Mo­tor­cy­cle marathon to raise cash

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

TEN Perkins em­ploy­ees have raised £400 for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port, af­ter go­ing on a spon­sored coastal trek on their mo­tor­bikes.

Af­ter don­ning their rid­ing gear, the team hopped onto their mo­tor­cy­cles to set off on a 170-mile jour­ney along the coastal roads to cel­e­brate the end of the mo­tor­cy­cle sea­son.

The Mo­tor­cy­cle Ride-out For Macmil­lan event saw rid­ers do­nate £10 to take part in the ride, which, with additional spon­sor­ship, helped raise £200 for the char­ity.

With all em­ployee funds raised for the char­ity be­ing matched by Perkins, Macmil­lan is set to ben­e­fit from a grand to­tal of £400.

With 291 years of rid­ing ex­pe­ri­ence be­tween them, the mo­tor­cy­clists en­joyed the af­ter­noon ride which took them through a va­ri­ety of coastal towns in­clud­ing Sher­ing­ham, Heacham and Hun­stan­ton.

Event or­gan­iser, Glenn Green, who works in the Prod­uct Sup­port Group at Perkins, de­scribed the fund- raiser as “fun and up­lift­ing” and it could well be­come an an­nual event.

He said: “It’s good to know we raised money for a great cause by sim­ply do­ing what we en­joy. I rode my first mo­tor­cy­cle over 50 years ago and it’s been a thrill ever since. It’s even bet­ter know­ing we can fundraise as well.”

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