SHEENE CHALLENGE RIDERS WANTED
November 22 2005. 


CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading children's cancer charity is calling all motorcyclists to jump on their bikes and join ex-Formula One team owner, Eddie Jordan and ride 1,700 miles across Europe as part of the Barry Sheene Memorial Motorcycle Challenge, 17 - 25 June 2006.  The challenge, being held in memory of Barry Sheene - Britain's two time Grand Prix world champion aims to raise ¬£100,000 for Barry's chosen charity to help children with cancer and leukaemia.
The ride, led by Andrew Westlake and organised by Classic Tours, will start at Brands Hatch -  the venue of many of Sheene's most memorable wins.  The challenge will finish at Assen in time for  the hugely popular Dutch TT.
Barry's widow, Stephanie Sheene says: "I am delighted to endorse this amazing event, which Barry would have loved to have been a part of. Barry became a supporter of this charity after meeting with CLIC Sargent patron Eddie Jordan. We have already raised over ¬£100,000 for the charity through the Sheene Run and the sales of a limited edition motorcycle helmet.  With ten children being diagnosed with cancer every 48 hours, this challenge will be vital in raising essential funds to help children with cancer and their families." 
Eddie Jordan, CLIC Sargent patron and motorcycle enthusiast says: "I am looking forward to joining this unique Motorcycle Challenge and raising money for children with cancer. We are fortunate enough to have four lovely, healthy children, but we know many people who have been touched by cancer and leukaemia." 
Places are limited and riders need to sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For more information about the Barry Sheene Memorial Motorcycle Challenge, or to register for the event, contact the CLIC Sargent Events team on 0845 124 1188; email challenges@clicsargent.org.uk or visit www.clicsargent.org.uk.
CLIC Sargent acts as a lifeline keeping families together when the unimaginable happens. For more information log onto: www.clicsargent.org.uk