Bikers set to join charity trip in honour of inspirational Stephen Sutton

Hundreds of bikers are getting ready to again honour inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton who raised millions for charity before he died.

Thousands of pounds were raised at the 2019 event
Thousands of pounds were raised at the 2019 event

The Stephen Sutton Ride Out takes place again on May 15 in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The annual event, which first took place in 2013, is in memory of Stephen, who passed away in 2014, having made a huge impact as a Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador and fundraiser.

Having been first diagnosed with colorectal cancer at the age of 15, Stephen, from Burntwood, made a bucket list via Facebook, of things he wanted to achieve, with a goal of raising £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust at number one on his list.

Stephen Sutton

He went on to raise millions - and more than £5.8m has now been raised in his name.

This year’s Stephen Sutton Ride Out comes after a two-year break due to the pandemic.

Stephen’s mother Jane said: “It’s wonderful to be able to hold one of my favourite local fundraising events again after a two-year break.

“We hope people will once again come out as they have done every year, since the first ‘Ride-Out’ in 2013 to give us a wave and ‘thumbs-up’ as we pass along the 27-mile route.”

The event starts at 10.30am at Lichfield Rugby Club, passes through the villages out towards Tamworth and back through Kings Bromley and Fradley before the last few miles in Burntwood, finishing at Burntwood Rugby Club at about noon, where there will be live music, food and motorcycle stalls and family events.

Full details can be found at facebook.com/StephenSuttonRideOut

The event has already raised more than £50,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.

The last time it was staged in 2019, a total of £8,000 was raised adding to Stephen’s fundraising total.

The ride will start at 10.30am on May 15 at Lichfield RFC and arrive at Burntwood RFC at approximately 12pm.

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