Call for bikers to join in the ride of respect
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.