Team Timber ‘race for the fearless’ in memory of friend

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Males with bikes in Green team Arthur tops

In April 2023, ‘Timber MTB’ -a team of mountain bike riders from East Anglia, will be taking part in MacAvalanche 2023 in memory of Barry Cooke who was cared for by the Charity in his final days.

They will join over 200 cycle riders at Aonach Mór at the Ben Nevis mountain range at Fort William in Scotland to hurtle through the snow, descending over 900m at a rapid rate. Described as a race for the fearless, Team Timber are ready to go!

Tony Garner, Team captain explained:

“This will be a serious challenge as we are all used to flat riding. The team will be racing on the Saturday and taking on another challenging route next to Ben Nevis on the Sunday. We are raising vital funds for Arthur Rank Hospice as is a charity close to the heart of a couple of the riders.”

Man and little girl by wooden cart
Barry Cooke and with his Granddaughter before he died

Community Fundraiser, Sarah Clayton said:

“We wish Team Timber the very best of best of luck, it is always so special have a groups of friends support the Charity. We thank Tony, Jamie, Joe ,Tiago, Billy and Philip for all their support.”

If you can help Team Timber reach their £500 target, please donate at

If you would like to support people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition and would like to take on a challenge for the Charity, please email Carolyn or Sarah at or call 01223 675888.