Lancaster teacher uses 180mph motorbike to volunteer for city charity during lockdown

In 'normal' life, Ian Ledward works as a geography and sports teacher at Lancaster Royal Grammar School.

Monday, 18th May 2020, 3:45 pm
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 4:03 pm
Ian Ledward.

However, during lockdown he has been volunteering as a medical supplies delivery driver and has done a number of runs across Lancashire for CancerCare.

Ian was one of dozens of people who volunteered to help the Slyne Road charity's new Community Support Service, which was set up due to having to close their centres due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Former Morecambe High teacher Ian makes his drops on his Honda Fireblade 1000, a mean machine which has a top speed of more than 180mph.

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He has enjoyed numerous trips across Europe on his bike; however, as the current situation has restricted non-essential travel, volunteering has enabled him to help people and indulge his passion for motorcycling.

Ian’s latest trip was a delivery in Claughton-on-Brock and he said: “It has been great to be able to help people in isolation during this time. They are always really grateful and it is lovely to feel you are giving something back.

“My teaching job is part time so I am hoping to carry on volunteering when everything goes back to normal."