The weather may have been wet for the BONE-shaker MARROW-thon charity ride, but that didn’t stop around 120 riders proving that biking really is in their blood.
The 35-mile ride between Birmingham and Burton-on-Trent took place on Sunday, March 2, to raise money for blood cancer charities. The charity ride coupled with a family fun day raised £2,036-23 to be split equally between Cure Leukaemia, Anthony Nolan and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity.
The ride was organised by regional newspaper journalist Stephen Sinfield and his wife Katherine, following Katherine’s diagnosis with leukaemia last year.
Stephen said: “Aside from the ride raising lots of money for charity, we wanted to create a talking point which would help raise awareness – we managed both as people continue to talk about the BONE-shaker. We’re already planning to repeat the ride next year in April when we’d like to double the number of riders and the money raised”.