A team from Stechford Mobility has successfully completed the 340 mile ride from Birmingham to Edinburgh on a fleet of Vespa scooters to raise money for charity.
David Thomas, Martin Baker, Steve Sale, Stephen Jones, John Tims and Keith Ingram all completed the journey after starting out at 5am on a July weekend.
The Stechford scooter team was in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, by 8am, Rochester (on the border) by 1.30pm, and Edinburgh by 3pm; completing the journey in 10 hours.
The sponsored ride was part of an effort by Stechford Mobility to raise £30,000 for the Heartlands Hospital Charity in the coming year.
It is hoped that the £30,000 will help premature babies that enter the ward every day and the money will go towards the costs of life-saving equipment, such as an incubator or heart-monitoring machines.
Stechford Mobility has strong family ties with the hospital after it helped director Martyn Thomas’ young daughter, Lyla.
As well as the scooter ride out, Martyn and his sister-in-law, Amy Price, are part way through a year of intense obstacle races with at least one planned for each season.
Stechford Mobility said: “Many local friends and businesses are pitching in, including Kent’s UK Barbers who are hosting donation buckets in their premises.
“Handicare, a supplier of quality stairlifts to Stechford Mobility, donated a generous £2,000 to the cause.
“And we’d like to thank Pitbull Motorcycles and Ian at Chas Mann for providing sponsorship and on-site mechanics for the scooter ride. A heartfelt thank you to all.”