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Veteran Colne biker set for 346 mile 'off-road' adventure
TRAVELLING 346 miles from Colne to Aberdeen on a classic motorbike is a fairly daunting challenge for most.
But veteran rider Graham Lampkin wants to go ‘off-road’ for as much of his Caledonian adventure as possible.
And he is calling upon the combined wisdom of the classic biking community to help him plot a course to the north of Scotland next June.
Graham, 62, of Long Meadow, Colne, is making the trip to raise funds for Cancer Research.
He said: “On a modern bike it might only take a day or so but the challenge will be doing it on a classic. I’m going to attempt as much of it as a I can off-road and that is where other clubs and riders come in.
“In England there are ‘green highways’ which you can use legally – but that’s not the case in Scotland and that’s why I’ll be needing advice. If I cannot go off-road, for a section, then I’ll try to choose the smallest roads possible.”
Graham is a long-standing member of the Red Rose Classic Club and colleagues have already chipped in with tips and donations. The landscape gardener is hoping to raise between £5,000 and £10,000, which he will undertake on either his 1967 BSA B40/44 special or a 1963 Royal Enfield.
Once in Aberdeen he will make the short trip via ferry to Lerwick, for the Shetland Classic Show, on June 7 and 8, where he will complete his fundraising drive among the islanders before heading for home.
People or firms able to offer assistance, or wishing to make donations, can find out more by going online to www.lampygoestolerwick.co.uk or by calling 07989 446131.
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