- Written by Carole Nash Editor
- Created: 01 August 2014
A motorcycle fundraising group has collected thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support by riding through the night from Wales to Skegness.
This year's annual Sunset to Sunrise Tour by Bikers4Macmillan raised £16,000 for the cancer support charity, which means that an astonishing £35,000 has been raised from the last two rides.
The 261-mile journey was undertaken this year by 125 motorcyclists. They were waved off by Holyhead Mayor John Owen at 9.30pm and were greeted by George Saxon, the mayor of Skegness, when they arrived in the coastal town seven hours later.
Feeling inspired? Another charity ride is seeking motorcyclists to help raise money for an air ambulance charity that operates across the counties of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.
The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), which is based at Coventry Airport, will host its Rescue Ride In event on 17 August. Participants can join the ride to the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling from various starting locations across the Midlands and South East, including Triumph HQ in Hinckley, Leicestershire; Triumph in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire; Ace Cafe in London; and Silverstone in Towcester, Northamptonshire.
Stuart Wilkins, fundraising co-ordinator for WNAA in the Northamptonshire area, said that the ride-in is a fantastic event for motorcycle enthusiasts.
"Not only do they get to ride in convoy to the renowned Brackley Motorcycle Festival, they'll also be helping to raise money for our vital cause," he added, as quoted by the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.
It costs £10 for entry and riders can sign up at http://www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/ridein.