Bikers ‘get their legs over’ for local charity

Posted on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 9:09 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of a parked motorcycle at the 'Get Yer Leg Over' for MS event.

If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, young or old, the West of England MS Therapy Centre in Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke was the place to be on Sunday 12th May. Over 75 motorcycles, from modern Ducatis and chromed-up Harley Davidsons to vintage Triumphs and a rare Triton, all took part in the annual ‘GYLO (Get Yer Leg Over) for MS’ event, riding from Weston-Super-Mare to Bradley Stoke via the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Bikers enjoyed a well-earned BBQ with burgers donated by Asda Filton and local business Pit Stop Catering. Bristol blues trio ‘Trouble No More’ provided a rocking backing to the day.

Mark Whitehouse, trustee of the West of England MS Therapy Centre, who organised the event with his brother John, commented:

“GYLO for MS raised just over £1,400 which will be used to help support local people living with MS and other neurological conditions by providing access to therapies and treatments which aim to improve their everyday lives. The success of the day was due largely to the amazing volunteers who marshalled, baked cakes, flipped burgers and photographed the event. The centre wishes to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all of the neighbours and centre members who sacrificed their Sunday to help”.

If you would like some more information about the West of England MS Therapy Centre please contact 01454 201 686 or visit their website mstherapybristol.org.uk

This article originally appeared in the June 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 24). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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