Photo Gallery: East Coast Truckers Convoy gives youngsters a trip to treasure as it travels from Norwich to Pleasurewood Hills

East Coast Truckers annual convoy from Norwich to Pleasurewood Hills. Photo: Steve Adams East Coast Truckers annual convoy from Norwich to Pleasurewood Hills. Photo: Steve Adams

Monday, August 25, 2014
9:39 AM

More than 80 truck drivers are giving disabled and disadvantaged youngsters a trip to remember.

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The 29th East Coast Truckers convoy set off from County Hall in Norwich at 10am today.

With excited youngsters waving from the cabs of the enormous vehicles, the trucks are making their way to Pleasurewood Hills.

Crowds have lined the route to watch the hooting and tooting trucks make their way to the theme park, near Lowestoft.

After a day of fun and rides at Pleasurewood Hills, the convoy will set off to return via Great Yarmouth at about 5pm.

See tomorrow’s papers for more pictures from the convoy and to read about some of the young people taking part.

3 comments

  • Hi as the organiser of this event, we decided after a few years now of trying to instruct the drivers to cut the horns on certain parts of the route, this is because of Livestock in the fields on the A47 Acle Straight, aswell as the A12 from Hopton to Pleasurewood Hills. Just before PWH is a roding school who teach on the Sunday as we pass through. Regarding the Jelicoe Road area of Great Yarmouth this again is because of the Great Yarmouth racecourse holding a bank holiday weekend. This year we introduced the signs. So drivers were aware of the situation. We understand how disappointing this is for our supporters who prefer the quieter locations to view the Convoy, but we try to keep everyone on side with what we do. All in all this year was a great success and I can't thank you all enough for your continued support over the last 29 years. It's great to see you out in thousands. Great Yarmouth Seafront was a very spectacular site for me in truck 1 this year. Thank you and see you for the big 30th celebrations

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    Matty Fitch

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • We choose to head to Yarmouth seafront this year to watch them!! Have watched every year since I was young. Noticed this year though the introduction of 'NO HORNS' and 'HORNS OK' signs along the road!!! Have watched the last couple of years at Tesco roundabout in lowestoft and although we were told the trucks were not allowed to sound their horns, a couple of good sports (to the delight of the kids around us watching) responded to the arm gestures and gave them a 'honk'!!!! Would like to know the reason behind it.......for a few minutes of noise as they pass surely people haven't complained or is someone worried that's what will happen and is covering their backs before it does? Surely people can see its for charity and a few minutes of noise isn't the end of the world!!!

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    Krlmch

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • What a brilliant spectacle watched them coming home at Brundall roundabout A big thanks to all the truckers and support staff who make it all such an enjoyable day for all the children

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    Darren Mallett

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

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