The organisers of an annual charity motorbike ride are seeking a team to replace them when they step down. The two founders of the event are Mike Lee and Mark Lilliman, who started the charity ride 12 years ago, the Grimsby Telegraph reported.
Lee and Lilliman will no longer be able to organise the event due to family and work matters, so they are hoping to find a new team to support and organise the event, which starts at Willingham Woods and ends at the Royal Oak pub. The money raised from the event is donated to St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice in Grimsby. Over the past 12 years, the bike ride has managed to raise over £30,000 for the hospice.
The event grows bigger with each year and in 2013 over 500 riders from across the globe turned up. Anyone can take part in the ride, with entry costing just £5. The event will take place on the first Sunday of September, and the ride will cover around 80 miles of Lincolnshire roads.
It would be a great disappointment if the hospice loses the ongoing revenue, says Lee.
Lilliman will no longer be able to perform his role in the ride because of work matters, but he will still participate in the event. Lilliman says that the person who will take responsibility for the charity ride needs leadership skills and enthusiasm, but also knowledge of the roads in Lincolnshire.
The Grimsby Children’s Hospice supports children and young adults with life-limiting illnesses from all over the county.
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