Dan’s 900 mile, 24-hour challenge on a small Honda

Fundraiser Dan Mills ANL-161005-165422001
Fundraiser Dan Mills ANL-161005-165422001
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A Gosberton motorcyclist is taking on the Longest Day Down Challenge in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Dan Mills (42) will on the longest day of the year (June 21) be attempting to ride a motorcycle that cost no more than £300 from Land’s End to John O’Groats in under 24 hours without using motorways.

The engineer decided to 
attempt the challenge as every penny raised goes direct to a very worthy cause,

Dan said: “No-one has completed the challenge on a Honda C90 Step-through and that’s the bike I had found for under £300.

Avoiding motorways, the route will be over 900 miles and, with the bike’s top speed 50mph. So, taking into account at least seven fuel stops, completing the route in under 24 hours will be a real challenge.

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/dan-mills2 and you can chart Dan’s progress at www.dans-longest-day-down-on-a-cub.com

Laura Holland, volunteer manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Dan has decided to attempt such a great challenge.

“He has been doing lots of preparation and we’re sure he’s going to have an amazing experience. We can’t thank him enough and want to wish him all the very best.”

She added: “Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer and continues to do so. However, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and supporters, without whom we would not be able to fund our vital research.”

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, call 08701 602040 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.uk