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Carbage Run mopeds descend on Ashbourne

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: August 27, 2014

Carbage Run mopeds descend on Ashbourne

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HUNDREDS of mopeds and scooters fizzed through Ashbourne yesterday as part of a madcap Dutch rally from Holland to Edinburgh.

The riders, part of the Carbage Run, were on the way up to their overnight stop in Buxton and they trickled through the town in teams on their motorbikes, all of which were bought for less than €500.

Team members Albi Popken and Erna Bysterbosch called in to the White Hart pub in Church Street on their 1970s Batavus GoGo moped for some refreshment before taking on the final leg of their day’s journey up the A515 to Buxton.

The pair are using the challenge to raise money for the Suri Care foundation, building a hospice in the Dutch Colony of Suriname in South America.

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Participants in the Carbage Run are challenged to find a vehicle, usually a small motorbike or scooter, for less than €500 and ride it from the Hook of Holland, crossing to Harwich and from Harwich through the Peak District to Edinburgh.

Yesterday’s leg was day three of the five day run, which saw the 300 teams travel from Peterborough to Buxton – today’s leg, day four, sees them head through the Pennines from Buxton to their next stop at Leeds

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