Martin follows in tyre tracks of Princes William and Harry

PLUCKY Martin Tyler is preparing to following in the tyre tracks of Princes William and Harry by tackling a two-week charity motorcycle ride along South Africa's coast.

Martin, along with his friend Craig Johnson, is taking part in the Enduro Africa Challenge which sees dozens of bikers cover around 1,000 miles of difficult terrain along South Africa's 'wild coast' to raise money for Unicef and other charities.

Martin recently moved to Driffield from Carnaby where he had lived for ten years and continues to work at Bridlington company W Clifford Watts Agregates on Scarborough Road.

He said that he is confident about completing the bike challenge made famous after the involvement of Princes William and Harry last year.

"I'm looking forward to it very much, I can't wait to go," he said. "I'm hoping we will manage it, it is a lot of miles in just a few days but I'm sure we'll be fine."

31-year-old Martin has been riding motorcross bikes for the last ten years and said that the hardest part of the October trip will be leaving his girlfriend Naomi and their newborn son Max behind.

"It's going to be hard to leave them but it's something we have known about for a long time," he said.

Anybody wishing to sponsor Martin and Craig can contact them on 07711803251.

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