Hoggin the Bridge 2013.

Hoggin the Bridge rides were started in 2000 to raise money for Meningitis UK.

The event consists of a motorcycle convoy ride over the old Severn bridge in SW England, finishing in Chepstow for music and food.

The event is organised by Harley Davidson riders, but with everyone welcome.

The event provided an opportunity to try the new backrest and to test the replacement gearbox.

Severn Bridge UK









The ride started at 11:00am and by 10:30am the meeting point already had about 3500 bikes waiting to start.

Not only bikes, but trikes, quads, sidecars, mopeds, Lambretta's and more

After bacon sandwiches and a look round the bikes parked up, the ride started.

The noise of 4000 bikes all revving up was epic.

Bikes at the start









The BMW at the start

One of the interesting Trikes









The route took the convoy over the bridge and along the motorway to the next exit.

Here the bikes turned off and worked their way back to the bridge via the villages along the way. The streets and motorway bridges were lined with supporters waving, cheering and hand slapping. The route was about 20 miles.


Convoy on the Bridge










The BMW crossing the Bridge

At the finish we enjoyed some hot food and live music before returning home. I also got to meet the local branch of the BMW club and signed up.

The event was well organised with enough riding to make it fun without it being an endurance test.

All for a good cause too.

See you there next year.