ONE plucky Bridlington man is attempting to complete a bet by riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats in under 24 hours on a moped.
Brian Cundall, of Eastfield Road, has been riding mopeds for over 50 years and was tasked with the challenge by friend and bike dealer Dave Whittaker of DW Motorcycles, Roscoe Street in Scarborough.
He had a moped in his shop window and reckoned that the challenge could not be done – and Mr Cundall was only too willing to take him up on the bet.
And it seems Mr Whittaker is putting his money where his mouth is and supplying the fuel for the mega 864 mile journey.
Mr Cundall, hopes to complete the challenge on his 1992 Honda C90 moped, which has maximum speeds of around 45mph, on Saturday, June 30.
He said: “My wife thinks I’m nuts! It’s going to be tough, and I need to check the weather pattern for the wind direction before I decide whether to start at Land’s End or John O’Groats.
“The Humber coastguard are also going to get in touch with the coastguards in Falmouth and Thurso to meet me at the beginning and end of my journey.”
Mr Cundall decided to do the 24-hour challenge to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance
He only recently experienced first-hand what the crew of the air ambulance do, when his partner’s son and girlfriend were airlifted out of Dalby Forest following a motor accident.
He said: “Although I had already decided to donate the money raised to the air ambulance, this really brought it home what they do to help.”
Yorkshire Air Ambulance rely solely on the generosity of the public to help raise the £7,200 needed per day to keep thier helicopters in the air.
Mr Cundall is hoping for sponsors to help raise his target of £500 which you can do via his webpage at wwww.justgiving.com/HondaC90motorbike.