Superbike star Keith to lead charity run

Sarah and the big hearted bikers
Sarah and the big hearted bikers
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TOP superbike rider Keith Amor is used to leading the pack when he competes in races.

And the Falkirk-based professional will be at the front once more as he leads off the Carron Valley Motorcycle Club’s annual charity run this Sunday – but this time he’ll be keeping strictly to the speed limit.

The event will see hundreds of bikers from across the district depart from The Wheelhouse car park in Camelon at 10.30 a.m. and drive in procession to Kinross.

Officers from the Central Scotland Police motorbike division will be amongst those taking part.

The procession has raised thousands of pounds each year it has been staged for CHAS, a Scottish charity which provides hospice services for children with life-shortening illnesses.

Wendy and Scott Penman, of Carronshore, know more than most about the valuable work that CHAS does.

Their four-year-old daughter Sara suffers from Joubert syndrome, a very rare genetic disorder, and attends the Robin House hospice in Balloch.

The Penmans met members of the Carron Valley Motorcycle Club last Saturday morning outside the Victoria Inn in Carronshore in advance of this weekend’s fund raising bike ride.

Wendy said: “This a fantastic effort for a very worthwhile cause. We fully support what the club and other volunteers will be doing.

“The care and support that CHAS offers families like us is outstanding, you could not ask for anything more.”

Keith Amor could not attend as he was competing for the Honda team at the Bol d’Or endurance race in Magny-Cours, France.

He will however be back in time to lead the procession from Camelon.

Co-organiser Tam Reid said: “It’s a real honour for us to have Keith lead us off.

“Anyone who is a fan of motorbike racing will know he’s a rising star of the sport - and this could be his biggest season yet as he’s now signed with Honda.

“I got in touch through his Facebook page and asked if he would like to take part, and he jumped at the chance.

“He’s been given a brand new Honda especially for the occasion from a dealership in Perth, so it will be great to see him in action.”

The money raised by the event will be given towards the construction of a new wing at Rachel House, a CHAS hospice in Kinross, as part of the charity’s Tiarra Appeal.

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