Recent charity work by the Barrel Bikers MCC

Our most recent charity, who we have collected for from Apr-22 to Mar-23, was the Blood bikes (  We raised £1,669.914

At Christmas 2022 we donated to charity rather than giving each other Christmas Cards.  This was donated to Curly Tails Pig Sanctuary in Newton Longville (

Over the pandemic we were unable to elect a new charity annually as we usually do so continued to support our 2019 elected Charity, The Milton Keynes hospital Charity (, until Apr-22.  We raised £2,399.39 during this time.

In memory of Mole, who we lost to Covid during the pandemic, we did a midsummer run in 2022 to the Rollright stones.  Mole’s widow, Karen, chose Prostate Cancer UK as the beneficiary of the funds raised.

Attached are the lovely thank you letters we have received for these donations.



Our Charity Work

This last year the charity we supported was Redway School, a local school for special needs children. Today we were please to present them with a cheque for £2294 at their annual fete:

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Easter Pet Food Run to Hula

At Easter we did our usual pet food run to Hula, a local animal shelter:

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Our charity work last year.

Every year, we pick a good cause to support. Our charity fund raising last year was for Young Minds, a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. We raised £2068 for them over the course of the year at our various events. Needless to say, they were very grateful for the donation and we are always grateful for the people who donate when we fund raise 🙂


Hula Pet food run for our furry friends.

Since it was the first day of spring we did what we do best: ride our bikes and help someone out. On Sunday we collected a load of pet food together and had a run to a local animal shelter, HULA. We then did tea and cake at Castle Ashby; very civilised 🙂

Thanks to Nicola for organising the whole thing and to Duncan & DM for leading the ride-out.

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Thanks for our help with the Penn Road Street Party…

Earlier this year we helped out with the Penn Road Street Party, a street party held in Fenny Stratford to raise money for local charities. We recently received a letter of thanks from the organisers:

Dear Barrel Bikers,

As the Chair of the Penn Road Street Party Committee I am writing to thank you for all the help that the Barrel Bikers provided towards the Penn Road Street Party 2015.
This year we chose to split the proceeds between Carers MK and Young Carers MK. We raised just over £1,500.
Numerous Barrel Bikers helped in many different ways, in particular lending us lots of equipment, helping to set it all up, and setting off the fireworks (which were fantastic). Big John also brought loads of pasties up from Cornwall and Tim James provided the Young Carers with tickets for ice skating at Alexandra Palace. Tim also won the Start Prize in the raffle!
I am pleased to confirm that every single penny people spent on their tickets, and every single penny people spent on raffle tickets, has already gone to Carers MK and Young Carers MK.
Once again everybody had a great time and it wouldn’t be possible without the help of the Barrel Bikers. Thanks again for your continuing support and please accept my apologies for not writing to you sooner.

Toni Cardinali, Chair
Penn Road Street Party Committee

Guide Dog Fundraising

Yesterday we had an amazing morning riding up to the guide dog breeding centre to hand over a cheque for a huge £3341.71 thank you for such a warm welcome once again!

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