“A Great British Bike Doing A Lap Of Great Britain For Great British Charity”
"Some of you may have read in Motorcycle News (MCN) dated 20th Feb 2013 (page 5), a column calling for riders to join a charity ride around the coast of the UK. On behalf of Paul Newman I am calling on my fellow HU members to join this ride if you can." Many thanks Conan Easson.
Paul Newman is inviting motorcyclists to join his 4000 mile ride around the British coastline to raise awareness and funs for the National Autistic Society (NAS).
Paul will start from Kings Lynn, Norfolk on August 31st, averaging around 300 miles per day on mainly B-roads, finishing in the central arena at the British Motorcycle Federation’s (BMF) Tailend event on the 14th –15th September.
Due to local authorities and marshalling issues, ride outs are officially limited to three;
Cambridge – Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn – Peterborough and one that is as yet to be decided.
Autism is one of three known disorders in the Autism spectrum under neurodevelopment disorders. People with this condition can struggle with social interaction, having difficulties with speech, language, eye contact and tend to lack the intuition that many people take for granted. It is highly variable in its diagnosis, signs tending to appear during infancy or early childhood and is distinguished by a list of symptoms from restricted interests to repetitive behaviour.
Paul has an eight-year-old son called Reece who has this condition, being diagnosed at the age of three. Paul moved Reece from mainstream school to Granta, a school for children with special educational needs, and has seen a vast improvement in his son.
As a way of thanking those that have helped Reece and to raise awareness of Autism Paul has decided to create this ride and would like as many fellow bikers to get involved as possible.
“I hope as many bikers will get involved as possible, whether for the whole journey or even just for 10 miles.”
Most recently Paul has managed to secured sponsorship from Triumph, being loaned a Sprint GT for the ride.
Newman said: “I hope this challenge will help raise awareness of autism as well as the support and services offered to parents by the NAS.”
If you would like to support Paul by donating or joining him on this journey, please contact him at email@example.com
or visit and click LIKE on his facebook site @ Ride for Autism UK
Maps for the route can be found on the facebook
site with a downloadable map for your satnav available closer to the start date.