Walden Biker signs up to charity motorbike ride

PUBLISHED: 16:53 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:56 23 May 2018

Ian Storey, a member of Walden Bikers prepares to take his �300 motorbike on the Longest Day Up charity motorbike ride on midsummer day.

Ian Storey, a member of Walden Bikers prepares to take his �300 motorbike on the Longest Day Up charity motorbike ride on midsummer day.

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One of the first members of Walden Bikers is taking part in ‘The Longest Day Up’ challenge, a charity motorbike ride from Lands End to John O’Groats which takes place on the longest day of the year.

Ian Storey, from Saffron Walden, bought and repaired a motorbike ridden by another Walden Biker in last year’s event and prepared it for this year’s challenge.

Ian bought the bike for £300, the maximum that participants can spend, and at a recent Walden Biker’s meeting, fellow bikers bought sponsorship patches to stick on his bike in support of the challenge, raising a total of £123.

On June 21, the bikers set off from Lands End at sunrise, aiming to arrive by sunset at John O’Groats.

“It started as a bit of fun, and a challenge - the length of the country on one day, on minor roads and a bike that’s seen better days. But I quickly found out how so many people’s families have been affected by cancer, as has our own. I’ve been touched by the stories I’ve heard.”

Ian has already raised more than his target of £1,000. Donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ian-storey2.


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