Bikers on end to end tour

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 May 2012 | UPDATED: 10:15 21 May 2012

Gus, one of the biker's companions.

Gus, one of the biker's companions.

Christine Parratt

A GROUP of friends whose big passion is motorbikes will be travelling 1,000 miles for charity.

Twenty-one people will travel together from Lands End to John O’Groats in Scotland. They hope to support the British Forces and by raising money for charities that help the forces and their children.

For this charity event, which the team have called End to End Nutters on Tour, the friends have gathered together 15 motorcycles to make the journey in support of The Forces Children’s Trust and The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Biker Steve Parratt, aged 59, will be one of the riders taking on the challenge and has had a love for bikes since he was 10 years old.

Steve, of Knightcott Gardens in Banwell, said: “Some of us are members of the British Legion riders and so we do a lot of charity work anyway, usually on Weston’s seafront.

“A couple of the bikers came up with the idea and we all decided to join in, as they are great charities.

“The group has bikers from all over the country and we usually chat online but we are all getting together to do this run. It should be great, I just hope the weather holds out.”

The 1,000 miles will be covered in three days and all of the money raised will be split equally between the two charities.

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