21st September 2015

Half Bike Heroes…

This weekend our founding Director, James Godfrey, will be riding around the world famous Isle ofMan TT Road Course. However, his bike will not be a powerful Honda Superbike but a fold upcommuter bike. James is part of Half Bike Heroes, which was formed in 2013 with Paul Williams. Their dear friendChris Hoyle continues to be their motivation as they sadly lost him in 2012 to a brain tumour. He wasonly 43 when this ruthless disease took hold. In memory of Chris and to support others affected bybrain 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 thisyear 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 cancomplete on their fold-up commuter bikes. The world famous TT circuit has been home to motorcycle racing since 1907. The course is 37.7 mileslong and the current lap record is held by John McGuinness at a staggering 132.701mph and it tookunder 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 beaveraging 10mph on their fold up bikes. A lap may take nearer 4 hours to complete and at that rateit 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 thetime of writing the new team are on schedule to exceed that total. Details of their fundraising canbe found at www.justgiving.com/halfbikeheroes Lease Loop are immensely proud to support The Brain Tumour Charity and you can keep up to datewith James’ progress via our own Twitter feed or at www.twitter.com/halfbikeheroesYou 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 freewebsite and social media platforms they designed. Also to www.justso.biz for providing the teamclothing for the challenge.