A CHARITY motorcycle ride raising money for blood cancer charities across the region is set to make a return in April following the success of the 2014 ride.
More than 100 bikers braved torrential rain for the inaugural BONE-shaker MARROW-thon ride which was held in March last year. As well as attracting the attention of television news crews owing the organiser’s battle with leukaemia, the ride raised more than £2,000 which was shared between Cure Leukaemia, Anthony Nolan and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
Organiser Katherine Sinfield, 34, - who is now in remission from leukaemia - said,
“We knew straight away that the BONE-shaker MARROW-thon would have to make a return in 2015. We’re holding the ride this year on Sunday, April 19, and it promises to be bigger and better as we have 150 bikes signed up already.
The format of the ride is almost identical to last year. We’ll set off from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham at 11am and make the 35-mile ride back to Burton-on-Trent.
Last year the ride finished at a football stadium but we wanted a more central town centre location for the ride to end this year. And as Burton is the World’s beer brewing capital, what better place is there to finish than at the National Brewery Centre?”
The ride is open to all bikes, trikes, scooters, mopeds and vintage machines. A second learner-friendly meeting point has also been arranged at the Bassett’s Pole island near Sutton Coldfield. Bikers are asked to make a £5 donation to ride and a fund-raising raffle will be drawn on the day.
For more details visit www.boneshaker-marrowthon.com or find the event on Facebook!
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