A HUNTINGDON biker has organised a Fathers Day rally to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Charity.
A HUNTINGDON biker has organised a Father’s Day rally to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Charity.
Ben Mullen, 35, and his wife Michelle, 43, of Great Northern Street, estimate that up to 500 bikers will join them on a ride from the Cambridge Services on the A14 at Swavesey to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
Mr Mullen, whose father died in August last year, told The Hunts Post: “This is my first Fathers’ Day without my father, and I wanted to do something to remember him. I came up with the idea to do a bike ride and Michelle has helped to organise it. We chose the Prostate Cancer Charity for personal reasons. One man dies every 24 hours from prostate cancer – it affects a lot more people than you realise.”
Mr Mullen, a bus driver for Whippet Coaches, will be joined on the ride by his boss, 63-year-old Fred Aston, who has been battling prostate cancer for several years.
Mr Mullen said: “Fred will be leading the ride. He is a very keen biker and has a massive Harley Davidson.”
In his spare time, Mr Mullen is a tutor for Cambridgeshire Advanced Drivers and Riders (CADAR), and works to promote road safety with the county’s police force and fire service.
He said: “The ride started out with us, family, friends and work colleagues but has grown from there. We have been advertising with flyers at rallies and owners clubs and have had a positive response from approximately 350 to 400 people. I think we will have about 500 people on the day.”
The riders, including Mr Mullen on his Honda Deauville, will take a rural route from the services to Cambridge, passing through villages to the west of the A14, including Elsworth, Papworth and Caxton.
He said: “It will be an emotional day for me, and many of the other riders too, I’m sure. Almost everybody I have spoken to about the ride has been affected by cancer and prostate cancer – more than people think.”
INFORMATION: Riders will meet at the services on Father’s Day, June 19, at 10am, before setting off at 10.30am. The ride is expected to take between 45 minutes and one hour and Mr Mullen is asking riders to pay £5, which will be donated to charity, to take part.
CONTACT: If you are interested in taking part, contact Mr Mullen at firstname.lastname@example.org.