Ian clocks up 1,800 miles for UK charity

A Daventry man has completed a gruelling challenge in a bid to raise funds for charity.

Ian Wood, who lives on Morning Star Road on the Timken estate, rode more than 1,800 miles on his 35-year-old Ducati motorcycle.

He went from Jack’s Hill Cafe in Towcester to John O’Groats, then down to Lands End before going back to Jack’s Hill Cafe.

He raised just under £4,500 for Dementia UK after his mother Joan Wood, 73, died suddenly at the end of last year after a long battle with the illness.

MrWood said: “I achieved my trip on schedule and arrived safe and sound on April 22 back at Towcester Jacks Hill Cafe. After five-and-a-half days on the road I covered a final mileage of 1,872 miles. The weather was very kind to me and the Scotland legs, if a little chilly, were fantastic.

“I had lots of support while on the road and my four night stops could not have made me feel any more welcome.

“Only small repairs were needed on my travels and the old bike never missed a beat.

“I would like to thank everyone for the donations to such a good cause and now that I have completed the challenge would hope that even more kind donations could help others who face a far more difficult journey than I had to.”

To sponsor Ian after his journey visit ww.justgiving.com/END2ENDX2ducatichallenge.