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Charity bike still going strong in Mongolia

A Sinnis Apache motorcycle, ridden 16,000kms – almost 10,000 miles – from the UK to Mongolia and donated to a good cause three years ago, is still going strong.

The new owner of the machine has contacted the Chinese brand’s UK importer to order a speedo cable and a fork seal.

The bike was part of the first motorcycle team to complete the 2011 Mongol Rally. It took Anthony Jackson, head of marketing and partner at Brighton-based Sinnis, four weeks to complete the journey to Mongolia via 12 countries and the Trans-Siberian Highway.

On arrival, competitors sell their machines and the money goes to support orphans, but with prices driven down by local businessmen, Jackson decided to donate his bike to act as a camera mule for the charity Mongol Derby Horse challenge.

“There was a bit of a lump in my throat when I discovered the bike was still going,” said Jackson. “Looking at the photograph, the bike looks in remarkably good condition.”



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