June 05, 2017 Gossip

Motorcycle fans are in for a treat as a convoy of more than 400 bikers will roll into Cathedral Square at midday on Saturday June 10 as part of a charity rally.

Riders from Leicester will be joined by motorcycle dealerships showcasing their stock including the Harley Davidson Sycamore franchise, Freedom Motorcycles from March, the Wansford Ducati dealership and City of Leather.

The police’s Motorcycle Road Safety Unit and the blood transportation service SERV will also be on hand with tips and advice on staying safe biking.

For the third year running the ride is in the name of charity with the bikers raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK – which promotes awareness and research into Alzheimer’s and other dementias – and Women V Cancer. Women V Cancer fundraises for Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Other groups set to join the ride include HOGS (Harley Davidson Owners), Nene Valley Ducati Riders and the Iron Horse Club from Market Deeping.

People can contribute on the day by buying charity wristbands, through collection buckets and donating at organiser Jas Sodhi’s justgiving.com page on Facebook – Motorcycle Charity Ride Leicester to Peterborough.

Jas told ESP: “This is a great day out for a great cause, one of which is very close to my heart having a father with dementia. We hope as many bikers will join us as possible and we always look forward to the welcome we get from Peterborough when arrive in the city.”

The Leicester riders will head off at around 10am from Tesco on Maidenwell Avenue, Hamilton, with a Cambridgeshire police escort joining them as they get closer to Peterborough on the A47 Rutland border.

Annette Joyce, Peterborough City Council service director, city services and communications, said: “For anyone interested in motorcycles this charity ride promises an impressive spectacle. It’s fast becoming a crowd puller in the calendar of events showcasing our vibrant city centre.

“There’ll be a wide range of bikes on display and also tips and advice for riders on staying safe as summer approaches and more bikers take to the road.”

The bikers are hoping to top last year’s fundraising total of £1,800.