Dereham bikers to ride in respect for Afghanistan troops

Steve Charlton, left, and Graham Thompson, right

Steve Charlton, left, and Graham Thompson, right - Credit: Archant

Dereham Mortorcycle Club have organised a Fathers Day ride in respect of our armed forces in Afghanistan.

Last year's ride proved succesful

Last year's ride proved succesful - Credit: Archant

Dereham Mortorcycle Club have organised a Fathers Day ride in respect of our armed forces in Afghanistan.

In conjunction with The Royal British Legion the riders will be setting off at 11am on Fathers Day, June 16.

This is the third year that the eastern region has taken part in fundraising for troops abroad, and riders who want to join in are urged to register their vehicles and pillion passengers before Fathering Sunday.

Chairman of Dereham Motorcycle Club, Steve Charlton, said: 'East Anglia has numerous military bases, and many of us bikers are serving, or veterans who have made sacrifices. This is our way of saying thank you and saluting their efforts.


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'We are proud of our troops and we hope that our actions speak louder than words. We anticipate creating some thunder on Fathers Day to salute our heroes.'

The riders will start off from Walkers Café and pass through three RAF air bases, Mildenhall, Lakenheath passing the Elveden Memorial and on to final destination Honington where there will be a hog roast and refreshments available.

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Each rider and pillion rider is expected to donate £10 to the Royal British Legion. If you would like to register your vehicle or donate please visit:

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/calendar

For more information please contact Steve Charlton on derehammcc@live.co.uk

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