This weekend our founding Director, James Godfrey, will be riding around the world famous Isle of
Man TT Road Course. However, his bike will not be a powerful Honda Superbike but a fold up
James is part of Half Bike Heroes, which was formed in 2013 with Paul Williams. Their dear friend
Chris Hoyle continues to be their motivation as they sadly lost him in 2012 to a brain tumour. He was
only 43 when this ruthless disease took hold. In memory of Chris and to support others affected by
brain tumours they are raising money in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity.
They successfully completed the 170-mile Way of the Roses coast2coast bike ride in 2013 and this
year they are joined by Martin Hughes and Richard Dawson. Taking place on 26 & 27th September,
this year’s challenge will be seeing how many laps of the famous Isle of Man TT circuit they can
complete on their fold-up commuter bikes.
The world famous TT circuit has been home to motorcycle racing since 1907. The course is 37.7 miles
long and the current lap record is held by John McGuinness at a staggering 132.701mph and it took
under 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete the 6 lap Senior TT in June.
Whilst they will be tackling the exact same route, starting at the iconic pits, going down Bray Hill,
passing Ramsey hairpin and going up the mountain and past the Bungalow they will be lucky to be
averaging 10mph on their fold up bikes. A lap may take nearer 4 hours to complete and at that rate
it may take then the whole 24 hours to complete the same distance as the Senior TT!
In 2013 James and Paul managed to raise just over £4600 for The Brain Tumour Charity and at the
time of writing the new team are on schedule to exceed that total. Details of their fundraising can
be found at www.justgiving.com/halfbikeheroes
Lease Loop are immensely proud to support The Brain Tumour Charity and you can keep up to date
with James’ progress via our own Twitter feed or at www.twitter.com/halfbikeheroes
You can also find out more about the team, Chris and the charity at www.halfbikeheroes.co.uk
The team at Lease Loop would also like to thank the guys at http://barefacemedia.com/ for the free website and social media platforms they designed. Also to www.justso.biz for providing the team clothing for the challenge.