A brave teenager battling a brain tumour received a special surprise when he was given the ride of a lifetime on a biker’s powerful trike aptly named ‘Beast’.
The surprise trip was organised by friend of the family Robert Coutts and members of the Derbyshire Bikers and Derbyshire and District Riders’ Group for Ryan Coutts, 14, who is battling the tumour.
The Mill Hill School pupil got a ride on the bike during a charity day held at Marehay Miners’ Welfare Club by Ryan and his family and friends. They have so far raised £12,000 for a charity which helps young victims like Ryan. On the day he was presented with a leather jacket courtesy of biker clothing and accessory store Bikers’ Gearbox and was fastened into the seat of the trike before being driven through Denby to Ripley and back by driver Tim ‘TC’ Cawston.
Robert said: “He’s been such a brave young man I felt we could do something to make it a really memorable day for him.
“With over 30 riders in attendance it was certainly a sight to see and hopefully a day that he will never forget.”
So far, the phenomenal fundraising efforts have made an amazing £12,151 thanks to various events held across Amber Valley and the UK since April this year. The money raised will go to the Children’s BrainTumour Research charity based in Nottingham.
Ryan’s mum Caroline said: “Ryan absolutely loved the trike ride. Everything was amazing and the total amount of money raised so far really is outstanding.”
There’s still chance to donate to Ryan’s chosen charity by visiting https://www. justgiving.com/Ryan-Coutts1/