Warrington MB Centre (SGN Autos) are an independent Mercedes and V.A.G. Specialist based in Tatton Court, in Woolston. One of their mechanics Peter Clarke has taken part in all seven Ride4Darbs events and this year he tackled the 50 mile route, from Victoria Park to Delamere Forest and back.
Paul Darbyshire was Peter’s son in law. Paul’s incredibly strong mindset rubbed off on Peter when he crashed two days before this years event . After intensive work by Warrington First Team physio Ben Sterling, Peter went on to complete the 50 miles despite various cuts and bruises.
The Warrington MB Centre (SGN Autos) milkman, Dean Bell, from Bells Dairy provided Peter with a 1970's Raleigh shopping bike to complete the ride. However due to his injuries, Peter had to ride a conventional bike. Peter’s son Jon, who spent ten seasons playing for Warrington, completed the 100 mile route riding a tandem with Ben Sterling, another incredible achievement! Paul would have been very proud of them.
Ride 4 Darbs caters for all cyclists with a variety of distances to suit everyone. The emphasis is on a fun day out to raise awareness and money for MNDA. So why not join the ride in June next year? This years event was organised by Angela Powers of Sky Sports along with Peters daughter Lyndsay. The total amount raised this year for MNDA was an incredible £2958.60. You can find out more by visiting www.bikeride4darbs.wordpress.com