Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak joined hundreds of bikers from across the region yesterday for a Charity Bike Ride to deliver presents to children and families at Ronald McDonald House at Birmingham Children’s Hospital
The Charity ride set off from Street Bike in Halesowen to the Ronald McDonald House at Birmingham. The mass ride is just one of a series of fundraising events organised by enthusiastic bikers from across the Midlands and further afield.
Yesterday’s event involved over 800 bikers of all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds. The bike ride was the culmination of a huge fundraising effort to provide Christmas presents for children at the Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House as well as providing materials and other items to support Ronald McDonald House, which is entirely reliant on charity donations. In addition they raised £1000 which will be split between Ronald McDonald House and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Among those present on the ride were Steve Harris, the motorcycle paramedic of Channel 5’s Emergency Bikers fame, now with Blood Bikes, and Colin Brown the Regional organiser of the West Midlands Motor Cycle Action Group, who persuaded Steve McCabe to join them. Also involved at the Ronal McDonald reception committee were Birmingham Lord Mayor Councillor Anne Underwood and Paul Bohill of Channel 5 programme ‘Can’t Pay We’ll Take it Away’.
Steve McCabe said:
“Serious bikers are a breed on their own. They are wonderful people and really able fundraisers. I really want to thank Colin Brown from West Midlands Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) and everyone at Street Bike for the invite and their help, support and encouragement for me to take part.”