Sign up for charity bike ride in memory of Lissie

Cyclists at Barmby Moor Playingfields, where the bike ride will start
Cyclists at Barmby Moor Playingfields, where the bike ride will start

Friends of a Pocklington woman who died earlier this year are encouraging residents to saddle up for a charity bike ride being held in her memory.

Lissie Ogram was found dead at her home on Kilnwick Close, on 11 March at the age of just 43.

Barmby Moor Playingfields Committee and the village’s senior football club are holding their annual sponsored bike ride on 28 June in Lissie’s memory.

The event, which Lissie was a keen fundraiser for, will be followed by a free barbecue on the playingfields for riders and there will be a bar open. There is also an evening of live music - with East Yorkshire cover band The Korrupted performing - and a disco bar.

There is free entry for those taking part in the bike ride. For everyone else, tickets are £5 for adults or £15 for a family ticket.

One of the organisers of the event, Jo Appleton, 43, from Barmby Moor, who went to Woldgate College with Lissie, said: “Quite a few people have shown an interest in taking part.

“Please come along and help us raise funds in Lissie’s memory.”

Money raised on the day will be used to buy a new piece of play equipment for the playingfields with a plaque fitted to remember Lissie.

Cyclists for the charity bike ride will meet at the playingfields at about 1pm. The 15-mile ride will start at about 2pm.

If you are unable to take part in the bike ride but would like to make a donation, there are donation tins at Pocklington’s Lyndhurst Day Nursery, on Kilnwick Road. and The Feathers Hotel, on Market Place.

To take part in the bike ride, receive a sponsor form, buy tickets for the evening event or for more information, call John or Jackie Cooper on 07442 169940 or Mrs Appleton on 07972 684283.

Mrs Appelton would also like to hear from any companies that sell play equipment.