Big Ride Out total expected to reach over £4,000

By Leah Smith in Charity

Bikers from across the area congregated at Paulton Rovers last Saturday for Jeff Mountjoy’s Big Ride Out, the annual fundraiser for Dorothy House and the FreewheelersEVS.

The event, which continues to grow year on year, began in 2014 as a series of fundraisers started by Paulton resident, Jeff Mountjoy. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jeff set about raising as much as he could for Dorothy House for the support they were giving him, with the event now a tribute to him.

Whilst money is still being counted, the total as The Journal went to press was expected to go over £4,000, thanks to those that supported the event, either with their bikes or attending the evening event, which saw music from Truth and the Happy Endings. One of the organisers said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone that turned up for the JMBRO. To all of the riders and pillions, to our generous sponsors, the stallholders and food vans. To all that donated and came along to cheer us on, to our marshals and parking stewards – a fantastic job done. And last but not least, to Paulton Rovers FC for letting us have use of the venue and for the help that they give us.

“See you all on Saturday, 12th May 2018, when we’ll do it all again!”