February 11 2014.

A charity motorcycle ride which raises money for blood cancer charities is set to make a return in April. More than 100 riders braved torrential rain for the inaugural BONE-shaker MARROW-thon ride, which was held in March last year.

As well as attracting the attention of television news crews, owing the organiser’s battle with leukaemia, the ride raised more than £2000, which was shared between Cure Leukaemia, The Anthony Nolan Trust and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Organiser Katherine Sinfield, who is now in remission from the disease, explains: “We knew straight away that the BONE-shaker MARROW-thon would have to make a return in 2015. We’re holding the ride this year on Sunday, April the 19th, and it promises to be bigger and better. We have 150 bikes signed up already.

“The format of the ride is almost identical to last year. We’ll set off from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham at 11.00am and make the 35-mile ride back to Burton-on-Trent. Last year the ride finished at a football stadium, but we wanted a more central town centre location for the ride to end this year, and as Burton is the World’s beer-brewing capital, what better place is there to finish than at the National Brewery Centre?”

The ride is open to all motorcycles, trikes, scooters, mopeds and vintage machines. A second learner-friendly meeting point has also been arranged at the Bassett’s Pole island near Sutton Coldfield.

Riders are asked to make a £5 donation to ride and a fund-raising raffle will be drawn on the day. 

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