COLIN APPLEYARD TEAM TO UNDERTAKE MARATHON COMMUTE FOR MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
As part of their charitable efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support the sales team at Colin Appleyard Motorcycles is to carry out a 24 hour sponsored Commut-a-thon. The gruelling event will start outside the multi-franchise dealer`s Keighley showroom on Wellington Road at 3pm on Friday 31st August and run through the night finishing mid-afternoon the following day.
The team will take it in turns to ride a Yamaha Vity 125cc scooter, which on a daily basis is an ideal commuter bike, comfortably achieving 100miles to the gallon and attracting road tax of just £16.
Colin Appleyard Motorcycles General Manager Kevin Feeny said “Macmillan Cancer Support is the company`s chosen charity of the year so we wanted to support this very worthy cause by doing something a little different. Yamaha have kindly contributed to the cost of the scooter which we will raffle off after the event with the proceeds going to Macmillan”.
He added “We`re looking to turn it into a bit of a fun event and would encourage everyone to come along to support us and also give generously. Whether they stay all night remains to be seen!”
The Commut-a-thon mirrors a similar event organised by Kevin`s father Stuart 35 years ago when the Lord Mayor of Keighley turned up to cheer the riders on.
Raffle tickets for the Yamaha Vity scooter worth over £1500 cost just £5 each and will be available on the day or via the company`s website. The draw will take place on Friday 14th September.