W. Bro John Speak with his Triumph BonnevilleMy last Festival Charity ride was in August 2019 which I did John o Groats to Lands End on the Honda C90 Cub (1996 model). That was just over the 1000 miles and took 7 days to complete.

So, thinking of the Festival support and the finish year, I thought that 2023 miles to match would seem a reasonable challenge in again the same 7 day timeframe. But this time, doing these miles, I would have to do it on something a little bit quicker. I have an old air cooled Triumph Bonneville T100 which would get me round in this timescale. In order to do that I would have to average around 290 miles per day, so a reasonable test, again in sense of humour and physical test (I'm 72 now so feel it’s a fair challenge).

The route would be up through central England then around the Classic Scottish North West 500 and down the East side of the country through the Lakes then Wales and getting back home this time ending on Plymouth Hoe around mid-day Saturday.

Myself and my friend Rod, the same chap on the JOGLE trip, but this time it's unsupported so just two bikes with two blokes!!

We aim to start on Saturday 30th April and finish the following Saturday.

Any Sponsorship donations can be done on the Devonshire 2023 MCF Site (It’s a bit of a trawl but it’s there, and it's with/alongside etc. our APGM,s dear lady's wing walk reference) and there’s a “Donations” Box you can click into. So, if you can very kindly donate anything and especially after Covid restrictions and lockdowns etc. and our present uncertain time I would be very appreciative.

Thank You. We have been blessed by the Festival support so it's a last chance for a “top up”!

W. Bro John Speak
Lord Roborough Lodge No.5789