James Jones & Sons recently donated to Complete Engineering Services to undertake their summer 2021 charity adventure.
Normally heading off on modern touring bikes to Europe, their recent excursions have been cancelled due to Covid. To make it a little bit more of a challenge and worthwhile for raising funds, instead of riding around on their usual touring bikes with heated handlebar grips, comfortable seats and GPS – they have traded their bikes for Honda Cub 50cc mopeds. The mopeds are 30 plus years old. Slow but hopefully reliable and a bit of fun. In doing so they are raising money for two charities – Blood Bikes Cumbria (BBC) and the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle (CIC). Dee (pictured centre) has been a blood bike rider and fund raiser since 2015 and Monkey (pictured right) was hospitalised for ten days in January 2021 with Covid-19 and wishes to show thanks to the lifesaving care he received in his local hospital.
As they work full time and therefore using annual leave to fulfil this objective, their journey will be split into three legs. Leg one setting off from Carlisle and travelling clockwise around mainland and some of the islands of Scotland ending at Holy Island, Northumberland. Leg two Holy Island to Lands’ End travelling down the eastern side of England and then along the south coast, finally leg three from Lands’ End travelling up the western coastline of England and Wales returning to Carlisle.
So far they have raised £5,800 for their chosen charities.