Eastern Lights cavalcade cancelled

A motorcycle cavalcade which has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity has reached the end of the road as organisers announced there will no event this summer.

A motorcycle cavalcade which has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity has reached the end of the road as organisers announced there will no event this summer.

In previous years, thousands of bikers have taken part in the Eastern Lights Motorcycle Cavalcade, travelling en masse from Norwich to Lowestoft via Great Yarmouth.

During this time they have raised more than �66,000 for the accident and emergency unit at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

Last summer's official event had to be called off because the organisers could not get a road closure licence from Norfolk Police, but a smaller informal gathering took place on Lowestoft's Royal Green.

However, the organisers announced yesterday there will be no event at all this year because of problems trying to arrange different meeting points across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Jennifer Raho, one of the organisers, said the plan for this summer had been to have a number of assembly points around the area so that riders could then travel individually or in small groups to meet at a rally in Lowestoft in July.

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However, after six months of preliminary planning, they have realised that it will not be feasible to go ahead.