HUNDREDS of bikers will rev their engines and make their way along the coast as part of a huge charity ride for a good cause.

Action on Addiction’s fifth charity bike ride will see a cavalcade of motorcyclists stop by West Bay this weekend as they make their way from Weymouth to Exmouth.

The annual event raises vital funds and awareness for charity Action on Addiction, which provides residential and day treatment for people suffering addiction.

It is organised by John Bramble, from Chickerell, in memory of his son Craig, who died from solvent abuse in 2001.

The rides are held in aid of Clouds House, one of the charity's treatment centres.

Mr Bramble said: “It’s grown and grown and we get a lot of support. People join us on the ride who have been affected in some way by addiction, and everyone really gets involved – last year, loads of people turned up in pink to help us raise awareness.

“We don’t get negativity, just a lot of people showing their support. Last year people came out to wave us along as we made our way to West Bay, it was awesome.”

Bikers will arrive at West Bay Pier at about 10.30am on Sunday, having made their way along the coast road from ASM, Weymouth, at 10am. They will head on to Exmouth at about 12.30pm.

Supporters of the ride include Snack Shack, Windy Corner Café and Helmet City.

Since the event began in 2015, it has raised more than £18,000 for the charity.

It has enabled Clouds House, amongst other things, to renovate rooms for both girls and boys at the treatment centre.

Mr Bramble says he was touched when the charity named the boys room ‘Craig’s Room’ after his son.

“It’s a fantastic charity,” he said. “It does such important work.”

Mr Bramble would like to raise enough money see further rooms renovated and provide support for families of those battling addiction.

The ride is open to smaller bikes and scooters and is learner friendly. A £5 donation is required per bike.

For more information about the ride, visit the group’s Facebook page.

To donate, visit Virgin Money Giving and search ‘John Bramble Charity Motorcycle Ride.’