Thousand-mile trip for Macmillan charity

Chloe Clarke cheers on the riders
Chloe Clarke cheers on the riders

EASTBOURNE men on mini motorcycles are getting ready to fire up their engines and travel 1,000 mile to north Snowdonia and back to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mick Tourle, 55, and Keith Webb, 68, are two of six bikers getting on their Honda C90 bikes which average speeds of around 30mph.

They aim to reach Snowdonia’s Conwy Valley, near the north coast of Wales on February 12 in time to get support and donations from hundreds of motorbike enthusiasts expected to visit the Dragon Rally.

They will make only two other stops on the way and won’t be able to use motorways. They aim to scoot past the finishing line back in Eastbourne on February 15.

Keith, who had prostate cancer 13 years ago, lost his business partner to cancer.

He said, “I can’t wait to do this challenge for Macmillan and their nurses as I think they are amazing. Next year is Macmillan’s centenary, so the distance we are biking is particularly fitting as each mile will represent ten years of the charity’s existence.”

Mick has also had experience of the charity because his mum was supported by the Macmillan nurses. For more information see