Mass ride-in as Triumph owners go for world record

Published: 06 September 2016

More than 600 bikers have gathered on the roads of Nottinghamshire in a bid to smash the Guinness World Record for the biggest parade of Triumph motorcycles ever – and help raise cash for children with cancer.  

Entry fees from last weekend’s event were donated to a fund set up by 29-year-old Jessica Simpkin, who has suffered from brain tumours since she was a child.

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Last year the record stood at 362 and with up to 688 registered bikers for the attempt, organisers are confident Guinness will give them their seal of approval during the next few days.

Jessica, who wants to raise £29,000 for the University of Nottingham’s Children Brain Tumour Research Centre, said: "I enjoyed it and it was brilliant. I didn't expect so many bikers to come out and support the charity.

"It is so important to me because I suffer from brain tumours and have just had six removed. The reason I wanted to raise £29,000 is so I can raise £1000 for every year I have lived."

Event organiser Kevin Wilcox added: "We've almost certainly broken the world record by a lot and we've raised a lot of money for Jess as well which is fantastic.”

John Adkins, a member of the fundraising committee set up to help Jessica reach her target, said Jessica had a great day at the event.

"Jessica was going up and down on her scooter meeting lots of the riders,” he said. “She had a picture with the Lord Mayor of Mansfield who was really helpful and cut the ribbon starting the event.”

 

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