Motorcycle hobbyist Colin Dance will be riding his 55-year-old bike on a sponsored charity motorbike ride next year to raise money for the Freddie Farmer Foundation.
Colin has owned the 1962 Norton Dominator 88ss ex-Malaysian police force bike for 25 years having first toured Malaysia with it. More recently, he did a motorbike tour of North Vietnam riding a Honda enduro CRF250 cc bike for 420 miles, mostly off-road, staying with local Cao Dai hill tribe families along the way.
Before returning to the UK he thought, ‘how am I going to match this trip?’ And the idea sprung to mind that he could ride his old Norton from Lands End to John O’Groats and do it in aid of the Freddie Farmer Foundation, which he says, ‘is the icing on the cake!’
“I’d been thinking about what I could do to help the Freddie Farmer Foundation in the New Year,” said Colin. “And I realised I could put my motorbiking hobby and old Norton to good use.
“I’m making the trip in May so there’s plenty of time to prepare and of course, the main thing, even more time to raise money!”
The 'Garbage run' will be on 19 -26 May 2018 taking in all the minor roads across 1450 miles following the back roads along the beautiful Devon and Cornwall coastline, then travelling up through the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales and Cumbria, crossing the Highlands of Scotland, riding the North Coast 500 and around the top to John O’Groats.
To find out more, please visit Colin’s fundraising page on the JustGiving website.