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Brett Coston

The Longest Day Challenge 2022

Total raised


+ £403.75 Gift Aid

116%% Complete
116% of the £1,500.00 target

In memory of

Doreen Coston & Linda Loveday

My Story

Having lost my Mum to Bowel Cancer, at a far too young age, my family and I did a lot of fund raising in her name for a number of years to try and make a difference to this awful disease. I also lost my Dad last January and it left me thinking of what I could do to raise money for Cancer Research when I came across the Longest Day Up Challenge. It seemed perfect involving two passions of my life, motorbikes and beating cancer. So what is the Longest Day Up ? The Longest Day Up is a motorbike challenge to travel from Land’s 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 £600. So there it is riding a bike for up to 24 hours non-stop on a bike that may not make the journey. What could possibly go wrong ?????? I have chosen a £500 Honda VFR 750 for the journey and it is currently in my workshop being prepared. As you can imagine the state of the bike is not good and I have added some pictures of what I am up against !!!!! I would like to ride the challenge with my bike filled up with names of those who we have lost and who we are honoring or in support of those who are currently battling against this awful disease. If you are kind enough to sponsor me please let me know the names of anybody touched by this disease to add to my bike as seeing my bike full of names of people blighted by the disease may just give me the strength to complete the trip. Many Thanks Brett Just a quick update to say that the bike is now out of the workshop having bought it back to life over the past few months. My intention is to get some long rides in on the bike in the next month in preparation for the trip. During the last run I managed 250 miles on the VFR but had to ride the last 75 miles without a clutch !! Back in the workshop the problem was diagnosed as a leaking clutch slave cylinder seal which has now been replaced and I am looking forward to another long ride soon.


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