John Illsley & Mark Knopfler with a great photoshoot for Big Bike Charity Hike (+Gallery)

John Illsley & Mark Knopfler with a great photoshoot for Big Bike Charity Hike (+Gallery)

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Mark, John and other guys from Big Bike Charity Hike.

Big Bike Charity Hike are a group of bikers and non-bikers who have one thing in common and that is to raise funds for charity and have fun in the whole process of doing it.

The riders on the trip are Lee Marsh, Andrew Wort, Olly Wiltshire, and Mark Jones. All of them live in Lymington with their families. The support team is made up of Joe Traykov, Tony Barnes as well as Natalie and Lauren Marsh. They intend to display the bikes and raise awareness of the trip.

This days they have been at the pub of John Illsley – East End Arms, where John and other member of Dire Straits including Mark Knopfler were there. They had a great meeting with Mark and John and great photoshoot with them last weekend. They were great to chat to, and very interested in the bikes and the ride.

Mark, John and other guys from Big Bike Charity Hike.

Big Bike Charity Hike has a challenge which is to ride their bikes around the coast of the United Kingdom, following the route which is shown down below. All that has 4000 miles and will take about 14 days to complete.

Charity Ride Route.

Lee Marsh and Iain House did this same challenge 7 years ago in 2010 and completed it in the time frame and raised over £7500 for Cancer Research and Oakhaven Hospice.

This time their bikes are not standard, off the shelf, modern motorbikes, they are over 30 years old, one of the bikes is a 1959 Velocette 500 and is an original café racer that is currently being rebuilt. The route will be mainly on ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads, and they would stop off at the four corners of the United Kingdom, Lowestoft, John O’Groats, St.Davids and Land’s End.

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