Friends raise £15,000 for charity with 1,700-mile Scotland adventure

A group of friends has raised more than £15,000 with a 1,700-mile adventure around Scotland’s coastline on motorbikes bought for less than £500.

The Spenni Boys Endurance trip was organised by the friends who all grew up in Spennithorne.

It was arranged in memory of their friend Phil Jackson who sadly died in 2018 of bowel cancer.

The family suffered a further blow when Phil’s brother Glynn suffered a life-changing stroke in his early 40s.

For this reason, the group chose to raise money for both Macmillan Cancer Support and the Stroke Association.

Four riders — Andrew Gaines, Charlie Mawer, Jonny Mawer and Jason Smith — took on the challenge, with friends and family joining them along the way or acting a support crew.

Several of the bikes had mechanical failures during the trip, including’s Charlie’s bike which suffered a broken fork seal and misfire on day one, but still made the full trip.

Andrew’s bike broke down 40 miles from home but managed to limp back into Spennithorne.

You can still sponsor the group by clicking here.