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Intrepid sports-bike rider completes 70,000 charity trip

After dodging landslides in Laos, robbery in Mauritania and experiencing a machete attack on a tyre, an intrepid charity sports-bike biker finally crossed the finishing line in London, following a 70,000 mile, 20 month charity adventure in memory of his mum.

Bruce Smart rode down from the north of England, via Silverstone race circuit, to stop off at his final destination at the Cenotaph War Memorial, to complete an incredible journey spanning 54 countries.

The fundraiser from Aberdeen returned to a hero’s welcome in the capital, on his trusty Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Bruce, who has raised £10,000 for five charities so far, said: “It was a strange feeling when I finally switched off the engine in London. This has been part of my life for four years, when you factor in the planning that went into it.

“It was a weird sensation realising that I was getting back to normality.”

He paid tribute to his principle sponsor Delta Energy Services, and Bridgestone tyres, without whom, the entire trip would not have been possible.

And despite some experiences to last a lifetime, including breathtaking scenery in Norway, Laos and Japan, Bruce said there was still no place like home, where he’s now reunited with his partner Nikki and his son.

“There is a lot to be said for coming back home. This journey has really opened my eyes and provided me with some incredible memories, but it has also made me all the more appreciative of what I have back home.”

Bruce is raising money for The Children’s Trust Tadworth, the Born Free Foundation, the Royal British Legion, the Lymphoma Association and St Christopher’s Hospice.



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