COLIN APPLEYARD TEAM TO UNDERTAKE MARATHON COMMUTE FOR MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
August 23 2012.


As part of its charitable efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support, the sales team at Colin Appleyard Motorcycles is to carry out a 24 hour sponsored Commut-a-thon. The gruelling event will start outside the multi-franchise dealer`s Keighley showroom at 3.00pm on Friday 31st August and run through the night, finishing mid-afternoon the following day. The team will take it in turns to ride a Yamaha Vity 125cc scooter.

Colin Appleyard Motorcycles General Manager Kevin Feeny, (pictured above), said: "Macmillan Cancer Support is the company`s chosen charity of the year, so we wanted to support this very worthy cause by doing something a little different. Yamaha has kindly contributed to the cost of the scooter which we will raffle off after the event with the proceeds going to Macmillan.

"We`re looking to turn it into a bit of a fun event and would encourage everyone to come along to support us and also give generously. Whether they stay all night remains to be seen!"

The Commut-a-thon mirrors a similar event organised by Kevin`s father Stuart 35 years ago, when the Lord Mayor of Keighley turned up to cheer the riders on.

Raffle tickets for the Yamaha Vity scooter worth over £1500 cost just £5 each and will be available on the day or via the company`s website at www.colinappleyard.com/24hours 

The draw will take place on Friday 14th September.