Ride's mega donations for charity handed over
BIKERS have handed over thousands of pounds to four different charities.
Plymouth Mega Ride raised a mammoth £6,400, despite having to postpone their summer gathering due to atrocious weather, causing havoc with arrangements.
The Mega Ride organisers donated a £1,600 cheque to each charity, Macmillan Nurses, Drake Sailing, Devon Freewheelers and Operation Henry.
Funds raised from this annual event, which sees bikers from across the region gather on The Hoe to listen to music and ride out together, came from bikers each donating £3.
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Extra cash came from sponsorship and advertising revenue from the Plymouth Mega Ride website.
"We are always looking for new sponsors to help with the costs of running the event," said Rich Bounds who organises the fundraiser.
Plymouth Motorcycle Club also raised £750 for the British Heart Foundation.
Rich Bounds said the event had become the country's biggest charity motorcycle ride out. He said they were hoping to permanently move the event to the middle of August so they could kick off a week of events in the city, starting with the British Fireworks Championships and ending the following weekend with the Plymouth Flavour Fest.
This was the eighteenth Mega Ride which over the years has raised over £60,000 for charity.