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Important note. Use the 2017 link for event details

What's it all about ?

Stephen Sutton was a former A level student of Chase Terrace Technology College, he was found to have cancer 5 years ago and had undergone various treatments in attempts to cure him. During that time he sat GCSE exams where he achieved multiple A stars, and A's with distinction. His aim had been to continue to university and to become an oncologist, thereby working toward helping others fight the affliction which had blighted his recent years. In January 2013 he was informed that his cancer had returned in an incurable form.(For more information, in Stephen's words, please use the Stephens Story link, above)

Who are 'The Friends of Stephen Sutton'?

The term was first used in February 2013, to group the original 12 bikers who pledged to do the first run and it is used for LDC raffle registration and official communications to The Teenage Cancer Trust. However, as a participant in or supporter of the event the organisers feel that all those involved come under the same banner.

Why a charity motorbike run?

Stephen's news resulted in him writing a 'bucket list' of things he would like to do or achieve in the time he had left. Item 1 on his list was the unselfish wish to raise £10,000 for The Teenage Cancer Trust which gave him so much support and offers valuable support to many young cancer sufferers up to the age of 24. In February 2013, when Stephen's total stood at £1,500, around 20 customers and associates of Millennium Group in Lichfield pledged their support in arranging a ride-out with each rider being sponsored and it culminated on May 5th with 140 motorcyclists raising a phenominal £5,500. . . . so here we are again for Ride-out No.3.

Important note . . .

This event is not a commercial venture! All money raised goes straight to Stephens TCT Fund. All time given by all helpers is done without charge. Please go to the sponsors page for more details.

The organisers are open to suggestions on any aspect of the event, don't forget, this site will be constantly updated

Joining us . . .

We expect to be joined be members of the Online Austin 7 club who follow along the whole route and raised money within their members. Feel free to use the logo as a link to their site

How do we raise money?

Each rider will receive a sponsor form, endorsed by the TCT, for them to ask friends, family, work colleagues, employers, etc. to donate whatever they wish. All money raised will go to The TCT in Stephen's name, (cheques should be made out to "Stephen's Story"). On the day of the ride please take sponsor forms and money to the registration desk at Lichfield Rugby Club, as early as possible. We've even had non-motorcyclist pledging via their accounts at Millennium, Amazing!.

Raffle tickets will soon be available, the raffle page will list items as they become available but we have already had offers of tools and various vouchers but anything to bolster the raffle fund will be gratefully received.

If you know of any businesses or retail outlets who are willing to pledge money or raffle prizes, or even pass a sponsor form around, they will receive a thank-you and a link on the supporters page

As with the previous ride-outs, Stephen's mom, Jane will joining us on the ride again.

If you have friends who would like to join in, feel free to invite them but make sure they use the contact page so we have an idea of 'numbers', indications show we should have 500+.

On behalf of Stephen's family, thank you for your support

The 2013-2016 events have raised a total of £34,552
Well done everyone!

Col & Elle