Fenland solicitor climbs aboard motorbike to help UK200Group raise funds for charity

A FENLAND solicitor jumped on the back of a motorbike for the first time in 30 years to help raise money for charity.

Ian Groome, from March, of Bowser Ollard & Bentley, became the latest solicitor to ‘carry the baton’ across the country to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

He climbed aboard fellow March Lion Richard Martin’s Kawasaki ZX9 Ninja after taking the baton from Braintree accounts Lambert Chapman.

The pair transported it from Bowser’s Wisbech office - via its March branch - to Stevenage accountancy firm Baker and Watkin.

Mr Groome said: “I found the journey really quite frightening on the way down and I’ll admit I held on for grim life.

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“You can’t move as a passenger so I just locked solid and sat still. I relaxed on the way back though and began to enjoy myself a little bit.

“I was only on the bike for around two hours but it was a real experience.”

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The baton is being passed between around 140 firms in the UK200Group - the quality assured membership association of practising chartered accountants and lawyers - in their latest attempt to raise money for charities across the country.

Mr Groome hopes to raise around �300 towards the group’s fundraising target of �50,000.

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