Bikers meet to raise cash for Hospicecare

A GANG of motorcyclists will 'trawl through Weston's mean streets' in memory of one of their fellow bikers who died last year. Lyn and husband Roger Cox have organised a 'meet' to raise money for Weston Hospicecare, a charity which looked after Lyn's bro

A GANG of motorcyclists will 'trawl through Weston's mean streets' in memory of one of their fellow bikers who died last year. Lyn and husband Roger Cox have organised a 'meet' to raise money for Weston Hospicecare, a charity which looked after Lyn's brother, Malcolm Baker, known as Fred to his friends, who died from bowel cancer aged 50.The couple, from Sandford, have invited 13 motorbike clubs from the surrounding area to join them along with Fred's friends in a convoy which will leave the Cox's home in Green Hill Road, Sandford, at 12noon on April 22.Lyn, aged 55, and Roger, aged 56, hope to raise £1,000 for the charity and say Fred would be delighted they have chosen to honour him in this way.She said: "We could not have wished for better care for either Fred or us as a family."Devoted step-dad Fred lived with his wife, Jenny, in Cheddar where he worked at the family haulage business. The couple had five children.As a tribute, the motorcycle convoy, including Lyn and Roger's Harley Davidson, will wind its way through Cheddar before heading on its slow journey to Weston seafront.The couple, who will have flags bearing Fred's face attached to their bike, have secured permission from North Somerset Council to park between the Grand Pier and Cabot Five Bar where they will collect money from passers-by.For more details call Lyn or Roger on 01934 853023. Entry for the ride is £5 per bike.


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