The Westland Coast to Coast event, which set off from Lyme Regis on 22 June, raised over £1,500 for a charitable organisation that supports people suffering from brain injuries, the Bridport & Lyme Regis News website has reported.
The classic bike event was organised by the Westland Classic Motorcycle Club. Established in 1984, the club is open to every motorbike owner who wants to support and promote motorcycling in the area.
The event was open to bikes in production up to 1972, including vintage, veteran, solo and sidecar, from the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States and Japan.
Westland Coast to Coast began in the morning and attracted visitors and bike enthusiasts from all over Britain, as well as lots of riders from Europe.
Mayors from cities and towns along the ride-out route joined the event for the speech in Lyme Regis and lunch in Wells. Sally Holman, Mayor of Lyme, raised the flag that got the bike run under way.
The event this year was great and so far the bikers have raised about £1,600 for the Headway charity, said Henry Pinney, chairman of the Westland Classic Motorcycle Club. The number of entries this year increased to a total of 184, Pinney added. He also noted that citizens, town councillors and the mayor of Lyme Regis made bikers feel very welcome and all of them are looking forward to next year’s event.
The charity the event supported this year is the Somerset arm of Headway. The organisation provides care and advice to people who suffer from brain injuries, as well as those taking care of them.