AROUND 50 members of Downriders Motorcycle Club (MCC) will be hitting the road around the Ards Peninsula on Sunday 2 June, and are encouraging other motorcyclists to take part to help raise funds for NSPCC Northern Ireland.[caption id="attachment_38741" align="alignleft" width="390"] The Downriders Motor Cycle Club are riding out for the NSPCC.[/caption] Brian Lyness from Downriders MCC is organising the event to raise funds for NSPCC’s services in Northern Ireland. He said: “We’re all looking forward to this annual event and really want to do something special for the NSPCC. Everyone taking part, as well as those who sponsor them, will be helping us make a meaningful contribution to the lives of vulnerable local children.” Last year around 200 riders took part in the event and raised £1250.00 for NSPCC services. The ride is open to anyone, including learners, with participants meeting at Donaghadee bus station at 12pm and setting off at 1pm. The cost is £5 per bike with free refreshments at the end. Clare Galbraith, NSPCC community fundraising manager, said: “Funds raised from this event help the NSPCC run our services for children and families in Northern Ireland, including ChildLine, the free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in need of advice, support for young witnesses in criminal trials, and help for those who have experienced abuse. “We’re hugely grateful to Downriders MCC, and all those who come along to take part on the day, for their support.” To find out more about this event and how to get involved, call Brian Lyness on 07858 368 330, email downridersmcc@hotmail.