‘See Bike See Life’ Team Cross the Finish Line!

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The See Bike See Life team meet the Southmead medics at the end of the challenge.

On Saturday 24 September, the amazing ‘See Bike See Life’ team achieved their goal of fundraising for three organisations that have been instrumental in the ongoing recovery of Ashton, a local Somerset teenager, after he suffered a severe motorbike accident near Yeovilton early in 2016.

Their unique charity challenge saw the team haul the mangled motorbike involved in the accident from Yeovilton to Bristol’s Southmead Hospital. The endeavour took two days and a team of many to organise and participate in the challenge. Along the way they were met with generosity from strangers and upon arrival at Southmead Hospital they were greeted by cheers and applause from onlookers, family, friends and members of the Bristol medical team who cared for Ashton.

The team arrive at Southmead Hospital accompanied by a host of bikers.

The team arrive at Southmead Hospital accompanied by a host of bikers.

A massive “Congratulations and Thank You” to the ‘See Bike See Life’ team for their much appreciated fundraising activities from all of us at the League of Friends of South Petherton Hospital. Your contribution shall definitiely benefit our local community through the money you have raised and through the inspiration you have provided.

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Lee Riva, who organised the challenge, holding the motorcycle beside his stepson, Ashton.

For those who wish to donate to the ‘See Bike See Life’ charity challenge on behalf of the League of Friends of South Petherton Hospital, please visit the Just Giving page. Ashton continues to receive care in his home from the Somerset health team as his recovery progresses.