Scooter duo complete ‘unbearable challenge’

Ben Bromilow and Olly Newby-Robson with Stan and Ollie, the teddy bears they took with them on their drive round the country
Ben Bromilow and Olly Newby-Robson with Stan and Ollie, the teddy bears they took with them on their drive round the country
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TWO bikers are back home after a five-day scooter marathon to raise money for a cancer charity.

Olly Newby-Robson, 29, of Towngate East, Deeping St James, set off on a 200-mile trip round the UK - dubbed the “Unbearable Challnge” on November 14 with his colleague Ben Bromilow and two teddy bears, Stan and Ollie, for company.

The men, who both work at Balderston Motorcycles in Peterborough, aimed to visit every mainland BMW Motor dealer on their Piaggio 250cc scooters.

Olly said: “On one day there was an accident in front of us and I broke down, so I had to get the train home to get the back-up bike. Ben broke down as well, but apart from that everything went smoothly and we hit all our targets.”

The pair documented their journey online, both through their eyes and through the eyes of the bears which were hand made by Peterborough company Teddytums.

Along the way they collected money for Cancer Research UK. They sent sponsorship packs to each dealer and raised £710 on their journey. A further £700 was collected before they set off, and the bears were auctioned for a total of £350.

The two picked a cancer charity to support because they both have friends and family who have been affected by the disease.

They are still collecting money and hope to reach £2,000. To sponsor them visit www.justgiving.com/theunbearablechallenge.