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Ride for the 96 Cyclists's fundraising page

Ben Williams

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Ride for the 96 is an annual charity cyclo-sportive bike ride in memory of the 96 Liverpool FC fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough stadium disaster on 15th April 1989.

The ride is a 1 day event on the outskirts of Liverpool organised in conjunction with British Cycling.
The ride is open to anyone to enter, and 100% of entrance fees and sponsorship monies will go to charity.

For the 2013 ride, 50% of the funds raised will go to the Alder Hey Childrens hospital, 25% will go to Jamie Carraghers 23 Foundation to be allocated to youth projects and charitable causes on Merseyside, and 25% will go to the Steven Gerrard Foundation to be allocated to children’s charitable organisations and projects.

This page is set up to provide a means for people to sponsor the cyclists to support their efforts in fundraising for these wonderful charities.

For full detaiuls of the ride including links to enter, please visit the official website at:

When and where does the ride take place?

The 2013 Ride for the 96 will take place on Sunday 28th April 2013, starting and finishing at Sutton Leisure Centre in St. Helens.

What distance is the ride?

The 2013 Ride for the 96 covers 96 km.

Ride for the 96 History

As a lifelong Liverpool FC fan, I have always been deeply saddened by the events of that fateful day, deeply frustrated and angered by the subsequent lies and cover-ups, and deeply touched by the efforts of the bereaved families, survivors and others to fight for the truth to emerge and be widely accepted.

I wanted to do something as a tribute to the 96, and as a cyclist this seemed like an ideal way to mark my respect, and to raise money for worthy causes.

Recent donors

31.05.13 This was the most challenging ride I have done so far, with the Billinge Beast, so justly named ! A great ride and cause- thanks for the incentive to complete.



29.05.13 A special thank you to all the volunteers who made it such a successful day. Including the friendly staff in the pub at the feedstop. Your help and support is really appreciated.

28.05.13 I am new to this riding stuff and hardest 60 miles of my life!! Good cause though and looking forward to 96 miles next year!!

27.05.13 team cake would like to thank terry, Eileen, june, kim, jimmy, jim. jack, wacka and evo for their kind donation.

24.05.13 Thank you to all who sponsored me for such a great charity. Tough but fantastic day. Thanks for your support. Simon Murphy

23.05.13 I completed this ride as a tribute to the strength of the people who have lost a loved one in tragic circumstances and also for our friend Sara McCarthy, an ambassador for the 23 Foundation, who lost her son Frazer tragically on 24th May 2012.

23.05.13 Thanks to all who sponsored me


21.05.13 A Big Thank to all the guys from Siemens wind power and Sarens Cranes and everyone else invloved with the Gwynt Y Mor Project

20.05.13 Well done!

20.05.13 Well done "Team Cake" from Lower Centenary Ray (Jaffa Cake)

20.05.13 Well done to the "Team Cake" boys from Cornwall Ken (YNWA)!!!

19.05.13 Many thanks to everyone for sponsoring me, and making this donation possible. David McCallum

19.05.13 sponcership


17.05.13 Thanks to everyone who sponsored me! Another £50 towards these great charities and in memory of the 96. Well done to Ben and all the volunteers.

16.05.13 Big thanks to all my friends and family for sponsoring team cake ,but the biggest well done goes to Ben Williams for organising a brilliant event. JFT96!

15.05.13 Good luck everyone.

15.05.13 Well done Graeme Arkell!! :)

14.05.13 Thanks to all my colleages at work for sponsoring me for this ride.


13.05.13 Local primary school where I work as a teacher, sponsored me for the ride. Sherdley Primary School St Helens and my friends/family raised £231.



Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
Total donors:
Biggest donor:
Ray Smith
Last donor:
Anthony Wong
Offline fundraising: