Outlaws back home after fundraising bike-ride marathon

Bulwell Outlaws 225-mile marathon
Bulwell Outlaws 225-mile marathon

MONEY is still being totted up after brave members of a BMX club in Bulwell successfully completed a daunting fundraising ride from Wales.

Seven young riders from the Nottingham Outlaws gobbled up the 225 miles from Abersoch in Wales and back to Bulwell in an impressive three days.

And two adult members of the Sellers Wood Drive club — Paul Clarke and Kevin Piper — completed the gruelling trek in just ONE DAY!

A celebration event, complete with fireworks, welcomed the riders on their return to their Bulwell track.

More than 150 supporters turned out to give the bikers a rousing reception.

The tough challenge has boosted the club’s ambitious bid to raise more than £70,000 to completely overhaul their base and turn it into one of the best BMX venues in the country.

It is thought the marathon ride has earned thousands of pounds in sponsorship to add to £45,000 already raised.

Club chief Phil Gray-Blest was one of three adults who accompanied the younger riders on the three-day version of the ride.

He said: “When we got back to the track, it was absolutely amazing. So many people came out, it was fantastic.

“The ride was tough but everyone made it. A huge thankyou must go out to everyone who took part and everyone who sponsored the riders. There is a long way to go but the fundraising is progressing well.”

Anyone who would like to donate to the track-improvement project should visit www.nottinghamoutlaws.com.

OUR PHOTO shows some of the Outlaws riders before they embarked on their gruelling marathon.