MORE than 30 scootering clubs from across the South Coast took over the roads from Bognor to Midhurst on their Lambrettas and Vespas for the fifth Bulldog Run.
Hundreds of Mods in their parka coats and Doc Marten boots made their way from Bognor Pier to Carron Lane in Midhurst to raise money, and awareness of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust.
And they donated an incredible £550 to the trust.
Tania Holmes runs the registered charity from its base in Carron Lane, while Tina Hall organised the fifth annual Bulldog Run.
The pair ask for donations of dry dog food, washing powder, and any money to help care for the bulldogs.
“We’re particularly keen to find a home for Maya, eight, and Louis, ten, who have been here for just over a year,” said Tania, who has lived in Midhurst all her life, and has been running the rescue centre with her husband for 13 years.
“But Maya and Louis have to stay together.
“We had more than 150 riders turn up, and the support is just incredible.”
And the bulldogs were well looked after – with a table outside the home stacked with bags of dog food brought along by generous participants.
After arriving at the centre, riders had a cup of tea and made a fuss of the dogs needing new homes, before going on to the Royal Oak pub for a barbecue and live music courtesy of DJ Darren Bennett, who tours with Madness, and Ska DJ Madam Scorcher.
John Pedrick, from Chichester, was a ‘Mod in the 60s’ and did the Bulldog Run for the third consecutive year, joined by Pete Brombley from Bracklesham Bay, who did the ride-out for the second time.
“It’s an absolutely fantastic cause to support, and a really great event,” said Pete Davies, who had come from Portsmouth with fellow riders Dave Brewer, Kev Brigman, Andy Bryant and Elly Bryant.
The Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust takes in unwanted bulldogs from around the country.
For information about the trust, details on how to adopt, and the Bulldog Run, visit the website www.bulldogrescue.org.uk