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Bikers rev up for charity

PUBLISHED: 09:10 23 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:25 03 July 2010

THE roar of revving engines ripped through the tranquillity of a spring day in north Norfolk yesterday as a convoy of bikers made a special journey up the A149, laden with cash, to visit a Sheringham charity.

THE roar of revving engines ripped through the tranquillity of a spring day in north Norfolk yesterday as a convoy of bikers made a special journey up the A149, laden with cash, to visit a Sheringham charity.

When Richard and Rachel Read organised the 100-mile round trip, they had expected around 25 of their friends to join them and help raise money for people with disabilities.

But when the cavalcade set off from the couple's London Road Café in Lowestoft at 10am, they were delighted to find double that many had donned their leathers ready for the trip to the Break Rainbow holiday centre in Sheringham.

Mrs Read, said, although the group had staggered themselves along the route to minimise the disruption, they had raised a few eyebrows as they made their final approach.

Each biker gave £5 to take part in the convoy, with others also collecting sponsorship, raising £320.

Break, based in Sheringham, supports vulnerable families by giving them much-needed holidays and a chance to relax and enjoy themselves.

Liz Richards, Break's communications manager, said: The money makes a huge difference. Break subsidises the cost of the holidays and everywhere they go they have to pay entrance fees, and the staff have to pay to get in as well. We're so grateful to people for organising events.”

Mrs Read said: “My mum and I have both worked as carers with people with learning and physical disabilities, so we understand how challenging it can be caring for someone with special needs 24 hours a day.”

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