Riders wanted for record breaking charity ride

By John Westlake -


 24 April 2009 11:16

If you fancy riding 1000 miles in less than 24 hours for charity here’s your chance.

On 20/21 June 2009 a bunch of motorcyclists are trying to become the largest ever group to complete the distance and break the world record in the process.

The record currently stands at 156 bikes.

The main aim is to raise money for the Poppy Appeal as well as raising awareness of the Royal British Legion Riders Branch.

There is a choice of two routes, both starting at Squires Café in West Yorkshire – one heads into Scotland going past Glasgow, Fort William, Wick and Edinburgh calling near Berwick upon Tweed before returning to Squires Café, the other is that route in reverse.

The journey must be completed within 24 hours and will involve little or no sleep for the bikers.

The motorcycle challenge is self-funded and all money raised will go towards the poppy appeal. Bikers are required to pay £30 to take part and must raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship.

ESRI UK, who provide the software that Sue works with on a daily basis, has generously donated £250 to the challenge!

There is still time to sign up and be part of the world record attempt. To find out more visit www.rblr.co.uk and click on the link for the RBLR 1000.