RIDERS are being asked to prove that biking is in their blood by joining a charity motorcycle ride.
Organised by Burton Mail journalist and bike enthusiast Stephen Sinfield, the ride on Sunday, March 2, will raise money for Cure Leukaemia, Anthony Nolan and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity.
Under the banner of the BONE-shaker MARROW-thon, the ride was organised after the journalist’s wife, Katherine, was diagnosed with leukaemia last year.
The ride has been designed so that it starts at Birmingham’s Queen’s Elizabeth Hospital and passes the Queen’s Hospital in Burton-on-Trent – the two hospitals responsible for Katherine’s care.
This Queen’s to Queen’s route will finish at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton-on-Trent, where a family fun day will take place.
A special biker-themed raffle is one of the perks for riders on the day who are asked to make a ￡5 donation. For more details or to pre-register your place, visit www.katherines-story.com. Follow @The_Boneshaker on Twitter or boneshaker.marrowthon on Facebook for updates.
Ride details: meet at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Car Park A (roof top) Postcode: B15 2WB. 9.30am meet for prompt 10am departure. Rider donation can be paid on the day or in advance via PayPal at www.katherines-story.com. Pre-ride refreshments will be available at BLD Motorcycle Centre, (Demuth Way, Oldbury B69 4LT). Route = 35 miles.
Note: in case you are wondering about the capitals and hyphenation in the name BONE-shaker MARROW-thon, it is intentional as the name spells bone marrow – the cause of leukaemia, and subsequently, a bone marrow transplant is the only cure. Katherine had a bone marrow transplant in October 2013 thanks to Anthony Nolan sourcing a donor in Germany.