Although I sold the Honda a while ago now, I have stayed in touch with the Pan European forum on Bikers' Oracle (link on right of page) as the forum is full of good guys and there are plenty of laughs. One of them, a chap called Russ, and his friend Chris have recently been affected by members of their familes contracting cancer and two relatives have died. The two have decided to raise some money for Cancer Research UK by riding round the UK on their Hondas. Another two, Mike and Joe, are doing the same round Ireland at the same time. They are calling the trip The Long Way Home.
They are setting off on 7th August and will be passing through Wales on the 12th and 13th. I will be joining them for part of the ride, from near Aberystwyth across the Brecon Beacons to Abergavenny. That will be about 80 miles of riding, and a round trip for me of about 240 miles, which should make a very pleasant day out. There are some stunning roads in the Beacons, and I'm hoping that our Round-Britain-Whizzers will take away some good memories of the place.
You can follow their progress here.
If you know anyone affected by this horrible disease, or wish to contribute to the fund-raising, they have a JustGiving page here. They are good guys and deserve support. So far, they have raised nearly £1500.
Good luck to them all.