss before leaving in convey for a 40-mile road through the South Norfolk countryside to The Ox and Plough at Old Buckenham.

The ride was raising funds for The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of a Burston man who died after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Andy Downes, also from Burston, organised the event after the death of his friend Ted Churchard, who he met through their mutual love of motorcycles. A similar event last summer raised more than £2,000 for the charity.

Mr Downes said: “It was another great turn out. We even had people who had travelled from as far as Doncaster to take part. Someone did a count and apparently it was 151 bikes.

“The Brain Tumour Charity is one of the less well known charities so it is important to raise more money and awareness in the memory of Ted.”

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