Longest Day Up is a motorbike challenge to travel from Lands End to John O'Groats on the longest day of the year between sunrise and sunset. Bikes must have been bought for no more than £300.
I did the LDU challenge last year 2020 which was based around the midlands due to covid 19 and looking forward to the full challenge this year.
On the longest day of the year year i will be entering the Longest Day Up Challenge to raise funds for Cancer Research.
My Family has been hugely affected by Cancer over the last few years with my Dad, my Mum and two other family members being diagnosed with Cancer.
My Mum has since fought Cancer and was given the all clear three years ago.
We Sadly lost my Dad in October 2019 along as the loss of two other family members in 2019.
My Dad lived for biking, and he passed the bug on to me, buying me my first motorcycle at 15. My Dad loved nothing more than going for a ride on one of his bikes, weather a spirited or steady ride on a Sunday, or going out with the old boys on the vintage bikes from Chesterfield Classic Motorcycle Club on a Tuesday night.
My Dad fought Cancer for 3 years with the help of the NHS, Cancer Research and other organisations and throughout it all he always had hope, he kept riding bikes, planning for new bikes and making modifications. My last ride out with my Dad was in September 2019 and we rode for over 4 hours on a round trip up to Squires Cafe.
To memory of my Dad I will be doing the Longest Day Up Ride ride on my Dad's 'winter bike' a red 1998 Yamaha Fazer 600 which he owned since nearly new and put his personal touches on :)
The funds raised through this event will go to a great cause: not only to try and cure this terrible illness but to also help give people extra time to continue to be with their loved ones and do the things they love for longer. If possible please donate to this worthwhile cause to help Cancer Research further develop treatments and cures. thank you x