Bikers to ride in memory of friend killed on Portbury Hundred

A memorial ride in memory of David 'Jock' Loudon, who died on Portbury Hundred in 2008, was held las

A memorial ride in memory of David 'Jock' Loudon, who died on Portbury Hundred in 2008, was held last February too. - Credit: Archant

Motorcyclists will meet up in Portishead later this month to remember one of their own who died in 2008.

Every February a memorial ride takes place to remember David ‘Jock’ Loudon.

Jock died in a crash on the Portbury Hundred but funds have been raised in his memory in recent years.

His widow Kath said: “Our ride will take place on February 25, meeting at 10am at the Homebase car park, riding into Bristol and on to Clevedon to meet for cuppa and a buttie at No 5 The Beach.

“We are hoping to make this event bigger than previous years.


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“Weather will play its part at usual, however the hardcore of supporters will be there rain or shine to remember their friend.”

As it is a decade since Jock’s death, the event is joining forces with RoadPeace charity, which provides support to crash victims and their families.

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Kath hopes this month’s memorial ride will raise greater awareness of road safety.

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