Friends ready for cycle ride in memory of Liam Pridmore
The friends and family of a teenager who tragically died from a brain tumour are getting ready for their fourth annual charity cycle.
The Liam Pridmore Memorial Cycle Ride and Fun Day takes place again this year at the Golden Pheasant at Etton on Saturday, September 5.
The event is in its fourth year and is organised by family and friends of Liam Pridmore from Peakirk who died tragically at the age of 13 from a cancerous brain tumour in April 2012.
The event initially helped raise cash for a final family holiday for Liam and also to help with travel costs to and from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where Liam was being treated.
Over the past three years, the event has raised £15,000, which has been donated to a variety of good causes with the main beneficiary being the Brain Tumour Charity.
This year the group of volunteers are hoping to raise a further £6,000 which will go towards the Brain Tumour Charity, The Teenage Cancer Trust Day Unit at Addenbrooke’s and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).
The group chose to raise money for CRY following the tragic death of teenager Lucy Jessop from Northborough who collapsed and died in March 2015, aged 19.
The day consists of a number of different cycles rides catering for all ages. The ride kicks off at 10am and includes a 60 mile Sportive ride with feedstations, a 25 mile ride and a five mile kids ride on safe quiet roads.
Following this, there will be a host of local bands and acoustic artists as well as an all-day barbecue and a raffle with prizes including a television and an iPad, which were donated by the event’s main sponsors Princebuild.
Full details of the event, the charities supported and online registration can be found by visiting www.liamride.com.
Last year the event was attended by more than 400 people with 250 riders over the course of the day and committee member Matt Holman said that this year, weather permitting, the group are confident of even bigger attendance numbers. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the event can do so by contacting event organisers via the website contact list.
All riders must wear a helmet to satisfy insurance requirements, and the organisers are looking to increase funds raised by encouraging as many people as possible to get sponsored, with forms available online.