Donate through JustGiving! New for 2016…

If you’d like to make a donation in support of the event, you can do so via JustGiving directly to either the Brain Tumour Foundation or the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. We thought we’d add this option for those who may not be able to make it on the day, or if anyone wants to simply make a separate donation.

Since TeamGeorge is not a national registered Charity, we can’t setup a JustGiving page for his cause. However, we’ll even up the funds including rider entry fees, cash donations, raffle ticket sales etc. after the event to ensure each cause receives their share!

To make an online donation to the Brain Tumour Foundation for this year’s event:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/liamridebraintumourfund

For the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/liamridelincsandnottsairamb

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Some of the Team “forced” to Pose for 2016’s Press Release Images…

Professional photographer, Rebecca Cole, kindly gave up her time again to help us with some promotional images to help support this year’s press efforts. We thought we best share the good ones with you!

In the photos you’ll see:

Chris Fitzjohn
The Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance were fantastic help to Chris following a severe accident on February 1st this year.

James Manning
James is a Director at Prince Energy; our extremely supportive title sponsor with a great team of “CAN DO” people!

George Sakkalli
Gracious proprietor of the event venue, The Golden Pheasant at Etton. The team highly appreciates George’s support which certainly goes above and beyond!

Gary Reid
Committee Chairman

Matthew Holman
Committee Vice Chairman

Robin Pithey
Committee Member

Gary Mullaney
Committee Member

Not forgetting the following folk who were unfortunately unable to make the photo-evening:

Chris Rowley
Committee Treasurer

Mark Gorman
Committee Member

All-Systems-Go for 2016!

The annual Liam Pridmore Memorial Cycle Ride takes place this year on Saturday the 3rd September at the Golden Pheasant in Etton. The Committee that organise the event have been working hard to make this year’s ride as successful as the last few years. The event is named after Liam Pridmore from Glinton who died from a form of aggressive Brain Tumour in April 2012, aged just 13. Since this point the event has been held in his name and has raised in excess of £25,000 for local and also national charities.

The day consists of three cycle rides to suit all ages and abilities. There is a 60 mile Sportive Ride and a 25 and 5 mile ride for the more leisurely riders and children. Entertainment is available throughout the day from local musicians and bands, along with a BBQ and a very premium raffle taking place in the evening.

As well as The Brain Tumour Charity, this year’s ride is also raising funds for George Robinson from Stamford who suffered serious spinal injuries in July 2015 playing rugby for Stamford School. The team are hoping to donate funds to help towards the purchase of an All-Terrain Wheelchair. Alongside George, the organisers are also raising funds for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance in light of the excellent support given to Chris Fitzjohn from Maxey. Chris was involved in a serious accident at the beginning of 2016 and was air-lifted from the scene. More insight to their stories to follow shortly.

Registration for the rides will be open at The Golden Pheasant, Etton from 9.30am until 12 noon and riders can start at their leisure. So get “on yer bike” and get along to support a very worthy local event!

A Big THANK YOU from the Liam Pridmore Memorial Ride team!

Maybe you tested your legs on the bike, joined us for the live entertainment and perhaps participated in our raffle? Maybe you won? However you supported us, on or around the event day on September 5th, we’d like to extend one very big THANK YOU. Once again, overwhelming support was received from Prince Energy, The Golden Pheasant and many other local businesses. The sustained and humbling support of the local community is fundamental to the event’s success.

We’re delighted to announce another successful year which sees us raising a grand total of £6,000! The Brain Tumour Charity, Teenage Cancer Trust and Cardiac Risk in the Young are this year’s nominated charities. Please SAVE THE DATE for next year’s event! Saturday September 3rd, 2016. See you there!

60 Mile Route – Small Diversion

Please note: The road through Wilsthorpe will remain closed on Saturday, despite our expectations.
No big problem. On approach to Wilsthorpe (52 mile mark) the route will be signed to turn right (as opposed to straight on) to head through Braceborough before turning left back into Greatford. Once in Greatford it’ll be another left, then a right onto Greatford Road. At that moment we’re back onto the original course.
Time permitting the Garmin route map will be amended.

Almost Event Day! Pre-Registration is still OPEN and the Weather is looking DRY!

We’re almost there! If you haven’t had a chance to pre-register online already, the system remains open until 1800hrs on Friday. Pre-registered riders can use Fast Track sign-in on Saturday. We strongly encourage you to use this system – it only helps us raise more. More details here.

How about the WEATHER? Most importantly it’s set to be a DRY day! Temperatures are expected to be around 15 degrees, so consider a light jacket.

Caught out by our sign-saboteurs on the 60 mile route last year? We’re taking several extra measures to ensure these lovely folk don’t get the better of us again! However, please prepare for the unexpected. If you have a Garmin, we strongly recommend you download the route. For those without, please ensure you familiarise yourself and also take a route card when you sign-in on Saturday morning.

The Golden Pheasant will be cooking up delicious breakfast butties from 0930 on Saturday – why not indulge if you feel you need the extra sustenance?!

Don’t forget a summary of Key Information can be found here.

See you on Saturday!

Don’t forget it’s not just about the Ride! LIVE Music to celebrate the day from 1.30pm…

We’ve got some great talent performing in the afternoon of the event day. Line-up is as follows:

  • 1.30: Meg McPartlin
  • 2.30: Matt Howard
  • 3.45: Waldorf & Statler
  • 5.15: DB5
  • 6.30: Undivided
  • 8.30: Lee Major

Invite your friends and family, come and join in the fun. BBQ, refreshments and of course great prizes up for grabs in the raffle!

Updated: Got your Raffle Tickets?

The prize pool for the event raffle is looking excellent! Tickets are available to purchase from Gary Pridmrore, Gary Reid, James Manning, Gary Mullaney, Matt Holman, Mark Gorman and Robin Pithey. For only a pound each, get yours ASAP to stand a chance at winning the following:

  • 40” Smart TV
  • iPad
  • iPod Touch
  • Mountain Bike
  • Many Cash Prizes
  • Meals out at the Golden Pheasant, Ruddy Duck, Blue Bell Glinton and the Packhorse
  • Selection of fine wines
  • …and many more to follow as we run up to the event

Don’t know one of the people above? Please call or SMS Matt on 07989 559257. He’d be happy to organise your tickets. Otherwise, we’ll also have them available on the day.

Winners drawn at random at the Golden Pheasant, 1930, September 5th!

Not long to go… Pre-Register NOW!

It’s less than two weeks before the event, and if you haven’t done so already we urge you to pre-register online.

It could seem like an unusual plea, but it’s of benefit to you as a participant and also to the event. How? You save money on your entry fee whilst also increasing the charity-earning potential by helping us drive efficiency in costs. You’ll also be able to use Fast Track sign-on and be riding as quickly as possible!

Registration is very straightforward and will only take a couple of minutes.

ENTER NOW!