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Iain Gudgeon

FishOnAMotobike Longest Day Challenge

Total raised


+ £62.50 Gift Aid

28%% Complete
28% of the £1,000.00 target

In memory of

Mary Sievier

My Story

In June of 2023 a great friend of mine Mary Smith (nee Sievier) had a fall at her flat in Gosport and it resulted in a trip to the Hospital. While there it was discovered that she had a Tumor on her brain that no one had seen any signs of in the previous months. It was deemed to be too far advanced to operate on or for anything much other that steroids to be given to reduce the inflammation. Mary was the first known woman to have traveled around the world by Motorcycle, setting off from Selsey in Sussex in 1967 and returning home 7 or so years later. Mary did this epic trip on a BSA Bantam which is now on display in the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. I had the privilege of helping Mary create a presentation about her travels for the Overland Event in Oxfordshire. Mary made it to the Overland Event in 2023 and celebrated her 80th Birthday in October 2023 before she went on her final ride. I am dedicated this to Mary and the many other friends I have lost to Cancer over the years. This challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK, is for motorcyclists on cheap and inappropriate motorcycles to ride from Land’s End to John O'Groats in 24hrs on the longest day of the year. Bikes must have been bought for no more than £600!


Brain cancer

Each year in the UK, more than 9,400 people are diagnosed with tumours that start in the brain or elsewhere in the central nervous system. With more than 100 different types of brain tumour, donations can help Cancer Research UK find out what causes them and develop better treatments to improve the outlook for patients.

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Total raised£280.00

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