Superbike legend in the Fens to help boost charity day
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A MOTORBIKE legend revved in to the Fens to join a charity fun day raising money for a volunteer blood bike crew.
Rob McElnea, who won three TT races and had a 5th best overall in the superbike World Championships in 1990, was at Chatteris bike specialists 2WheelJunkie to help raise money for the Peterborough branch of SERV, a volunteer medical emergency courier service.
Mr McElnea, now a director of Lloyds Lifestyle, which supplies the Fen firm with Nitro motorbike clothing and helmets, brought along his £500,000 Cadbury’s Boost bike which proved a huge hit with hordes of biking enthusiasts who joined the fund raising day.
Also at the event were brothers Sean and Gary Wilding, of the racing team Oxford tag triumph, the Institute of Advanced Motorists who gave free observed rides, the Maxis Babes and a wheelie machine for people to give dare devil stunts a shot.
Paul Hanley, managing director of 2WheelJunkie, thanked everybody who came along to make the day such a success raising £200 for SERV.
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“The SERV riders recruited some new volunteers, including me, we raised some money and everybody had a great time talking bikes which is what it’s all about.
“Riders came from as far afield as Cumbria and Birmingham as well as our loyal local bikers so in all a lot of great people who genuinely love bikes.”
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Volunteers from the Institute of Advanced Motorists gave observed rides to people to give tips and advice on how to bike safely and the Winfield brothers spoke to people about improving their riding skills.
“We also want to thank the Cambs Times for their continued support of a new local business,” Mr Hanley said.