Emma-Jayne Bikeathon 2013 preview

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It’s almost time to strap on your cycling gear for the 14th annual Emma-Jayne Bikeathon and fun walk in memory of Sutton on Sea girl Emma-Jayne Knowles.

The 12 or 30 mile bikeathon or 3.5 mile walk is planned for 11am on Sunday, July 21 from the Royal Oak in Little Cawthorpe.

Tony and Ruth Knowles have raised nearly £130,000 for the neurosurgical unit at Hull Royal Infirmary in memory of their daughter Emma-Jayne, who died from a brain tumour aged just 22 in 1998.

This year the aim is to raise £8,624 to pay for a Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator (CUSA), a slimline slide drying hot plate and a block trimmer for Unit 40 at the Infirmary where Emma-Jayne received treatment.

Every year the event drew entrants from as far away as the Netherlands and all corners of the UK, with over 200 people taking part in 2012 raising a fantastic £6,659.

Sponsor forms can be downloaded from www.emma-jaynememorialfund.co.uk or by contacting Ruth on 01507 441347.

Afterwards there will be a chance to recuperate with a raffle, tombola and bbq at the pub as well as a raffle and tombola.

Late entries on the day are also welcome; just make a donation to the fund as you arrive.