Biker ticks off 40th pier at Cromer

A motorcyclist riding around the nation's 55 seaside piers passed through Norfolk yesterday.

A motorcyclist riding around the nation's 55 seaside piers passed through Norfolk yesterday.

Cromer pier was 40th on the hit list of retired shopfitting company director Roger Fellows who is doing the trip as a charity venture.

The 3,500-mile tour is being organised by the Round Table to raise funds and publicity for the Anthony Nolan Trust's work with bone marrow donations to help leukaemia sufferers.

The 61-year-old started out in June but had an enforced seven week lay-off after 15 piers following a crash on the M5 as he headed to Torquay, which left him with a broken shoulder.

Having got back on track he is currently on the East Anglian leg of his 3,500-mile tour due to end at Brighton by the weekend.

Mr Fellows, a member of the Professional and Executive Motorcyclists Club, said he regularly supported his local Round at Newport in Shropshire, and offered to do the ride on behalf of their charity.

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His journey, now astride a Honda CBF 1000 after his earlier accident on a scrambler bike, had taken him to “some grand piers in full swing with candy floss” and others which were “virtually derelict fishing jetties.

Details of his trip can been seen at http://piersoftherealm.mysite.orange.co.uk

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