Colin’s Ride from Lands’ End to John O’Groats

Motorcycle hobbyist Colin Dance took his 1962 Norton Dominator 88ss ex-Malaysian police force bike on a sponsored charity motorbike ride from Lands’ End to John O’Groats last month to raise money for the Freddie Farmer Foundation.

The 1982-mile ride took in all the back roads along the beautiful Devon and Cornwall coastline, then 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.

“The kindness of people along the way in offering assistance when I was sitting by the roadside working on the bike made it all worthwhile,” said Colin.

“My overriding memory of this was at the very end when an elderly couple on seeing I was in a spot of bother striping my gearbox by the side of the road offered me the use of their caravan. They insisted I have a meal with them as it was late and have breakfast with them the following morning. They also gave a donation to the Freddie Farmer Foundation, such heart-warming generosity.”

“The bike did some sterling work carrying myself and my load and is now getting some tender loving care before my next big adventure! Maybe someone else out there with a motorbike might like to join me for the next one?”

“I made it John O’Groats and I had a lot of fun doing it!”

Colin’s ride took nine days in total and has raised a fabulous £882.22 for the Freddie Farmer Foundation via his JustGiving page (plus Gift Aid), visit the Facebook page for more information.