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Motorcyclist Completes Gruelling Journey For Two Barnsley Charities

Wednesday June 12 2013


Triumph for Bob Triumph for Bob


A ROYSTON motorcyclist has completed a gruelling journey of more than 2,000 miles - all for two Barnsley charities.

Bob Woodcock set off last Thursday, travelling from Royston to Land's End, then to John O'Groats before returning to the village.

He clocked up 2005 miles on his 21-year-old Triumph bike in aid of Barnsley Independent Alzheimer's and Dementia Support (BIADS) and Barnsley Hospice.

Bob is a volunteer at the BIADS charity shop in Royston and was met with cheers and balloons from staff in Royston on Wednesday.

He also volunteers for Barnsley Hospice but unfortunately his Barnsley Hospice flag got lost somewhere on the M6.

Bob, 59, said it mainly rained during his six-day trip, but the bad weather had not dampened his spirits.

"I'm aching a little bit," he said. "Those last 100 miles, my hip, my back and my right leg were hurting but it's been great."

It is the second time Bob has undertaken the trip, previously raising about £700 for Help For Heroes in May 2011.

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Reply Posted by Lucy on Monday June 17 2013 at 22:19
Fantastic Bob; well done!

Reply Posted by John on Monday June 17 2013 at 22:40
Must have done a little sightseeing on the way... but then again, with such a ride, I don't blame him one bit.. I would probably do the same.

Wouldn't mind doing something similar for charity myself..