PDA Mechanic Bikes to Germany


PDA Mechanic Bikes to Germany

Nick Booth, one of the mechanics for Force Motorsport, who look after a number of our cars including the 987 Boxster of Nick Hull, has fully restored an old MZ motorbike and is going to ride it all the way back to the factory that produced it in the former East Germany to raise money for a local charity. The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract has been providing care to people with a life-limiting illness since 1989. Their services are offered to any adult from the Five Towns area of West Yorkshire. They help families in the most difficult times, through day services, inpatient care and outpatient services. Each year they help nearly 1000 local people, including patients with cancer, COPD or Motor Neurone Disease.

Nick says "the bike was donated by a friend on the provision that I fully restored it. In order to make sure the motorbike will be fully reliable I have had to find and source parts from across Europe as the MZ factory stopped production in 2004. I have decided to do this experience in order to help my local charity which has provided my family and friends with a brilliant service in times of need and desperation. The level of care and compassion the staff have shown are second to none!"

The original Zschopau works was one of the oldest motorcycle factories in the world, producing motorcycles since 1922. They were the first company to develop the two-stroke engine for vehicles and were the leader in two-stroke development worldwide and by 1929 MZ were the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world, producing 60000 vehicles that year.

Nick continued "On the 12th August 2016 I will be setting off from the Prince of Wales Hospice, on my classic MZ motorbike to ride all the way to East Germany and finally finish my journey at the MZ factory. The ride will take me around 4 and half days to complete."

Donations to this worth cause should be made through this JustGiving page.


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