Gear­ing up for a nutty jour­ney on scoot­ers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others - By Laerke Chris­tensen

Ten bikers are set­ting off on a four-day round trip from Ash­ford to Land’s End in the name of char­ity.

On Wed­nes­day, April 26, Kent Nut­ters on Bud­get Scoot­ers em­bark on an am­bi­tious jour­ney. They are rid­ing their less-than-£250 scoot­ers from Ash­ford to Land’s End avoid­ing mo­tor­ways, a round trip of about 800 miles.

Money raised will go to the Kent, Sur­rey & Sus­sex Air Am­bu­lance Trust and the group hopes to make £1,200.

Or­gan­iser Barry Longman said the group chose the char­ity be­cause of its rel­e­vance to bikers, adding: “When we do have an ac­ci­dent on the bikes it’s nor­mally the air am­bu­lance that comes out.

“Luck­ily I’ve never had an ex­pe­ri­ence with the air am­bu­lance but a cou­ple of fel­low rid­ers have. We want to help as much as we can.”

Mr Longman has not taken his scooter fur­ther than 50 miles be­fore and is ex­cited and ap­pre­hen­sive about the jour­ney: “I’m ner­vous. It’s go­ing to be a long ride.”

Any­one wish­ing to make a do­na­tion can visit the group’s Just­Giv­ing page at www. just­giv­ing.com/fundrais­ing/ Ken­tNut­ter­sOnBud­getS­coot­ers

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4727646

Bikers are un­der­tak­ing an 800-mile trip to raise funds for the air am­bu­lance

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