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Hoggin' the Bridge to Leave Chepstow After 16 Years


The Annual charity motorcycle event 'Hoggin’ the Bridge' will finish in Caldicot Castle this year, moving the event away from Chepstow for the first time in 16 years.

The event, which takes riders over the Severn Bridge, previously finished in Chepstow, but the former Hoggin’ The Bridge Club Committee has joined with Caldicot Town Team to bring the finish line to Caldicot Castle.

As in previous years, the 2017 event will start at the Severn View services on Sunday 8th October.  Riders will then follow the M48 to Magor where they will turn around making their way through Undy, Rogiet and finish at Caldicot Castle where there will be music, food and traders.

Despite bypassing Chepstow, it is thought that some riders will still stop in the town.  In terms of trade, it is expected that stalls to migrate to Caldicot Castle.   In a statement the Hoggin’ the Bridge Club Committee said: “Hoggin’ the Bridge Club have been very successful in raising over £100,000 in the seven years that the club has been operating. Having had the privilege of organising the event, the club has now decided to hang up its boots making 2016 the last one that is organised by us.”

In future the event will organised by a small group from the former committee working under the umbrella of Caldicot Town Team, it will continue to raise money for a number of charities with the much of the support going to meningitis charity Meningitis Now.