‘See Bike See Life’: Latest Fundraising News

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‘See Bike See Life’ team: Ashley, Keef, Martin, Grant, Mark, Jim, Brian, Al, Reece, Katherine, Charlie, Ashley and Lee.

The League of Friends is benefitting from a fantastic charity fundraising event, ‘See Bike See Life’. On 23-24 September 2016 a dedicated team will carry a mangled motorbike for 49 miles – from Yeovilton in Somerset to Southmead in Bristol –  to highlight road safety issues as well as fundraise for those organisations who helped 18-year-old Ashley to recover from his life-threatening motorcycle accident.

To put their inspiring plans to the test, during the Bank Holiday weekend the team hauled the bike successfully for 4 miles. Lee Riva, Ashley’s step-father and event organiser, explained, ‘We have welded handles to the crushed motorbike, so it will be carried much like a rickshaw just without anyone riding it.

I think it made a few realise how hard this challenge is going to be!

Lee Riva, event organiser

Lee went on to describe the route, ‘Day one will consist of 32 miles – from RNAS Yeovilton to Blagdon. The route will run through Charlton Adam, Keinton Mandeville, Baltonsborough, West Pennard and Wells. Sticking mainly to the B roads for safety, the second day will see the team carry the bike for a further 17 miles to Southmead Hospital where we aim to arrive between 4-5pm for the presentations and press interviews’

So, things seem to be going really well – this extraordinary challenge has featured in the local press, as well as managing to raise £155 for the League of Friends of South Petherton Hospital already!

Ashton in Southmead Hospital after his accident

Ashton in Southmead Hospital after his accident.

To find out more about the amazing event and Ashley’s road to recovery please read our previous article, and to help the ‘See Bike See Life’ team achieve their goal of raising £1,000 for each of the three organisations that they are supporting please donate via Lee’s JustGiving page or by sending a cheque made out to ‘The League of Friends of South Petherton Hospital’ to:

Mr Rod Page, Treasurer
Pound Cottage
Church Street
TA13 5JX

Thank you for your support! 

Good luck Lee and friends!


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