Blazing A Trail

Blazing A Trail

5th May, 2016

Trail Riders in joint endeavour to raise money for brain injury

The Cambridgeshire group of the Trail Riders Fellowship are turning one of their summer events on August 6th into a fund raiser for Headway Cambridgeshire. Colin Pountney, an active member of the Cambridgeshire TRF and a trail riding fanatic, has been riding motorcycles for 35 years. Over the last 2 years Colin has organised a long distance trail ride to the Norfolk coast and back. Called 'Dawn to Dusk' a small group of trail riders ride their motorcycles from Little Abington near Cambridge to Hunstanton and back navigating a 210 mile route that consists mainly of byways and un-surfaced, unclassified roads. The aim is to complete the ride within the hours of daylight.

Participants are being asked to make a donation to a JustGiving page that will solely benefit Headway Cambridgeshire. Colin chose the charity as a beneficiary because although trail riding does not usually result in serious injury motorcyclists in general, as well as the equestrians they share the byways with, can be prone to head injuries if involved in an accident. The fundraising endeavour is being launched with a social event on May 7th with over 50 riders attending.

Of the event in August, Colin says: “It will be a fun but challenging day out on our bikes, and it’s great to know we can use the event to support such a fantastic charity”.

Support the Riders

If you would like to donate to the riders in recognition of their efforts, please go to their dedicated JustGiving page.

As a brain injured person it can sometimes be hard to feel positive about your progress but the gym instructor at Headway Cambridgeshire pushes me in the right direction and helps me to feel more enthusiastic about what I am able to achieve and what I might achieve in the future.