Classic bike riders are being asked to saddle up to help raise money for blood cancer charities. The BONE-shaker MARROW-thon charity ride between Birmingham and Burton on Trent began in 2014 after
the organiser beat an aggressive form of leukaemia. Since 2014, Katherine Sinfield has gone from strength to strength and the BONE-shaker MARROW-thon has helped to raise thousands of pounds which is equally split between Cure Leukaemia, Anthony Nolan and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
This year’s charity ride is planned for Sunday, May 21, with bikers making the run from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to the National Brewery Centre in Burton on Trent. The 35-mile route includes a rest break at the popular bikers’ meeting point of Bassetts Pole to cater for learner riders and those not keen on travelling through Birmingham. Organiser Katherine said: “Over the years we have managed to establish a great reputation for the ride which has always run to schedule without any hassle. It’s this reputation which means more than 100 bikers regularly turn-out year after year to support the BONE-shaker MARROW-thon. Our choice to finish again at the home of beer at the National Brewery Centre is also a great draw for many as there’s always a great selection of food – and beer – on offer.
Bikers are urged to arrive at the roof top car park at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham (postcode B15 2TH) at around 10.15am ready for a prompt 11am departure. The ride is fully marshalled and usually arrives at the National Brewery Centre in Burton by 12.30pm.
The cost of the ride is £5 with wristbands offered on the day. All funds from the ride are split equally between the three charities.