Here at Cornwall Blood Bikes, all our volunteers share a heartfelt passion for biking and good road safety and being able to ride the glorious roads around our County.
But on Sunday 15th September 2019 we had the company of extra special guests of Cornwall Blood Bikes.
Back in January 2019, our CBB Volunteers, Fundraising Manager Ian Butler and Training Manager Steve Mason headed to Wadebridge RFC where the legendary Johnny Cowling was compere for a charity auction and fundraising evening in aid of CBB and Children’s Hospice Southwest.
Steve & Ian found themselves the subject of Jonny’s attention for most of the evening much to the amusement of the audience.
As part of that evening a charity auction took place which raised an outstanding sum of money.
Within the prizes for auction, was the chance to be the guests of Cornwall Blood Bikes and experience being a pillion under advanced riding skills.
On Sunday our two pillion winners were the guests of Cornwall Blood Bikes.
Nici & Kate started the day meeting CBB volunteers Ian Butler, Jayne Penlerick, Steve Mason, Tim Cookman, Ian Prout, and Jaynene White at the famous Chapter 1 diner for breakfast.
The ride set off, headed by the lead bike Ian & Jayne, and the pillions on Tim & Ian Prout’s Bikes.
Although the ladies were certainly a little nervous of the unknown Tim & Ian’s riding skills soon reassured them
The ride took them all along the coast, stopping for a customary coffee stop at Portreath, before heading all along the north coast by now the ladies had certainly got the bug and were soaking in the views.
A few pit stops along the way, and by the stop at The Gurnards Head, Tim & Ian had lost their bikes as the ladies posed for photographs.
The lunch stop was set by the backdrop of that famous iconic Cornish landscape St Michaels Mount at the Godololphin Arms.
The day seemed to fly by, with many miles covered and the smiles on Nici & Kate’s faces never faded for the day.
Neither had ever ridden pillion or been on a bike, so it truly was an experience.
Thank you to our CBB volunteers for giving up their time to dedicate to the day but special thanks must go to Ian Prout & Tim Cookman for looking after your pillions so very well and giving them such a special day and experience for them to cherish forever.
Also a big thank you to Ian Butler who lead the whole ride perfectly.
Today truly showcased the safe and advanced riding skills at their very best that CBB strive for at all times.
But the biggest thank you goes to our pillion ride winners Nici & Kate for supporting our charity in this way to help keep our wheels turning.
We are very proud to be a Cornish charity and on that Sunday some of its volunteer advanced riders & special guests had the opportunity to ride this fabulous counties countryside of which we have the privilege to serve.
A great day was had by all.