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Record turnout for Jock’s memorial bike ride

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 March 2018

Bikers meeting at Homebase car park, Portishead for the David 'Jock' Loudon memorial ride.

Bikers meeting at Homebase car park, Portishead for the David 'Jock' Loudon memorial ride.


Dozens of bikers gathered in Portishead to remember one of their own at a memorial event at the end of February.

David ‘Jock’ Loudon died 10 years ago in a crash on the Portbury Hundred.

Ever since his passing, his wife Kath Loudon has arranged annual memorial rides in Portishead to both remember his life but also to raise money for road safety groups.

The event has gone from strength to strength and the 2018 edition attracted a bumper crowd.

Kath said she is very grateful to those who came along and took part in the ride.

She told the Times: “Thanks to the glorious sunshine despite the cold we had a record turnout of motorcycle enthusiasts.

“We have raised just over £300 so far.”

The bikers met in the town’s Homebase car park before mounting their motorcycles.

They rode into Bristol before heading back to North Somerset to enjoy a hot drink and a bacon sandwich on Clevedon’s seafront.

Kath hopes to raise awareness of the RoadPeace campaign group which seeks to improve road safety.

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