Hoggin the Bridge 2017

IMG_2118 copyThe Hoggin the Bridge ride is a charity fundraising event open to all motorcyclists. Hoggin’ the Bridge, now in its 18th year, saw thousands of riders from across the country leave from Aust and ride over the old Severn bridge, before arriving at Caldicot Castle to a rapturous reception, with hundreds of people lining the streets to see the spectacle.

IMG_2153 copyMembers of the Christian Motorcyclists Association who claim to be serving the biking community with the love of Jesus. Photographed (L to R): James Townsend, Penny Cavill, Stuart Dyer, Tony Williams, Ian Brailey and Martin Bridgewater. Mr Willians, Bristol Branch Chairman said: “We are here to serve the biking community as par of our Christian faith. We do different things to help these events including running thr Holy Joes Cafe.”

Caldicot Town Team organised the Hoggin the Bridge 2017 event.  This year the ride took place on Sunday 8th October 2017. It started in the Brightside Group PLC car park behind Severn View Services, Aust, near Bristol.

IMG_184411 year-old Molly Jenkind from Bulwark Chepstow photographed with her father Micky. Molly, a pupul of Chepstow Comprehensive  School, said: “I love going out for a ride with my dad on his motorbike. I am a member of a FaceBook motorbike group. Mr Jenkins said: “I have enjoyed riding motorbikes since I was 17 years-old and I still love the sound, the power and the freedom. Ii is about the company and motorbikes are in of themselves art.”

The Hoggin the Bridge ride finished with a parade of bikes right through the heart of Caldicot giving all the riders a chance to show off their finery and bikes

IMG_2144Ian Marvelly and Lynette Ballard from M & P Direct – Swansea Harley-Davidson photographed at their stand. Lynette said: “It is great to see so many bikers here. The weather has been kind. We are happy to promote the news that our dealership is coming to Cardiff in the spring of 2018.”

IMG_2159 copyJade Cheeseman, Luke Jordan, Alfie Jordan (12) with Police Cadet Daniel Watkins (14) Daniel said: “I am here showing that young people can do good by volunteering to help the people in their communities by joining the Gwet Police Volunteer Cadets.”

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