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The Story Behind the Stages - Rise

Sponsored by Greens, The Signmakers

This stage is named for the East Yorkshire village of Rise and passes Rise Hall, famous for being the “Restoration Nightmare” formerly owned by TV property presenter Sarah Beeny.

The stage is fast and challenging with some deceptive brows and narrow sections, and unlike the first two stages has some change in elevation. Not a lot, as we are in Holderness after all.

The stage is also home to the inspirational Jason Liversidge. In 2013, at just 37 years old, Jason was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. An adrenaline junkie who

loved skiing, grass tracking, fast cars and motorbikes, Jason has slowly lost the ability to move and is now in a wheelchair and needs full time care.

Despite his cruel disease, Jason is determined to carry on living life to the full and has taken on a number of extreme challenges - including the longest zip wire in Europe, becoming the first person to summit Mount Snowdon in an electric wheelchair and abseiling off the Humber Bridge - which have raised over £25,000 for charity. He also set a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed in an electric all-terrain mobility vehicle - reaching nearly 67mph at Elvington Airfield in his custom-made electric wheelchair.

The East Riding Stages Rally is proud to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association as one of the rally’s nominated charities. In addition, the Club has arranged a spectator area for wheelchair users on the Rise Stage, so that Jason and others will be able to enjoy the spectacle of rally cars blasting past.

We are delighted that Greens the Signmakers are sponsoring this stage, as well as supporting the event by printing all of the stage signage onto recyclable products, helping us to also reduce the carbon footprint for the East Riding Stages Rally.

We are still recruiting marshals for this most special of special stages, so if you would like to be a part of it, please head to and register.

To make a donation to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, please visit


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