Bikers make epic charity bike ride for Macmillan

Sunset to Sunrise bikers fund raising event for Macmillan.
Sunset to Sunrise bikers fund raising event for Macmillan.

OVER a hundred bikers from across the UK rode off into the night with one aim in mind – to arrive in Skegness in time to watch the sunrise.

The charitable riders, including many from Skegness, set of on Saturday (June 23) at 9.30pm from Holyhead and aimed to arrive in Skegness by sunrise the following day.

“We were waved off by Holyhead’s Mayor Mrs Jean Williams from the RSPB cafe at South Stack Cliffs who kindly gave up their time to accommodate us for the hours before the ride commenced,” said Sarah Birch, Bikers4Macmillan, media co-ordinator.

After 257 miles in constant battle with the wind and rain, the riders arrived at the Seaview pullover, Skegness at 4.30am to be greeted by Coun Steve Kirk where they were supplied with tea and bacon sandwiches courtesy of The Store House, North Parade.

“This year’s ride has raised a minimum of £4,500 with donations still coming into us which is fantastic,” added Sarah

Bikers4Macmillan fundraises for Macmillan Cancer Support through the interest of motorcycling.

“Throughout the year we organise trips, rides and visits. Some are fundraising and some are not, after all, we’re motorcyclists that raise funds not fund raisers who ride bikes,” explained Sarah.

“We would like to send our thanks to all who took part in the ride as well as those who were involved behind the scenes and to everyone who sent donations.. SOS Motorcycle Recovery of Grantham were kind enough to send us a support vehicle which luckily we did not use,” she added. For further details about the Sunset to Sunrise 2013 ride, visit www.bikersmacmillan.org.uk.