Comedian, Northerner and avid biker Ross Noble has teamed up with Riders For Health to raise money for their good deeds. The charity organise and maintain vehicles (mainly motorbikes) to deliver much needed medical aid and supplies to remote regions in Africa.
The event, entitled Last Mile Ride, aims to raise cash through a ride-out; a concept most of us will be familiar with, but being a comedian (and obsessed with Twitter) Ross has put his own spin on it. In his “Twitter-powered travelogue” show ‘Freewheeling’ he took to the road on his bike, deciding on where to ride to from interesting Tweets received along the way from members of the public. It was so popular he is currently filming a second series, but has reversed the roles for this charity event, with him telling riders what to do!
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The finishing point is in Peterborough, but where you decide to start the ride is up to you (as is the route travelled). During the journey Ross will use the power of Twitter to set challenges and make participants do silly things, encouraging riders to take snaps and Tweet them along the way.
In Peterborough he will be there to greet the riders and serve some well-deserved grub. There also promises to be prizes and a bike memorabilia raffle.
The #lastmileride takes place on Saturday 21st June. You can start when you like, but the first challenge will be at 10am and participants need to arrive at the final destination in Peterborough by 3pm – so make sure you have enough time to get there!
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