7 hours to go

After a very windy evening camping we’ve woken up to a beautiful day down at Sennen Cove. The sun is shining and we have beautiful blue skies. The forecast looks perfect for the next 24 hours and excitement is building. We’ve switched direction of the ride starting instead from Land’s End and heading to John O’Groats.

My Triumph Bonneville is refuelled and ready to go. Let the countdown begin!

Keep an eye out for the support van with the DGR logo and logos of sponsors!

In about half an hour I’ll be on BBC Radio Oxford spreading my message to listeners on the importance of mental health and cancer diagnosis, especially during a pandemic.

Thank you to everyone for their support.

3 Weeks To Go!

Where is the time going? In three weeks’ time I will be embarking on my 1000 miles in 24-hours endurance ride to raise money for the Movember Foundation and raise general cancer awareness.

I am blown away by the support I have received so far from donors and long may it continue. After an afternoon of fun up at Oxford Airport with the guys from JMI and John Blackwell behind the lens, we got some great shots to gain the attention of the business aviation industry. As a result, and despite the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, I’ve had a great response from the industry I have spent my whole career in. I hope this continues from everyone. 

Preparations are going well and the bike is booked for a service shortly. I’ve started boxing up tools and other consumables in the event of any necessary quick repairs. 

On the day I will have two people in the support van following me and keeping everyone updated via this blog, a dedicated website (www.theretrorider.com) and Instagram. 

Please spread the word and let’s see how much we can raise together for such a good cause. 

Why Am I Doing This???

For what purpose?

So the justification for me riding 1000 miles in 24 hours. 

Over the past three years as a family, we have had 4 members diagnosed with cancer, 3 of which were prostate. 

This is why to me it is such an important cause. 

I am really grateful to all those who are able to donate.

Ed x

New Challenge

And I Will Ride 1000 Miles


As this year is going to be a little different I have changed my goal. 

On the weekend of 26th/27th September, I will be riding 1000 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End in a 24-hour window for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. I certainly hope this will aid in raising money for such a good cause.

Planning has begun and I have secured a team to join me in a support van to:

a) provide necessary support and motivation 
b) keep everyone online up to date with my progress across various social media platforms. 

I’ll keep you posted!

Riding Solo


On Sunday the 27th of September, I’m riding solo in The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride with fellow men and women across the globe to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health on behalf of Movember.

Men die on average 6 years earlier than women and for largely preventable reasons. The number of men that are suffering is growing, and we need to do something about that. So, before I press my tweed and polish my boots, I’m asking you to join me in raising funds and awareness for these causes by donating what you can for this meaningful cause and to help the men we love, live happier and healthier lives.