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Riders in memorial run
12:50pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
MORE than 70 riders, some on two wheels and others on three, turned out for the Mike Ellis Memorial Run on Sunday.
Held in memory of Watsonian Sidecars’ workshop manager, the run followed a 90-mile round trip from Watsonian Squire in Blockley to the Malvern Hills.
The event raised more than £500 for the Mike Ellis Memorial Fund, which is raising money for life-saving equipment in rural locations.
Mr Ellis was killed in the Northwick Business Centre, where Watsonian Squire is based, in April last year after a lorry reversed as he was test-riding a motorbike.
Several European and Japanese classic bikes joined modern motorcycles on the ride-out, including a Triumph Tiger 100 and T140 Bonneville.
The event also raised awareness of RearView, a new campaign for a change in the law so all commercial vehicles have a form of reversing technology fitted, helping to prevent accidents.
Rob Jones, general manager, said: “We were all able to ride past where Mike is buried.
“We were very pleased that people not only enjoyed it but it was a safe day as well.”
Last weekend, Mr Jones and storeman David James also raised more than £370 for the Midlands Air Ambulance by riding 150 miles in 24 hours from Blockley to Bristol.
To sponsor them, visit justgiving.com/robertjones19
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