Torpoint ferries support charity motorcycle ride
5 September 2020
Staff at the Torpoint ferries were delighted to have the opportunity to support a special charity motorcycle ride in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance on Saturday.
The motorcycle ride was organised by friends of Jay Dickson who was tragically killed in an accident on the stretch of road between Torpoint and Antony last year.
“As it would have been Jay’s birthday this month we decided to organise a bike ride as a memorial to Jay at the same time as raising money for the air ambulance” explained organiser Pete Bourner.
With support from BMC Motorcyles, the group decided to ride from Cattedown Road in Plymouth to Antony, and then through Looe, Pelynt, Dobwalls, Duloe, Sandplace and Widegates before finishing at the Chequered Flag café on the A38 near Liskeard where they were met by members of Jay’s family.
“Riding from Plymouth to Cornwall obviously means crossing the river and, as we were expecting up to 30 bikers to take part, we contacted the ferry office to see if they could help ”said Pete.
After hearing of the plans for the charity bike ride Ferry Manager Paul Davey and Ferry Operations Si Jones were very happy to support the event and offered to organise a special crossing using the third ferry to avoid causing disruption or delays to other service users.
We were delighted to support this charity motorcycle ride. “ said Tamar Crossings General Manager David List. “Cornwall Air Ambulance does such great work and we were very pleased to be able to help. “
“This was a very special day for everyone who knew Jay “ said Pete. “As well as taking part in a motorcycle ride in his memory, the 30 motorcyles and 35 people involved helped to raise £140 for Cornwall Air Ambulance.”
“We would also like to thank the Torpoint ferry staff for their support “.