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

PUBLISHED: 08:32 26 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:10 26 July 2019

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

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

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.

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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."

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

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