Coast-to-coast ride to begin in Lytham

NWUK Motorcycles and Bikers on a previous ride
NWUK Motorcycles and Bikers on a previous ride
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Hundreds of motorcyclists from across the North West are riding coast to coast - all in the name of charity.

Brian Scott, 56, from NWUK Motorcycles and Bikers group, has helped organise a 150 mile journey that starts at Lytham Windmill at 9.30am on Easter Sunday and ends in Whitby.

If I said to you cancer then you would know exactly what it is, but if I say Tuberous Sclerosis you won’t, that is why it’s vital that we get as much publicity as possible.

Brian Scott

Riders will come together to raise money for the Tuberous Sclerosis Association and support Brian, whose son has the disorder.

Brian’s son Daniel cannot walk, talk or feed himself and needs constant care and attention.

Tuberous Sclerosis is a genetic disorder that affects around 10,000 people in the UK but is very hard to spot as it can only be detected by scans once someone is two-years-old.

Brian, from Lytham, says events like this are essential in ensuring more people know about the disease.

He said: “If I said to you cancer then you would know exactly what it is, but if I say Tuberous Sclerosis you won’t, that is why it’s vital that we get as much publicity as possible.

“Everyone throughout the world needs to know about the disorder and the affects it can have, some people may not know that they or their family have it.”

Emma Damian-Grint, Tuberous Sclerosis Association community fund-raising manager, said: “The Tuberous Sclerosis Association (TSA) are absolutely delighted that the NWUK Motorcycles and Bikers group have decided to support our charity, with this wonderful event.

Brian has been delighted with the response and organisers cannot believe how big the event has become.

Brian said: “We have riders coming from all round the country, people are coming all the way from Whitby just to ride back.

“I know Brian found the support the Tuberous Sclerosis Association gave him in the early days of his son’s diagnosis invaluable and that he’ll be moved so many of his fellow bikers are turning out to support him on April 5.”

Everyone participating in the event on Easter Sunday will need to donate £10 to take part and ride 125cc-2300cc motorbikes.