Call for bik­ers to join in the ride of re­spect

Rochdale Observer - - BYGONE DAYS -

A CHAR­ITY is call­ing on bik­ers to cre­ate a ‘poppy’ around the M60 on Re­mem­brance Sun­day.

The Ride of Re­spect sees motorcyclists, scooter rid­ers and trik­ers dressed in red T-shirts ride around the 36.1 mile ring road.

This year Hasling­den­based char­ity Vet­er­ans in Com­mu­ni­ties, which works across east Lan­cashire, Hey­wood, Mid­dle­ton and Rochdale, has been cho­sen to ben­e­fit from funds raised on the ride, on Sun­day, Novem­ber 12.

Jeanette Kiely, one of the or­gan­is­ers, said: “Ev­ery­one tak­ing part will have a red T-shirt and we have con­tacted TV news sta­tions to see if they will be able to cover it. We want some­one to be able to take an aerial pho­to­graph to show the red ring around the city.

“We picked Vet­er­ans in Com­mu­ni­ties to ben­e­fit be­cause of the out­reach work that the char­ity car­ries out in Rochdale, Hey­wood and the sur­round­ing ar­eas.”

Vet­er­ans in Com­mu­ni­ties op­er­a­tions man­ager Bob El­liott said: “We are de­lighted to be sup­port­ing this colour­ful and mov­ing trib­ute to vet­er­ans. VIC will be at Birch Ser­vices with our crew van and an ad­vice and in­for­ma­tion stand.

“We are very grate­ful to Ride of Re­spect for the op­por­tu­nity to raise money and aware­ness for the work of VIC.”

For more in­for­ma­tion search for Ring of Red M60 on Face­book. Rid­ers will as­sem­ble from 9.30am at Birch Ser­vices west­bound, and the ride leaves at 1pm.

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