Around Scotland Honda C90 and Monkey bike tour
Scott Jones has always wanted to do something for the Fishermen’s Mission. So he convinced some of his friends to join him on on his classic Honda C90 with a tour of Scotland to raise money for the Fishermen’s Mission. Why is Scott doing this? Here’s why…
My mother’s partner along with the other three crew members lost their lifes when the fishing vessel ‘Meridian’ sank 9 years ago 160 miles east of Aberdeen, and there was a valiant search effort from all the maritime response crews including RAF, other fishing boats, Norwegian coastgaurd and lifeboats for which i will always remain gratefull.
unfortunately no one survived and the wreck never found.
The fishermans mission was quick to make contact and offer emotional/ spiritual and financial support in our time of need from people who had experience in this field which was a great help especially to my mum.
I always wanted to do something for the Fishermen’s Mission to help raise funds and awareness to show my gratitude and raise their profile as i knew the Fisherman’s Mission existed i never really knew what they did, as am sure many other people living in coastal towns/ villages are in the same boat.. so to speak.
I would like to include it in an adventure me and some mates have been planning for a couple of years. I’m a motor bike enthusiast, and have toured scotland many times on big purpose built bikes fancied trying it on something different, so me and some close mates and fellow riders (twelve in total) decided to try and tour the coastline of scotland on classic scooters, popping in to some of the mission buildings on the way for tea, blethers and maybe shelter (it is scotland)
We hope to set off from St Monans on 20th June, head up the east coast, along the Moray Firth, up to Scrabster, along the north coast and then weave their way down the west coast and back across to home, camping all the way, and with no ‘back up’ transport – the bikes we will be riding have mainly been bought especially for this tour and are the iconic honda cub 90cc which range in the most modern to be around twenty years old to some of the older ones nearly forty so we are expecting some reliability issues. We also have a couple of lads attempting this with us on monkey bikes (just for humour). We want it to be a real adventure and use our own resourcefulness to sort out any breakdowns and we will be camping all throughout our tour come rain or shine.
I will be setting up a just giving page shortly and would appreciate any donations given no matter how great or small. We will be making stops in pubs around with our Fishermen’s Mission collection tins and we hope you can help us raise as much money as possible.
P.S. oh we might have some fun on the way as well.