Cash boost for young bikers

PUBLISHED: 14:39 16 March 2007 | UPDATED: 22:39 28 May 2010

Our picture shows Wayne Arbon, third left, being congratulated after the presentation by Andy Stimpson, chairman of Whittlesey Motorcycle Club

Our picture shows Wayne Arbon, third left, being congratulated after the presentation by Andy Stimpson, chairman of Whittlesey Motorcycle Club

EXPERIENCED motorcyclists from Whittlesey provided young bikers at a project in Ramsey with a £250 cash boost. The cash from Whittlesey Motorcycle Club will be used by the Gauntlet Project in Ramsey to buy equipment, including helmets and boots. Gauntlet,

EXPERIENCED motorcyclists from Whittlesey provided young bikers at a project in Ramsey with a £250 cash boost.

The cash from Whittlesey Motorcycle Club will be used by the Gauntlet Project in Ramsey to buy equipment, including helmets and boots.

Gauntlet, a registered charity, was set up in 1995, to reduce the numbers of deaths among young motorcyclists. Groups meet on Saturdays to learn safe cycling and good motorcycle maintenance.

Wayne Arbon, a member of Whittlesey Motorcycle Club and vice-chairman of the Gauntlet Project, said: "The courses are open to the general public, but also people in care or at-risk and disaffected young people. We see about 20-30 people on Saturdays and groups of 10-15 in the week.

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