Search

All set for a ride from east to west

06:30 14 June 2014

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 news

Vicky Wood, School secretary with Sarah Querelle, Deputy Headteacher at Ellingham Primary School, which has been targeted by oil thieves.

A member of staff at a village school has described her heartbreak after thieves repeatedly stole oil in tanks used to provide heating for young children.

Yesterday, 09:48
The Duchess of Cambridge at the Norfolk Showground to launch the East Anglia's Children's Hospices the nook appeal. Cerys Emeerith-Burley, left, 7; presents a posy to the Duchess, with her friend, Caitlyn Chesher-Brazier, 8; both from Queen's Hills Primary School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Duchess of Cambridge today sent a message of support to hospices across the UK to mark the start of Children’s Hospice Week.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Mark Bee.

Former Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee has become the new chairman of Waveney District Council.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
The Access for All project was funded by the Big Lottery and has taken a year to complete. Picture: James Bass

A year-long project to make Halesworth’s Millennium Green more accessible for residents and tourists alike has been completed.

Most Read

Vicky Wood, School secretary with Sarah Querelle, Deputy Headteacher at Ellingham Primary School, which has been targeted by oil thieves.

A member of staff at a village school has described her heartbreak after thieves repeatedly stole oil in tanks used to provide heating for young children.

Read more
Norfolk Police
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Police released CCTV images of Shane Lay, who was killed in a fail-to-stop collision in Bungay

One man has been released without charge and another is on bail after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a hit-and-run in Bungay.

Read more
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A man and a woman suffered “minor injuries” in a two-vehicle collision in Beccles.

Read more
Honda
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Mark Bee.

Former Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee has become the new chairman of Waveney District Council.

Read more
Peter Aldous
Friday, May 20, 2016
Graham Catchpole who is the new Beccles Mayor.
 

Picture: James Bass

Butcher John Groom will serve as mayor of Bungay for the next year, after Olly Barnes stood down from the role this week.

Read more
Graham Catchpole

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

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

Newsletter Sign Up