Bikers go on trial to raise £500 for pal
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.”