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Stamford Big Man Rideout 2 will raise money for The Fire Fighter's Charity

A father is organising a charity scooter ride this weekend to raise money for firefighters who helped his son after a bad car accident.

Doug Edwards, who owns the Stamford Scooter Centre, has arranged the Big Man Rideout 2 this Saturday (May 18) from Burghley House to The Blue Bell at Easton-on-the-Hill in aid of The Fire Fighter's Charity.

His son, Jack, 19, had a road accident in December last year and firefighters from Stamford cut him out of his car.

Doug Edwards with sponsors and Stamford firefighters. Photo: Lee Hellwing
Doug Edwards with sponsors and Stamford firefighters. Photo: Lee Hellwing

The 50 year-old, from Stamford, said: “This is the second one that I’ve done.

“It’s called Big Man Rideout 2 and I’m doing this one for The Fire Fighter’s Charity because my son had a bad accident in December.

“He used to box at Stamford Fire Station so he knew a lot of the firefighters there.

“They don’t get enough recognition so I thought I would do it for their charity.

“Jack was driving along near Barnack when he had the accident on December 6 last year.

“It took them two hours to cut him out of the car and he was taken to hospital where he had mental plates put in his face and wrist.

“I’m hoping there will be about 60 riders taking part and we’ll be going through the villages around Stamford.

“We’ll be going through Pilsgate, Barnack, Uffington, Great Casterton and then back into Stamford.

“It’ll then go through Tinwell, Ketton and Duddington before ending up The Blue Bell in Easton-on-the-Hill.

“The landlord there has kindly agreed to put on a BBQ and they’ll be a trophy presentation of 12 trophies for categories like best Lambretta and best paintwork.

“Anyone can come along and enter on the day.

“We’ll be meeting in the main car park at Burghley at 11.30am and we’ll roll out at 1pm.”

Wristbands and guidance will be handed out, and for more details, search for ‘2019 Stamford Big Man Rideout 2’.

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