Date posted: 9th June 2016
Another year, another bike ride and another successful charity event!
This year 346 riders, which is the second highest number of riders to take part in the event since the race started back in 1998, took on the 30 mile Stokesley Charity Bike Ride.
The bike ride saw the challengers take a demanding but beautiful ride around picturesque Stokesley, including the infamous Clay Bank.
We were honoured to have had the opportunity to sponsor this brilliant day for the third year in a row, raising money for a great cause and having a thoroughly enjoyable time along the way.
The charity we are supporting this year is UK based Bloodwise, formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, which has been beating blood cancers since 1960 and is a charity close to home. This year we rode in memory of regular rider, Jez Glennon, whose mother sadly passed away last year from Leukaemia.
This year, Chloe Brown, who the first race was originally created for back in 1998, did the full race by herself. In 1998 she was only two and a half years old and had a rare form of cancer. Since the first bike ride, Chloe’s family have supported the event in the hope
of raising as much money as possible to help others who have suffered.
So far we’ve managed to raise £6052.40 for this year’s chosen charity which is fantastic news at this early stage!
The annual bike ride has been a tradition since 1998 and has thrived ever since. Over the last 18 years, the charity has raised £121,395 for numerous organisations including Macmillan Cancer Support and Herriot Hospice Homecare.
The presentation evening will be in November at the Dog & Gun pub in Potto where the total amount raised will be revealed and a cheque will be presented to the charity and the donations used for local projects.
There are some snaps of this year’s riders. Well done to all that made it to the top of Clay Bank!
We’d like to thank everyone who took part and especially the fantastic organiser, Paul Mack, who put the event together. We would also like to express our gratitude to the Tees Riders MMC and the physiotherapists who looked after all the riders on the day.
It was a pleasure to be involved and we can’t wait until next year’s bike ride!