Mablethorpe trio gear up for 986-mile charity ride

Mablethorpe trio Paul Mitchell, Gary Barnes and Mick Hancock are gearing up to ride from John O'Groats to Lands End, starting on Friday, May 8 in aid of Cancer Research UK. EMN-150303-093703001
Mablethorpe trio Paul Mitchell, Gary Barnes and Mick Hancock are gearing up to ride from John O'Groats to Lands End, starting on Friday, May 8 in aid of Cancer Research UK. EMN-150303-093703001

A trio from Mablethorpe are gearing up to get their motorbikes ready for an 986-mile ride from John O’Groats to Lands End in May.

Paul Mitchell, 48, Gary Barnes, 52, and Mick Hancock, 49, will start their ride on Friday, May 8, riding the length of the country without motorways in just four days.

“Cancer Research UK is a fantastic cause and we like the idea of being able to cure cancer, this charity tries to stop cancer before it starts and we hope that one day, they may find that cure.”

Paul Mitchell

The trio are aiming to try and raise their £5,000 target in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Paul said; “We all know a vast amount of people that have been lost to cancer and at some point in our lives, the disease affects most people, whether it be themselves, a loved one, or a family member or friend.

“Cancer Research UK is a fantastic cause and we like the idea of being able to cure cancer, this charity tries to stop cancer before it starts and we hope that one day, they may find that cure.

“All three of us have a passion for motorcycles, so we thought why not use this passion to raise money for a worthy cause. We’re hoping to do a number of events before we set off on our ride, and we’ll have more information on this when they’re ready to go.”

The trio intend to take three sponsored mascots along for the ride and will document their journey throughout with video logs and photographs.

To help with the riders costs and help maximise the overall funds raised for Cancer Research UK, the trio are looking to give local businesses the opportunity to have their name or logos plastered on their bikes in exchange for a £50 donation.

For more info, or to make a donation, please call Tina on: 07538 384128.

The trio also have a JustGiving page set up if you would like to donate towards the cause via: https://www.justgiving.com/paul-mitchell2014.