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charity appeals for help to buy a bodmin brough

A motorcycle charity is appealing for help to buy one of the rusting Bodmin Broughs, which it plans to restore and sell. Motorcycle Outreach (MoR) UK has launched a crowdfunding appeal to fund the purchase. So far it has raised £120 of the £100,000 target.

The Bodmin Broughs are to be auctioned by Bonhams on 24 April and Motorcycle Outreach (MoR) UK says a successful restoration and re-auction could unlock tens of thousands of pounds for its charitable work in Indonesia and Africa, where it supports motorcycle-based healthcare transport projects in developing countries.

Commenting on the Bodmin Broughs, Ben Walker, international director for Bonhams Collectors’ Motorcycle Department said: “This is one of the greatest motorcycle discoveries of recent times. This is the last known collection of unrestored Brough Superiors; there will not be another opportunity like this.”

Simon Dufton, director of Motorcycle Outreach, said: “The restoration potential for any of these bikes means that this is not just a hopeful project – it is a project based upon sound history of the assets involved alongside the time-proven skills of our restorer Craig Carey-Clinch.” Carey-Clinch, who is also a director of MoR and a well-known motorcycle industry figure, already has a strong track record of restoring classic motorcycles.

Dufton continued: “All it takes is time and a good motorcycle restorer. We have both! What we now need is the funding to make this project happen …. and that is why we are launching this crowdfunding appeal. We believe it will be possible to generate a strong return from this project, but we can only realise its ambition if we get support.”

People, organisations and businesses can support the MoR project by visiting the Crowdfunder site on



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