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A Grand Day Out – MaxFax Big Bike Ride

Morecambe Bay Maxillofacial Unit Sponsored Bike Ride

At 5:30am on Saturday 15th June, more than 40 cyclists from the Oral and Maxillofacial department, and other colleagues, at Morecambe Bay University Hospitals Acute NHS Trust, gathered to set off from Morecambe Prom to ride along the Way of the Roses cycle route to raise money towards a new scanner. The department works out of Kendal, Lancaster and Barrow and treat all manner of facial trauma and pathologies.

A large and enthusiastic support team with feed stations and marshals along the route meant that riders were supported with nutritional, mechanical and even emotional help. The cyclists were all sponsored to get as far as they could along the 170 mile waymarked route towards the east coast town of Bridlington. The route is along beautiful quiet lanes through Lancashire, the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Wolds before ending in Bridlington. 8 of the cyclists got all the way to the East coast – some not arriving until 1.30am.

The much-needed scanner will provide a detailed 3D image of trauma and cancer cases and allow for far greater understanding and treatment management.
If you would like to help support the team’s efforts, please go to:

Photos from James Vincent