£3k gets charity motoring

HUNDREDS of motorcyclists descended on Willingham Woods on Sunday for the annual charity bike run.

Raising money for St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice, more than 200 bikers took part in the rain affected event.

But the ride’s organisers think they will still top the £3,000 mark for the fundraiser.

Organiser Mike Lee said: “It was a very good day in the circumstances as it was not too bad when we set off from Willingham Woods, but by the end of the ride the heavens opened.

“All things considered it went quite well. We had a successful raffle and auction of lots, including Honda VIP race tickets for Donington.

“We did not have as many taking part as last year, but that was an exceptional event.”

Rotarians from Market Rasen, assisted the St. Andrew’s Hospice fundraisers to ensure that the bikers were checked in, and then saw them depart safely from the Willingham Woods layby, onto the main road.

The annual run takes place on the first weekend of September and is in its ninth year.

This year the ride set off from the woods ending in Louth.