NOW FROM JUNE 17th - JULY 6th!!
Mods - purely in honour of the fact I’ve been on here 8 years - can you post this as a sticky Thanks Hels XX
This ride is to highlight the work of two charities supporting people in crisis in the UK
The Charities - The British Red Cross works across the British Isles. Its volunteers support people in emergencies, plus provide services to vulnerable older people, people with disabilities and those in crisis. The Beachy Head Chaplaincy team are volunteers conducting 24 hour search and rescue operations with the police and emergency services to end suicide on the cliffs.
The Ride - the ride will start from the Red Cross Offices on Wed 17th June at 10.30am. I’ll be visiting Red Cross UK offices in England, Scotland and Wales, taking in Land’s End and John O’ Groats on route. The ride will stop at Beachy Head on Monday 6th July to remember those in crisis who lost their lives and then proceed to the Red Cross offices for the official end.
Biking - I am riding an F650GS BMW, called Apple, named after Applecross Pass in Scotland. Biking is very important to me and I have often experienced the warmth of the Biking Community at different points over the years. One of the deepest expressions of solidarity I have experienced was when a over a hundred London Bikers rode miles through February sleet to support the family of a must loved member of our community and give him the send off he deserved.
Many riders have completed far greater challenges than simply riding round the British Isles, but for me this ride is a celebration of bikers and biking, of organisations supporting people in critical situations and the beauty of a journey
Even if you are not able to donate - if you come to the send off on 5th May, we can have a group ride for the first part of the journey together :-