Wrong way round....motorcycle charity fund raising event

BMW R1200GS riding robot - charity motorcycle ride

In October of this year (2009) Graham Merrick and will be taking part in Enduro Africa an event supporting a number of charities.

Postponed until further notice due to insufficient sponsorship

Enduro Africa [edit/update - in Administration wef Jan2013] is [was] run by Global Enduro and the aim of the event is to provide transport in the form of a motorcycle which enables medical personnel to reach outlying areas and provide urgent medical care and aid to otherwise unreachable regions.

Enduro Africa is an event supporting four main charities:
UNICEF, Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Fund, Sentebale and Touch Africa.

Unusual BMW R1200GS Adventure passenger!
See below for more photos of the R1200GSA riding robot!

In order for Graham to take part in this amazing charitable event he needs to raise £5,000. He will travel to South Africa on 2nd October and personally ride the donated motorcycle for eight days though rough and rugged terrain along South Africa’s “Eastern Wild Coast”. The majority of the riding will be off road, approximately 1000 kilometres. Even though he has been riding off road since he was 13 this will test him to the limit!

To raise funds Graham will be riding from John O'Groats to Cape Cornwall with a rather unusual passenger who should certainly catch everyone's attention!
Setting off from John O'Groats on Tuesday 11th August 2009 10:00am and arriving at Cape Cornwall Golf & Country Club on Saturday 15th August. To learn more go to Graham's website.

They (he will be travelling with his friend Ian Underwood aka COGS) are encouraging any bikers or bike clubs in any of the areas they will be travelling through to come and join them on sections of their journey. The more the merrier!

For more details or to make a donation visit Grahams website

Motorcycle charity fund raising - UNICEF, Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Fund, Sentebale and Touch Africa

Enduro Africa is an event supporting four main charities:


Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Fund


Touch Africa

Enduro Africa is a unique and challenging motorcycle adventure in aid of 4 amazing causes - UNICEF, Sentebale – The Princes' Fund for Lesotho, the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and Touch Africa.

The Enduro Africa route is constantly evolving, for this year motorcycle adventurers from all over the world will tackle 8 days of dusty and demanding riding through some of South Africa's most rugged and isolated terrain – the famous Wild Coast. The adventure itself is 12 days UK to UK.

With enormous support from the global biking family and the cream of the world's biking press, Enduro Africa aims to raise at least £150,000 for South Africa and Lesotho. By joining us and raising money to take part, you will be helping to save the lives of some of Africa's poorest people.

By taking up the Enduro Africa challenge you will become part of a life-changing adventure, the memories of which will remain with you forever.

BMW R1200GSA charity fund raising robot motorcycle rider

BMW R1200GS Adventure charity robot passenger

These and more photos can be seen full size here

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