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Memorial ride in memory of Buxton motorbike club member

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Buxton Motorbikes Club will be holding a memorial ride for one of its members later this month.

James Stead tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident last September, and to honour his memory the club has organised a fundraising ride.

Frank Hambleton, Chairman of Buxton Motorbikes Club, receives a cheque for �550 from David Glossop.

Frank Hambleton, Chairman of Buxton Motorbikes Club, receives a cheque for �550 from David Glossop.

The memorial run will take place on Sunday May 20, with entry set at £5 for every rider and pillion.

All the money raised will be donated to Manchester Children’s Hospital in James’ name.

Frank Hambleton, from Buxton Motorbikes Club, said: “James was a popular member of the club and left a young daughter.”

The ride will start from the driveway of Haddon Hall Care Home, on London Road, Buxton, meeting at 9am ahead of a 9.30am departure.

The club recently auctioned off a set of race leathers donated by Neil Hodgson,a former British Superbike Champion and World Superbike Champion who is now a pundit on BT Sport.

The auction raised £550 for the memorial fund.

Frank added: “The winning bidder was David Glossop, the proprietor of Hello Dave Auto care and repair in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

“The club would like to thank everyone who placed a bid for the leathers.”

Buxton Motorbikes Club holds regular evening runs around Derbyshire on Tuesdays and monthly Sunday and Wednesday daytime runs throughout the summer months.

In the winter it meets at Buxton Rugby Club.