Charity riders raise £4,000

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Colin Blades Memorial Fund, riders took part in a coast to coast cycle ride from Bangor in North Wales to Louth via Cleethorpes in three days in aid of The Lincolnshire And Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. EMN-140910-131017001
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Colin Blades Memorial Fund, riders took part in a coast to coast cycle ride from Bangor in North Wales to Louth via Cleethorpes in three days in aid of The Lincolnshire And Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. EMN-140910-131017001
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A team of charity riders have got together and completed a gruelling 250-mile cycle ride to mark the 10th anniversary of the Colin Blades Memorial Fund, raising a massive £4,000.

The ride took place over three days from Bangor in Wales to Louth via Cleethorpes.

The CBMF was set up by Lee Mamwell, Eddie Clark and Guy Shufflebotham just after Colin died in 2004 following a work related incident.

Colin was a keen sportsman, played in various teams and clubs within the town and the memorial fund raises money to aid local sporting individuals, clubs and the amenities they need.

The guys wanted to do something a little special to mark the 10th anniversary and got 21 cyclists involved with the ride.

Lee Mamwell, one of the founder members of the CBMF, said: “We all decided to raise funds for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance as well as the memorial fund.

“It has been very rewarding giving so much money away to worthy causes, especially young sports groups, hopefully after this event we will have raised nearly £40,000 in the 10 years the memorial fund has been running .”

The money will be spilt evenly between the CBMF and the Air Ambulance.

Lee added: “We would like to thank Kitchen Solutions, Peter Rhodes, Bostock UK, John Darkes, Louth Park Farms, Robinsons, Zannuzi, Unisto, ML Dixon, Valories, The Greyhound and ARG Build for all of their support and sponsorship.

The riders that took part included; Lee Mamwell, Steve Eddie Clark, Guy shufflebotham, Lee Scott, Terry Ross, Daniel Johns, Michael Moncaster, Paul Tipper, Andy Parker, Terry Holmes, Craig Dalton, Pete Goy, Owen Koslow, Steve Bailey, Carl Brown, Kevin Vivanco, Guy Kemp and Jack Goy. The support members were; Tony Griffiths, Barry Clark and Rick Hill.