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Isle’s big brew and bike ride effort

At Rachael's Room Barbers Shop in Crowle are  ride out organiser Helen Thompson, coordinator Lucy Christian with Annabella, shop owner Rachael Thompson and Pete Walker. Picture: Tony Saxton

At Rachael's Room Barbers Shop in Crowle are ride out organiser Helen Thompson, coordinator Lucy Christian with Annabella, shop owner Rachael Thompson and Pete Walker. Picture: Tony Saxton

It’s all happening in the Isle on Saturday - when bikers, tea brewers and anyone wanting a good time in aid of a little-known charity will get together.

Former biker and Eastoft man Pete Walker is hosting an event for Guy Martin’s Big Brew, to support Spinal Research.

The May 3 effort will begin at 10am when a party of bikers led by Helen Thompson, 41, of Pademoor Terrace, Eastoft, will head out 78 miles to Driffield and back, en masse with collecting tins in the hope of raising £1000.

Later on from 11am, the Big Brew will begin at the River Don Tavern at Eastoft, with tea and cakes on sale, some children’s entertainment, a quiz and a bumper raffle to be drawn at the end of the day.

Mr Walker, 55, of The Moorings, said this is the first such event he has organised. He explained: “I was a keen biker in my younger days, and have a spinal injury myself from being foolhardy and lifting a lorry wheel on to a ramp in competition with a friend.

“I was 16 then but my mobility is affected severely now from the injury I did then. This is a charity that is little known but there are many people with spinal injuries. It will be too late for research to benefit me but it might help others in the future.”

A free prize draw winner on Saturday will get to meet Guy Martin, and those who grow sidies, as Pete did, could win tickets to Moto GP by their hair-raising efforts.

Raffle prizes and donations can still be made to the River Don Tavern, or call 01724 798508. There is a Virgin money giving link on the Facebook page.

Motorbike racer Guy Martin, who lives at Kirmington, is an ambassador for Spinal Research and encourages people all over the country to get involved in some way with the Big Brew effort.

Any bikers who would like to join the ride out should be at the River Don Tavern for 9.30am on Saturday.

Pete Walker added: “Many thanks for all the support and encouragement we have received so far and we look forward to seeing you all at the River Don on May 3.

 

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