Builders merchant Carl Timmins who works at Burdens Builders Merchants in West Bromwich and Luke Moore from Halesowen who works at Black Country Motorcycles in Tipton, will be biking from John O Groats to Lands End in aid of charity.
The two motor scooter riders are leaving next Saturday (May 8) and plan to get to Lands End 9 days later, having ridden around 200 miles a day. The ride is in aid of Megan Baker House which provides conductive education free of charge to around 200 children with cerebral palsy and dyspraxia.
The overnight accommodation has been sponsored by Premier Inns, who are donating the free accommodation for the nights the pair are on the road.
The charity based in the Herefordshire countryside, near Leominster is possibly the only free source of conductive education in the UK; many of those helped are virtually written off as unlikely to be able to do anything for themselves at a very early age. In addition Megan Baker House uses the same techniques to help adults having to come to terms with the problems associated with Parkinsons Disease, strokes and brain injuries – very successfully.
“It’s a wonderful charity that does a huge amount of good,” says Timmins. “My wife works with a lady who’s daughter visits Megan Baker House regularly and its helped her immensely and my son suffers from dyspraxia and MBH also offers help to, in the main, young adults, who have to cope with this.”
The two scooter riders are hoping to raise around £2000 from their ride and say it’s the thought of being able to hand over the money to the charity after the ride that will get them through the experience.
Timmins says: “Neither of us have done a trip of this distance before but we’re looking forward to it and to seeing the wonderful scenery we will see en route. We’re sticking to ‘A’ roads all the way – no motorways – so we should see some wonderful sights along the way and make the whole experience incredibly memorable, as well as hopefully extremely worthwhile!”