World BMX champion jersey up for auction at charity event
PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 June 2014
A WORLD BMX champion who grew up in Burnham has donated a signed jersey to be auctioned in Brent Knoll this weekend.
Liam Phillips, who won the world title in 2013, has given a world champion jersey and another domestic riding top to be sold at the Chris Evans bike ride and barbecue on Sunday.
The bike ride starts at the Red Cow in Brent Street, consisting of a 25-mile round trip to Calcott and back before a barbecue at the pub, with proceeds going to the British Lung Foundation.
Jenny Evans, the event’s organiser, said she was delighted with the donation.
She said: “It’s such a huge thing to be able to get something like that - much like with the Tour de France, you can only wear that shirt if you are champion, so it’s a very revered thing and Liam wore it during the championships.
“We just contacted him to see if he would be up for getting involved and he was more than willing to let us have something and kindly donated the jersey.”
Tickets for Sunday’s bike ride and barbecue are still available from the Red Cow or Brent Knoll Post Office, and cost £10 for adults and £6 for children.