I would like to once again address my fellow UK bikers and make this  final plea, in a last ditch attempt to generate some positivity from you all and if successful, will go down as the greatest demonstration of our compassion for our fellow men suffering from Prostate Cancer in the history of our nation.

As you read this, 1 in every 8 men is affected and 1 man is dying from Prostate Cancer every minute.

We need to stand together as a great beacon of light of hope to millions of men who have been seared in the flames of this withering illness.

We must face the tragic fact that men will not be free as long as this disease continues to take our lives. Until a cure is found, we will be sadly crippled by the manacles of this disease which does not discriminate. 

It does not care whether you are white, black, yellow, red, whether you ride a 50 c.c ride-about or a 1200 c.c speed-king or do not even ride a bike.

We all live on a lonely island of material prosperity, devoid of charity and compassion. Men still languish in the corners of a society that cares not for the poor and suffering.

And, so I address you today to dramatise an appalling condition. In a sense, I’m coming to you to ‘cash a cheque’ 

When the architects of our constitution wrote their magnificent words of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, they were signing a promissory note to which every man was to fall heir. 

This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the liberty to be free of disease, to the inalienable rights of life, the equality of treatment and the pursuit of happiness."

We have been give a bad cheque by ‘Prostate Cancer’ which has come back marked "insufficient funds." 

Why do we persist to believe that the bank of compassion is bankrupt? We/I refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of the soul of this nation. 

So, I’ve come to cash this cheque, a cheque that will mark our brotherhood as strong and true.

In this sweltering summer of fun, frolics and great rides, I am coming to you to remind you of the fierce urgency of ‘Now’ This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. 

Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of indifference to the sunlit path of hope. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of medical injustice to the solid rock of care and compassion. 

Now is the time to make finding a cure a reality for all of God's children.

It would be fatal for the nation of bikers to overlook the urgency of the moment. The increased number of fatalities will not pass until we find a cure to Prostate Cancer.

Make 2018 not an end, but a beginning. 

Let us help those who suffer with this disease, by giving them hope that we as a nation are doing everything we can to find the cure for what will otherwise continue to ravage and deprive us of our friends and family.

Personally, I will not rest until my fellow men are granted the equal opportunity to enjoy a quality of life that is their right. We must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. 

We do not walk alone in search of this solution. The many dedicated researchers are doing it for us. They will not turn back and neither must we turn our backs on the greatest challenge to befall men.

The unspeakable horrors of this brutal disease must be eradicated. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies maintain the rights to live with dignity. 

I HAVE A DREAM that if all the biking brotherhood and communities donated just £5 to this great cause, we would edge closer to finding the cure to saving the lives of thousands of men and grant them the freedom to enjoy a better and prolonged quality of life. 

The Yorkshire County Bikers Group boasts 4000 members. Times that by £5 = £20,000 (Dream or Reality?)

The only reason to life lies in ‘HOPE’

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I will hold on to my dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the human dream.

I HAVE A DREAM that we will rise up and live out the true meaning of our creed, that we hold these truths to be self-evident and that all men are created equal.

Let us therefore express our hopes and aspirations to our fellow men by digging deep and make this happen. 

LET’S MAKE A STATEMENT OF INTENT. 

Even in the face of discord and uncertainties, let us prove to the world that our soul is alive and well in the biking world. As God's children, let us rise and be counted.

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pccharityride2014

Thank you.

Roger

(Inspired by Martin Luther King)

The Raffle

Drawn on 17th June 2018

As listed below: 

Ticket 58 - Alan (MT Revenge Helmet)

Ticket 141 - Stella (Oxford Chain Lock)

Ticket 51 Kristoffer ( 5 Litre Putoline Liquid Wash)

ALL PRIZES DONATED BY

www.castlemotorcycles.co.uk

Well done to those who participated and all monies donated to PROSTATE CANCER UK.

 

LIBERTY BIKER EYEWEAR RAFFLE.

Hoo Ha!

(OPEN TO BIKERS NATIONWIDE)


KINDLY DONATED BY SPECTACULAR EYEWEAR, LEEDS.
www.spectaculareyewear.co.uk

Once more we have managed to secure a quality product to offer in a raffle in support of

PROSTATE CANCER UK

AND

THE JOHN O'GROATS - LAND'S END CHARITY RIDE 2018.


This particular raffle will run until after the termination of the charity ride.

Draw to take place on the 31st JULY 2018.

The winner can either have a single vision prescription lenses fitted to their own frame (Valued £149.95)

or

Varifocal prescription lenses fitted (Valued £199.95)

or

Just choose the standard eyewear.

The frame is biker specific.
Close Fit, wrap around design.
Slides easily under your helmet.
Removable magnetic eye cups, block wind, dust & glare.


TICKETS AVAILABLE ON LINE 

AT

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pccharityride2014
(Minimum donation to the value of £5 for 3 tickets).

OR

IF YOU SEE ROGER OUT AND ABOUT ON HIS BIKE.

 We will confirm your allocated numbers and the winner will be contacted by email.

Prize to be collected from Spectacular Eyewear, Crossgates, Leeds,LS15 7PS.

(Ask for Rachel - The Owner)

(IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE POSTAL DISTRICT, PRIZE WILL BE POSTED TO YOU FREE)

Please let us know your head size or the size of your helmet.

Good Luck.

Kind Regards
Roger

 

IN ASSOCIATION WITH CASTLE MOTORCYCLES
www.castlemotorcycles.co.uk
And
BSB MOTORS
www.bsbmotors.co.uk
THE OFFICIAL SPONSORS OF THE
JOHN O'GROATS - LAND'S END CHARITY RIDE 2018
IN AID OF PROSTATE CANCER UK
We’d like to thank those who attended the previous event, held in May. You can read all about it, in the June issue of the YORKSHIRE REPORTER.
httpps://yorkshirereporter.co.uk
YOU'VE SPOKEN AND WE'VE LISTENED
Before Roger sets off on his ride on the 1st July, we are repeating this event to further emphasise the cause he is fighting for, wish him well on his epic journey and give those of you who missed the last event, another chance to show your support.
VENUE & LOCATION
CASTLE MOTORCYCLES
SATURDAY 16 June - 10.00 a.m - 4.00 p.m
3-7 Bridge Street, Castleford, WF10 1JP
Everybody liked the coffee and as they say in Colombia
“Ven y prueba la verdadera” “Come and taste the real thing”
Selby & Yvonne from The Koffi Beans are back to serve you.
The signature Prostate Cancer T-shirts available for donations of £10 upwards and the little men badges for £1 each.
 
OUR RAFFLE -
OPEN TO ALL UK BIKERS
CLOSES 16 JUNE 16:00 HRS
Your chance to win :
1st Prize
Protect your head with the popular MT Revenge Helmet
2nd
Secure your bike with the OXFORD GP security CHAIN 8
3rd
Keep your bike pristine with the PUTOLINE Off Road Wash System
Raffle Tickets at 1 @ £2 or 3 @ £5
Available at Castle Motorcycles or see Roger when he visits Squires.
You can also buy on line at
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pccharityride2014
(Minimum 3 tickets @ £5)
We’ll reserve & confirm the numbers and let you know if you win.
Collection from Castle Motorcycles.
Those winners outside the area, we will post your prizes, free postage.
Come and view the gorgeous new HONDA bikes and other pre-owned models currently on display. Book a test ride.
Looking forward to seeing you.
 
Roger
The Castle Team
The BSB Team

 

 
BSB MOTORS, NORMANTON, YORKSHIRE
 
 
PCUK supporting BLACK
 
 
I am pleased to announce the involvement of BSB MOTORS of Normanton - located opposite Lidl, who have agreed to underwrite the total costs of my FUEL on my charity ride.
 
I am personally grateful to Dave Bennett for his trust and belief in my work for PROSTATE CANCER UK and wish his business a prosperous future.
 
Any bikers passing through Altofts and Normanton, may like to refuel at their pumps. You will always be greeted with a most cordial and professional response from the staff serving you.
 

justgiving