Bikers Yorkshire Dales ride in memory of ‘Stodge’

MOTORBIKE ENTHUSIAST: Brian Crabtree, who has died at the age of 55. (s)
MOTORBIKE ENTHUSIAST: Brian Crabtree, who has died at the age of 55. (s)

More than 60 motorcyclists attended a ride out through the Yorkshire Dales in memory of a Clitheroe biking enthusiast.

The event staged in August from WestCoast 4x4/Deanfield Test Centre, raised £750 for the North West Air Ambulance and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The annual event is held in memory of Clitheroe motorbike enthusiast Brian (Stodge) Crabtree. It has so far raised around £7,600 for air ambulance charities. A total of 60 riders on all makes of motorcycles, from vintage to sports bikes, were led by six group leaders through the scenic Yorkshire Dales.

The ride out, organised by Tim Reynolds, Mark Holden, Anthony Dinsdale and Adrian Townsend, culminated in a pie and peas supper at the Waggon and Horses pub in Pimlico Road, Clitheroe.