REALRIDER’s Andrew Richardson and two of his biking mates are taking on one mega challenge to raise funds to help buy life-saving equipment for local charity – Northumbria Blood Bikes. On Friday 24th June, the trio will cover England, Wales and Scotland in one day – leaving Lands End at 3am and riding over 850 miles to reach their final destination at John O’Groats.
So far, they have raised enough funds to purchase at least three defibrillators for the North East-based charity and with a well-known high street bank agreeing to provide match funding up to the value of £1,000; this charity ride really will be well-worth the grueling 15-hour journey (and that’s without stops). Details of this and how to donate can be found on the team’s fund raising page at: https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/dja-lejog
Throughout the ride, a live tracking system (below) will show their progress, including photos from their pit stops. A GoPro camera mounted to Andrew’s bike will also capture each and every mile they ride.
Preparation for the ride starts on Wednesday 22nd June, where the team at Cooper BMW, Sunderland will fill each of the guy’s tanks for the first leg of the trip. Motorrad Sales Executive Stephen Brown said: “The trip will be a real endurance test, not least because they have to ride to the other end of the country before the challenge starts and then back the day after. It’ll be tough for the guys but for a worthy cause and that’s why we wanted to show our support.”
The journey will see the gang cover over 1,800 miles in three days. With the majority being achieved in one day.
All funds donated by BT’s MyDonate will go to Northumbria Blood Bikes, as they don’t take a commission. You can continue to sponsor the guys even after the ride has been completed by visiting the team’s page at https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/dja-lejog
Click the ‘REALRIDER Live’ button below to open the camera view provided by the Periscope App.