Civic rest for Alzheimer’s charity cyclist

Doncaster Civic Mayor, Councillor Ken Knight (centre) greets sponsored cyclist, Brigg Town Councillor Andrew Markham (right), outside the Mansion House.
Doncaster Civic Mayor, Councillor Ken Knight (centre) greets sponsored cyclist, Brigg Town Councillor Andrew Markham (right), outside the Mansion House.
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DONCASTER’S Civic mayor threw open the Mansion House to give his backing to a charity bike ride for a medical charity, in one of his first jobs since taking the job.

Coun Knight, who took over the post after Margaret Pinkney had to stand down earlier this year through ill health, greeted cyclist Andrew Markham, who he stopped off in the borough on his 75-mile Halifax to Brigg cycle ride to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and boost funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Mr Markham was served with refreshments in the Mansion House and then spent the night in Doncaster before getting back on his bike the following day to finish the journey.

He also called at Brighouse, Dewsbury, Wakefield and Scunthorpe.

Coun Knight said: “I am delighted to be able to greet Mr Markham as he cycles through Doncaster to raise money for this extremely worthy cause. I hope as many people as possible will join us to wish him well on his journey and help him raise much-needed funds.”

Log onto www.justgiving.com/andrew-MARKHAM to donate.