What, Why, When and How?
The challenge is to ride our bikes around the coast of the UK, roughly following the route shown below in an anti-clockwise direction. We will be camping at night and will be on the road for 10-14 hours a day, sometimes more. The route is approximately 4000 miles and consists mainly of 'A' and 'B' roads.
We intend to stop at some points of interest, such as John O'Groats and Lands End, as well as Lowestoft and St Davids, as these are the 'four corners' of the UK.
The route will start and finish at Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hants.
We are passionate about raising money for charity, particularly charities that are close to our hearts. We have all had experience, either personally or through family and friends, of the effects that a stroke can have on people and how it changes lives and also how the loss of a baby can have an everlasting impact on families.
The charities we are supporting can help individuals and families deal with these, providing full support wherever and however it is needed.
We are raising funds for these charities;
You can also donate by text, send code BBCH53 followed by amount £1, £2, £5 or £10 to 70070
You can also donate by text, send code BBCH72 followed by amount £1, £2, £5 or £10 to 70070
Any donations will be gratefully received and all funds raised will be forwarded to the relevant charity, donations can be given using the JustGiving links above or by contacting us for further information
We will be leaving on 24th June 2017 and should, if it all goes to plan, be arriving back at Lymington on 8th July 2017.
We will be riding a selection of bikes as follows:-
1985 Kawasaki KH125 - rebuilt as a cafe racer (the green one)
1986 Kawasaki KH125 - rebuilt as a cafe racer (the silver one)
1987 Kawasaki KH125 - under construction
Pictures of the bikes can be found on the Gallery page.
There will also be other bikes joining us for various days on the trip and if anyone else wants to tag along, for all of it or just the odd day let us know, all are welcome.
We will have a support truck with us carrying our camping gear, spares, tools, fuel etc
Find us on Twitter; @bigbikecharity