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A FUND-RAISING motorcycle ride for blood cancer charities is set to return for its third consecutive year.

The BONE-shaker MARROW-thon ride between the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and the National Brewery Centre in Burton-on-Trent was launched by leukaemia fighter Katherine Sinfield in 2014. The ride returns this year on Sunday, April 10th.

To date, the charity ride has helped to raise more than £3,200, which is split equally between Cure Leukaemia, Anthony Nolan and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Organiser Katherine Sinfield, 35, said: “The motorcycling community has always supported our event and we hope that they will turn out in force again this year to help us to continue the fight against blood cancer.

“The plan for 2016 is the same as in previous years, where riders will meet on the rooftop car park of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham ready for a prompt 11am departure.

“The ride then makes its 35-mile journey to Burton-on-Trent where there will be food and drink available in a marquee. As the ride finishes in the global capital of brewing, it’s fitting that the event finishes at the National Brewery Centre.

“As per usual, the ride will help to showcase the invaluable work of the Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes, and their riders will be present at the ride to speak about their life-saving volunteer work.”

Organisers ask all bikers taking part to make a £5 donation on the day. Wristbands are then issued to help identify the riders once they arrive at the National Brewery Centre, which will be open to the public as usual.

Riders interested in the event can find more details at:
or on Facebook at:

A Virgin MoneyGiving page is accepting donations with funds split equally between the three charities:

Additional notes:

  • Follow the BONE-shaker MARROW-thon on Twitter at: @The_Boneshaker
  • Join the BONE-shaker MARROW-thon on Facebook at:
  • For more information email moc.t1566720659enret1566720659nitb@1566720659rekah1566720659senob1566720659eht1566720659
  • The ride has a dedicated website at:
  • The ride has attracted support from Burton College who will be carrying out street collections as the riders arrive in Burton-on-Trent.
  • Riders should aim to arrive at the roof top car park at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (B15 2TH) at around 10.30am.
  • All riders are asked to make a £5 donation on the day. Wristbands will be issued.
  • The National Brewery Centre will be offering hot food and drinks (additional costs apply).
  • Picture below shows Katherine and Stephen Sinfield.