Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Community nurse to do 4,800km motorcycle roadtrip to raise money for charity

Lou and Tristan - riding for a good cause...

A UK-based community nurse, Lou Hartley is off on a 4,800km European roadtrip, which she will complete in three weeks on her Yamaha MT-03. Lou, who got her motorcycle rider’s license just six months ago, will ride through 10 countries with the aim of raising £40,000 for cancer charities.

Lou is making the trip to help raise awareness of breast cancer in younger women. She was herself diagnosed with breast cancer at 40 years of age but she’s now recovering. ‘Whilst 80 percent of breast cancer cases occur in women over the age of 50, it seems the disease is becoming more common in younger women. From the age of 20, women should self­examine from time to time. I’m one of the lucky ones because I was breast aware and the doctors caught it in the early stages, but many women aren’t so lucky,’ says Lou.

Accompanying Lou on the trip is professional photographer Tristan Poyser, who will be riding a Yamaha Fazer FZ6. Tristan, who has volunteered three weeks of his time to make the journey, is an integral part of the Breast Quest team and has been involved in their fundraising activities from the beginning.

The bikes for this roadtrip have been supplied by Yamaha Motor UK. If you or your company would like to offer your services or make a financial contribution to the trip, please contact Lou or Tristan via the Breast Quest website.

Also see:
Riding solo to the top of the world...
American Borders: A Motorcycle Misadventures Journey
Riding Man: Adventures on the Isle of Man...

External links:
MotoUSA: Motorcycle travel magazine launched...

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