A Mass Mobike Ride Is Hitting Manchester Next Saturday

On yer bike, people

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A charity bike ride is taking place this September, done entirely on mobikes! 

The bike ride is in partnership with charity platform Wonderful.org and its virtual fundraising event from the 2nd-10th September, The Wonderful Week.

The ride will see participants cycle from Manchester to Liverpool and back, in order to raise much needed funds for Veterans Garage - a community project supporting ex-servicemen and women. 

Manchester locals Simon Liddiard and Dennis LLoyd will be heading the ride from Manchester to Liverpool and back, on Mobikes, in order to raise funds for community project Veterans Garage.

Joining the likes of Phil and Julie Neville, they’ll be taking part in ‘The Wonderful Week’, which runs from 2-10 September, encouraging people to clock up the miles, bake a cake or even skydive, all in the name of their chosen charity, with the guarantee that every penny raised will go to the intended cause.

The teammates – Simon Liddiard and Dennis LLoyd have pledged to cycle, using Mobikes, approximately 60 miles from the centre of Manchester to Liverpool’s Albert Dock and back, on 9 September.

Speaking on his involvement in The Wonderful Week, Simon Liddiard comments: 

“We’re excited to take part in the inaugural Wonderful Week, raising much-needed funds for Veterans Garage, a community project which is close to our hearts.

“My reasons for supporting the project stem from a growing appreciation of the social and mental challenges faced by ex-servicemen and women when they leave the forces. I grew up in a military family and I’ve always loved bikes. 

"When I learned that Veterans Garage will provide a meeting place for car and bike enthusiasts alongside a classic car and motorcycle restoration facility, I was on board.

“Knowing that Veterans Garage will receive every last penny that’s donated makes our efforts all the more worth it.”

Kieron James, founder of wonderful.org, said: 

“What’s great about The Wonderful Week is that it allows people to get together and have fun – be it by cycling, baking, or even shaving their heads, knowing that every single penny they raise goes to the causes they care about.

 “We’re delighted to have Simon and Dennis on board for the first Wonderful Week, to raise more money for worthy causes like Veterans Garage.”

To sponsor the team and get involved, visit marauders.wonderful.org, or to set up your own page, visit www.wonderfulweek.org

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