Over a number of years Bob Martin from Shrewsbury has been the driving force in raising over £20,000 for a number of different charities by way of four cycle rides, four auction nights and even a parachute jump!    Having raised an incredible amount, Bob and his friends and family decided to hang up their cycling shoes, put away their auction paddles and retire from fundraising until their dear friend, Adrian Hill (Ade), sadly passed away last year.

Ade had been born with one kidney and at just 46 years old faced a life on dialysis when it failed.  Unbelievably, his wife Nicki, was discovered to be a match and was able to donate one of her kidneys.  Ade and Nicki set out to raise as much money as possible for Kidney Care UK who has supported them during these difficult times and Bob and his cycling friends decided to use their cycle rides to support their fundraising.

On 2nd June 2023, aged just 54 years old, Ade passed away and without hesitation it was decided there would be one last ride in his memory.   Being an avid Liverpool fan the ride will start at his beloved Anfield on 8th June and will see a team of 12 riders ,made up of Ade’s friends and family, cycle to his hometown, Oswestry.  Not wanting to be left out, 6 children will be joining the ride in Whittington to cycle the final 5 miles in memory of their Uncle Ade.

One Last Ride will be raising monies for Kidney Care UK.  For over 40 years, has been providing direct support for kidney patients and working hard to improve health and care services across the UK. With no government funding, it is your donations alone that improves life for kidney patients.  If you would like to support the ride you can donate here; www.justgiving.com/page/bob-martin-2024.  Any donations, big or small will make a huge difference for some many kidney patients.

There are also opportunities for local businesses to get involved by sponsoring the support crew, in return getting their business logo or name on the van.

Back left , Jeanette Pierpoint, Lynsey Kilvert, Ryan Leonard, Fraser Leonard, Bob Martain, Phil McEwan
Front left
Tina Carter   John Clarke, Lily Bumford , Justine McEwan.

Back left Erin Harris , Rhys Williams -Cooke , Ebony Pearce
Front left Amber Leonard , Louie Leonard and Ben Edwards.

Ivy Harris aged 2