Cycle ride in memory of our Vice President

Dave Wilson (Credit: Bilfinger and Radio Clatterbridge)Relatives of the late Vice President of Radio Clatterbridge are taking part in a charity bike ride in his memory.

Dave Wilson died in March following severe acute pancreatitis resulting in multiple organ failure. He was 50.

His sister Julia West and brother-in-law Rich will be cycling the 50 miles from Liverpool to Chester and back again in aid of the Royal Liverpool Charity  to raise money for pancreatitis research.

"Our lives have been turned upside down but we want to raise money so hopefully other families will be spared our pain if more research into this horrible illness can be done and more lives saved." - Julia West, Dave's sister

The non-competetive event, whose charity partner is Claire House Children's Hospice, is now in its 25th year and offers people the rare chance to ride traffic-free through the Queensway Mersey Tunnel.

Dave was a former station manager and presenter and joined us in November 1981 when he was just 14 years old.

He played a key role in running the station in the 1980s and 1990s and became vice president after twice helping to organise moves into new studios.

Fellow volunteers at the station have made their own donations to the cause.

"To remember a friend and colleague at Radio Clatterbridge. I'd lost contact with Dave recently, but his loss was a shock and a cause of sadness." - Graham Johnson, presenter


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