The riders were waved off by Holyhead’s own mayor Mr Ronnie Williams from the RSPB café at South Stack Cliffs. After 257 miles the bikers arrived tired and aching from the journey, at the sea view pullover in time for Sunset, to be greeted by the Mayor of Skegness Mr Jim Carpenter. “Once supplied with tea and bacon baps (courtesy of The Store House) everyone reflected on the past 7 hours before their individual journeys home” says Steve Freemantle, the head organiser of the Bikers4Macmillan ride.
Bikers4Macmillan are a fundraising group raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support through the common ground of an interest in Motorcycling. Throughout the year they organise trips, rides and visits. “Some are fundraising and some are not,” says Steve. “..after all, we’re motorcyclists that raise funds not fundraisers who ride bikes”.
Nick Ward, an ABR from Stratford-upon-Avon, joined the charity bikers on his first ever Sunset to Sunrise tour along with family and friends. “There was a great feeling of camaraderie among all the bikers and we were all there for one cause” said Nick. ” I hope to do it all again next year!”
For details on the Sunset to Sunrise 2014 ride and other bikers4macmillan events, click here.
Well done, guys and keep up the good work!