Leeds motorcycle club Tribe raise £1,500 for Martin House Hospice in ride out to Wetherby

A Leeds motorcycle club has raised more than £1,500 for Martin House Hospice with a 40-bike ride out to the facility in Wetherby.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 4:45 pm

Tribe - based in Leeds - raised the money through raffles and a Just Giving page before setting off on the ride to the hospice on Sunday, April 4.

Martin House Hospice treat children with terminal or life limiting illnesses.

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More than 40 riders met at Armley Gotts Park before the journey to the hospice in Wetherby, taking in Harrogate and Ilkley on the return leg.

Due to Covid restrictions, the club were unable to enter the hospice.

However, they posed for photographs outside and many excited onlookers watched the ride along the route.

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Phill Wheatley, 32, is the club secretary.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post on behalf of the group, he said he hoped the money would go towards making the lives better for the children at the hospice.

Phill, from Guiseley, said: "We had over 40 bikes there and raised over £1,500.

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"We had raffles on Facebook and a Just Giving page.

"We also took collections on the day.

"The group met at Gotts Park in Armley at 10.30am and we headed to Wetherby.

"We still haven't got a total amount yet for the full fundraising.

"However, we should be looking at a good figure."

Pictures supplied to the YEP by Spike Photography show the riders on the route to the hospice.

'Outriders' were used to halt traffic as the riders passed through.

There are currently 14 chapters/charters of Tribe across the North of England and Scotland, most of the chapters being in Scotland.

More than 150 people are members across the chapters, Phill said.