Tour de Northside raises £5,000 for Macmillan

Sixteen of my colleagues from Northside Truck and Van Ltd completed a 20 mile cycle ride in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and in memory of our colleague Don Bowen.

Rowland Road bikers

They cycled around all our depots in Yorkshire and Humberside taking the route Sheffield, Doncaster, Scunthorpe ,Immingham, Hull, York, Bradford and Leeds.

Don Bowen, from Beeston, started working for Northside Truck and Van in January 1990. During this time Don Progressed to the Diagnostic level of HGV Technician being responsible for a high level of technical repairs. During his 26 years of loyal service to Northside Don was responsible for developing and sharing this knowledge, experience and wisdom with many other successful Technicians that work in our Business today.

Don developed cancer in January 2015 and sadly lost his battle with the disease on 4th May 2016.

He leaves many friends and a massive hole in all our lives, his loyal friends want to do something to give something back in his name. We undertook a massive challenge in the “Tour De Northside” Cycle event visiting all 8 Northside Depots over 3 days covering almost 200 miles!

We have beaten our original target of £3,000, but can you help us raise even more for for Macmillan Cancer Support?

If you would like to donate, please visit our Just Giving page.


This post was written by Steve Firth using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.