Bik­ers go on trial to raise £500 for pal

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

MO­TOR­CY­CLISTS have raised £500 for char­ity in sup­port of a friend fight­ing lung disease.

Mac­cles­field Tri­als Club, which meets at the Wild Boar in Win­cle, made the do­na­tion to the Bri­tish Lung Foun­da­tion.

They were in­spired to sup­port the char­ity be­cause of Tony Duffield, a 47-year-old motorcycling en­thu­si­ast who is bat­tling lung disease.

Riders col­lected the cash tak­ing part in the an­nual John MacDon­ald Memo­rial Road Trial, which has been held ev­ery year for the past 16 years and is named af­ter a for­mer chair­man who lived in Pott Shrigley.

The trial is an ob­sta­cle course for mo­tor­cy­cles which in­volve rocks, trees and streams.

The club has been go­ing in one form or an­other for more than 60 years.

Mac­cles­field Tri­als Club hold around 10 events a year in the ru­ral parts of the town. Each trial can have up to 70 riders per event, coming from all over the north west. Lo­cal riders in­clude Toby Eyre and Mike Ren­shaw.

Bill Brown from the club said: “It’s a great fam­ily club and every­one is al­ways chip­ping in to help each other. It’s nice that we can sup­port Tony and raise a bit for char­ity.”

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