Way of the Roses for Brid workers

Bridlington workers taking part in The Way of the Roses
Bridlington workers taking part in The Way of the Roses

Employees at two Bridlington businesses will embark on a mammoth bike ride for charity which will see them cover 171 miles in three days.

On 23 May, 14 cyclists made up of staff members at Britax PMG ltd and Premier Hazard Ltd, will set off from Morecambe in Lancashire on the West Coast back to Bridlington.

Ray Steane, a member of the maintenance team at Britax, said the staff have all nominated charities close to their hearts.

“Everybody can be affected in some way by cancer. We have several cancer survivors here at Britax and my wife is one of them. For this reason one of the charities we are raising funds for is MacMillan Cancer Support.”

The team also plan raising money for the National Kidney Federation, the Sick Children’s Trust and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Ray, who only has one kidney, added: “One of our cyclists is taking part in the ride despite being on dialysis, which is amazing. Another has a one-year-old son who has had to have multiple surgeries in his short life.

“The daughter of one of our managers has just been diagnosed with this illness and her condition seems to be deteriorating very rapidly.”

Already the group have amassed nearly £3,000 and are hoping to raise at least another £1,000.

If you would like to contribute a donation towards the companies’ bike ride, call Ray Steane on 07985 520446 or Barry Woodward on 07475 343372.