Ride 1,300km in the Himalayas on a Royal Enfield for charity!


Published on 7 December 2015 by Gill


Filed under Category: The world of motorcycling

In October 2016 I will be heading over to India to take part in the India Motorcycle Challenge. The organisers describe it as the challenge of a lifetme, to ride an Enfield Bullet over 1300km in 6 days through the Himalayan foothills (& Indian traffic) up to a height of 10,000 feet. This won't be an easy event to complete but I am determined to succeed in order to raise as much money as possible for my favourite charity, the Down's Syndrome Association (DSA).

The DSA is the only charity in the UK dealing with all aspects of Down's syndrome. It's aim is to help people with Down's syndrome live full and rewarding lives. 2 of the many great schemes that DSA are involved with are the DSActive programme to encourage children & young adults with Down's syndrome an opportunity to get involved in sports and the dsworkfit programme to bridge the gap between employers and employees with Down's syndrome.

Alfie was born in February 2013 and after a rocky few months in hospital has grown strong, smart & cheeky! The DSA were a great support to my wife and I in those early days when he was first diagnosed with the condition and it is a huge comfort to know that they are there to support and encourage him to play an active part in society and fight for his rights and welfare in the future. Please help me to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. If you would like to help me raise money for this fantastic cause please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SteveSmith52

If you would like any more details about the challenge or the work that the Down's Syndrome Association do please email stevesmithmoto@outlook.com