Search

All set for a ride from east to west

The group of Norfolk motorcyclists who will be riding from east to west raising funds for the Royal British legion Riders Branch,

The group of Norfolk motorcyclists who will be riding from east to west raising funds for the Royal British legion Riders Branch,

Archant

A Loddon couple will be joining a group of motorcyclists on a two-day charity ride from Ness Point in Lowestoft to Land’s End in Cornwall.

The team of seven - including Colin and Christine Hartley of Loddon - will be representing First Eastern Counties transport operator and will be riding more than 450 miles from east to west visiting First buses depots along the way.

The group will be raising funds for the Poppy Appeal to help the Royal British Legion Riders Branch reach their £1,000,000 target as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations.

Mr Hartley, who organised the fundraiser, works as a depot supervisor at First’s Lansdowne Road and Vulcan Road depots in Norwich, and will be joined by Norwich bus drivers Alan Brenkley and Adrian Kemp, along with their wives, and his brother-in-law Jimmy Sturman, who is a relief standard-bearer.

The Royal British Legion Riders Branch has raised £540,000 for the Poppy Appeal since 2004 - a cause very close to Mr Hartley following 12 years of service in the army as a driver specialist.

He said: “My grandfather was in the army during the First World War and my father served in the Second World War.

“We formed a group last year where we got together and went out on bike rides. When the riding season finished we went out for a meal and started talking about what challenges we wanted to set ourselves this year.

“We wanted to ride from Lowestoft to Land’s End on the longest day of the year but we decided to split it over two days and raise money for charity.”

The group will be setting off on their challenge next Thursday and hope to reach the finish line by next Saturday. They are aiming to raise £l,000.

To sponsor the team visit Mr Hartley’s fundraising page www.justgiving.com/colin-hartley

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Beccles and Bungay Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Beccles and Bungay Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Beccles and Bungay Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other popular content

Yesterday, 21:29

A pub owner in Chedgrave has praised the emergency services for their quick response after an elderly woman suffered a serious head injury after a fall.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

When Dr Tim Morton was called to treat a patient injured in a road accident - little did he know he’d be returning to his own home.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

An area of grass, which was “deliberately” set ablaze, has been dealt with by firefighters.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Warm tributes have been paid to the wife of Wing Cdr Tom Neil – the last surviving pilot in East Anglia who fought in the Battle of Britain.

Most Read

Yesterday, 21:29

A pub owner in Chedgrave has praised the emergency services for their quick response after an elderly woman suffered a serious head injury after a fall.

Read more
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

When Dr Tim Morton was called to treat a patient injured in a road accident - little did he know he’d be returning to his own home.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital
Saturday, April 22, 2017

An area of grass, which was “deliberately” set ablaze, has been dealt with by firefighters.

Read more
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Warm tributes have been paid to the wife of Wing Cdr Tom Neil – the last surviving pilot in East Anglia who fought in the Battle of Britain.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:29

Hundreds of patriotic Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and their leaders from across Waveney have proudly marched through two towns in honouring their patron saint.

Read more
Carlton Colville

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 7°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter