Hundreds of motorbikes rallied in memory of 61-year-old ‘petrol head’

Riders from the 2018 event in memory of Ted Churchyard. Photo: Ruth Downes

Riders from the 2018 event in memory of Ted Churchyard. Photo: Ruth Downes - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of bikers turned out for a ride in honour of a 'petrol head' 60-year-old who lost his battle to brain cancer.

Riders from the 2018 event in memory of Ted Churchyard. Photo: Ruth Downes

Riders from the 2018 event in memory of Ted Churchyard. Photo: Ruth Downes - Credit: Archant

On Sunday, July 21, more than 120 motorbikes, quad bikes, scooters and trikes gathered at Morrisons on Victoria Road, Diss, for a charity ride to the Ox and Plough pub in Old Buckenham.

The 40 mile voyage raised £1,496 for The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of 61-year-old Ted Churchyard, from Diss, who died in 2017 after being diagnosed with a tumour.

Organiser Andy Downes said the event attracted a fantastic send off at the supermarket and was a fitting homage to his late friend.

He said: "To describe Ted as a petrol head is a bit of an understatement. If it had an engine and went fast he liked it."


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MOney was collected through sponsorship and charity buckets available for donations at Morrisons and the Ox and Plough pub.

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