Hundreds of motor bikes roll into Exmouth for addiction charity

PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:00 03 May 2018

Hundreds of riders in pink arrived in Exmouth at the end of the Action on Addiction ride 2018. Picture: John Bramble

Hundreds of riders in pink arrived in Exmouth at the end of the Action on Addiction ride 2018. Picture: John Bramble

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The ‘Action on Addiction’ ride, which started in Weymouth on Saturday, April 22, finished at the Foxholes car park.

Some of the motorcyclists coming past Exmouth lifeboat station as they near the end of the Action on Addiction ride. Picture: Nicki PaverSome of the motorcyclists coming past Exmouth lifeboat station as they near the end of the Action on Addiction ride. Picture: Nicki Paver

Crowds lined the seafront to see the bikers roll into the town and they were greeted by mayor Councillor Brian Cole.

Riders of differing ages and abilities were encouraged to wear pink for the event, held to raise funds for the Action of Addiction charity and the work it does at Dorset-based rehabilitation facility Clouds House.

This year’s ride has raised more than £7,000 and organiser John Bramble, whose son Craig died from solvent abuse 17 years ago, said the support the family has had this year is ‘amazing’ and believes the event is getting bigger ‘year after year’.

Graham Beech, CEO of Action on Addiction, said: “It’s wonderful to see individuals like John doing so much to garner support to address the life-stopping condition that is addiction.

Exmouth mayor Brian Cole greets riders as they arrive in Exmouth. Picture: John BrambleExmouth mayor Brian Cole greets riders as they arrive in Exmouth. Picture: John Bramble

“Over the past three years, John and the other riders have raised over £10,000 for Action on Addiction, which has been extremely valuable in helping us support people to achieve sustainable recovery.”

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Hundreds of bikers in pink arrived in Exmouth at the end of a charity ride from Weymouth. Picture: John BrambleHundreds of bikers in pink arrived in Exmouth at the end of a charity ride from Weymouth. Picture: John Bramble

Budleigh man Mark Paver was one of the motorcyclists taking part in the Action on Addiction ride. Picture: Nicki PaverBudleigh man Mark Paver was one of the motorcyclists taking part in the Action on Addiction ride. Picture: Nicki Paver

Mark Paver with a youngster on his Harley Davidson after completing the Action on Addiction ride. Picture: Nicki PaverMark Paver with a youngster on his Harley Davidson after completing the Action on Addiction ride. Picture: Nicki Paver

Budleigh's Mark Paver let some youngsters sit on his Harley Davidson bike after completing the Action on Addiction ride from Weymouth. Picture: Nicki PaverBudleigh's Mark Paver let some youngsters sit on his Harley Davidson bike after completing the Action on Addiction ride from Weymouth. Picture: Nicki Paver

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