December 8 2013 Latest news:
Tracey Gray, Reporter
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Three friends who are set to embark on an epic challenge to help raise money for charity are ready for the off.
North Norfolk bike enthusiasts Sam Gibbons, 24, and Drew Plunkett, 34,and their friend Mikey Hearn, from Victoria, Australia, are riding 3,5000 miles to Morocco on their Honda C90 bikes to raise cash for the Everyman prostate and testicular cancer charity.
The bikers will set off on Thursday and cross to France by ferry and head for Morocco via Spain and Portugal. They expect to cover around 200 miles a day, travelling at about 30mph, and expect the trip to take about three weeks.
Mr Gibbons of Wooll Drive, North Walsham got to know Norwich Airport air-traffic controller Mr Plunkett, of Cromer Road, Alby, through the North Norfolk Motorcycle Club and both own large bikes as well as their Honda C90s.
He said: “We are quite happy with the fact that we do not have an exact route planned. We know the bikes will make it and we know we have everything.”
He said they were up to over £1,000 in donations and sponsorship, but were still looking for more.
To support the cause visit: www.justgiving.com/c90sgosouth