Bikers hand over £5,000 to charities

Keith Beacroft, Pete Muxlow, June Baines, Caron Hunt and Dave Robinson
Keith Beacroft, Pete Muxlow, June Baines, Caron Hunt and Dave Robinson

After completing their mammoth cross-country run, local bikers Pete Muxlow, Dave Robinson and Keith Beacroft handed over the money raised from their trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats over to charity.

The trio raised £5,225.14, which was split between Macmillan Cancer Support and Prostate Cancer UK.

Dave and Keith biked the length of the country on their BSA Gold Star motorcycles while Pete backed them up in a support van.

Their journey came to a superb end with a concert by the Caistor and District Male Voice Choir - of which Pete is a member - who were joined by the Caistor Ladies Choir at the town’s Methodist Church.

Pete gave a 20-minute talk on the group’s journey up the country and a cheque for £2,612.57 was handed over to Caron Hunt, Macmillan Specialist Nurse Representative for Louth.

Pete said: “It all went very well. We performed to over 100 people and we raised roughly a further £390 which we will add to the total.”

The trio are members of the BSA Gold Star Owner’s Club and decided to raise money for the charities after a member of the club, Mick Baines, passed away with prostate cancer.

“Mick’s wife Jean handed the cheque over to Caron, which was really nice to see,” Pete added.

“The Owner’s Club will be having its Christmas meal next month and any money raised will also go towards these two charities, so we may have another £800.”