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Bikers roar into quiet Norfolk village for charity gathering

PUBLISHED: 17:14 05 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:12 10 May 2019

Beers, Bikes and Bands drew hundreds of bikers to Burston, near Diss. Picture: Simon Parkin

Beers, Bikes and Bands drew hundreds of bikers to Burston, near Diss. Picture: Simon Parkin

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The throaty roar of motorbikes again roared through the countryside to attend a charity gathering in a normally quiet South Norfolk village.

Beers, Bikes and Bands drew hundreds of bikers to Burston, near Diss. Picture: Peter EvesonBeers, Bikes and Bands drew hundreds of bikers to Burston, near Diss. Picture: Peter Eveson

Bikers from across the region and further afield descended on Burtson, near Diss, for the third Beers, Bikes and Bands event on Sunday (May 5).

Heavy metal machinery from classic British Triumph and Norton to Harley Davidson and all bikes of all shapesd and sizes including choppers and trikes were on display at the Burston Crown pub, which once again hosted the rally.

Beers, Bikes and Bands organiser Lou Hines said there had been another fantastic turn out for the event in Burston, near Diss. Picture: Simon ParkinBeers, Bikes and Bands organiser Lou Hines said there had been another fantastic turn out for the event in Burston, near Diss. Picture: Simon Parkin

The event attracted more than 500 bikes and 1,600 people. The Best Bike was judged to be John Ranson's Suzuki, while the winner of the Landladies choice was the Norton of Pip Gimmer.

The charity auction overseen by star auctioneer Adam Stokes, with lots including tickets to the superbikes at Snetterton, saw brisk bidding. All funds go to local mental health support work for young people from Diss and the surrounding area.

Motorbikes of all vintages were on show at Beers, Bikes and Bands at Burston, near Diss. Picture: Simon ParkinMotorbikes of all vintages were on show at Beers, Bikes and Bands at Burston, near Diss. Picture: Simon Parkin

The event raised a grand total of £10,501 for Nature and Nurture the locally based organisation helping young children through life challenges.

Organiser Lou Hines said: "It's another fantastic turn out. We have seen people come from France, Brighton, Cambridge and London so word is really getting out there."

Auctioneer Adam Stokes takes bids at the Beers, Bikes and Bands charity auction at the Burston Crown. Picture: Simon ParkinAuctioneer Adam Stokes takes bids at the Beers, Bikes and Bands charity auction at the Burston Crown. Picture: Simon Parkin

"I am overwhelmed with the generosity of the people who gave their time, their money and their support in helping us raise this enormous amount of money for a cause so close to my heart."

Beers, Bikes and Bands drew hundreds of bikers to Burston, near Diss. Picture: Peter EvesonBeers, Bikes and Bands drew hundreds of bikers to Burston, near Diss. Picture: Peter Eveson

Hundreds of motorcycle enthusists were among the crowds for Beers, Bikes and Bands at the Burston Crown pub, near Diss. Picture: Simon ParkinHundreds of motorcycle enthusists were among the crowds for Beers, Bikes and Bands at the Burston Crown pub, near Diss. Picture: Simon Parkin

Beers, Bikes and Bands drew hundreds of bikers to Burston, near Diss. Picture: Peter EvesonBeers, Bikes and Bands drew hundreds of bikers to Burston, near Diss. Picture: Peter Eveson

Bikers from as far afield as France, Brighton and London desended on Burston for Beers, Bikes and Bands. Picture: Simon ParkinBikers from as far afield as France, Brighton and London desended on Burston for Beers, Bikes and Bands. Picture: Simon Parkin

Organisers hope Beers, Bikes and Bands at the Burston Crown will raise more than £8,000 for charities. Picture: Simon ParkinOrganisers hope Beers, Bikes and Bands at the Burston Crown will raise more than £8,000 for charities. Picture: Simon Parkin

Best Bike winner John Ranson with his Suzuki at Beers, Bikes and Bands in Burston. Picture: Peter EvesonBest Bike winner John Ranson with his Suzuki at Beers, Bikes and Bands in Burston. Picture: Peter Eveson

Landladies choice Best Bike winner at Beers, Bikes and Bands in Burston was the Norton of Pip Gimmer. Picture: Peter EvesonLandladies choice Best Bike winner at Beers, Bikes and Bands in Burston was the Norton of Pip Gimmer. Picture: Peter Eveson

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