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Gordon will travel 2000 miles over 5 days and hopes to raise �2000

Gordon will travel 2000 miles over 5 days and hopes to raise �2000

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A 68-year-old Newtonhill man is to ride across Britain on his motorbike over five days raising money for MacMillan Cancer support.

The veteran biker who has over 50 years of motorbiking experience is due to start his challenge in the middle of May.

The route Gordon will take

The route Gordon will take

Gordon Duff is aiming to travel 2000 miles and hopes to raise £2000 for the cancer charity. His challenge which he would like to complete over five days will see him travel 400 miles a day, camping each night.

He has chosen to raise money for MacMillian as he has seen at first hand the great work the charity can do.

Gordon said: “Like millions of families throughout Britain , I have suffered the loss of family and friends through cancer.

‘‘ I have personally seen the magnificent work carried out by MacMillan carers and their hospice Roxburgh House. Every penny donated will help ease the suffering of cancer patients and the loss felt by their loved ones.”

Gordon will be riding his Triumph Tiger 800 from Aberdeen to John O’Groats , Inverness, Perth, Liverpool, Brecon Beacons, Cardiff, Bristol, Exeter, Lands End, Southampton, London, Nottingham, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

He will set off from Aberdeen on May 14 and is hoping to be back in Newtonhill by the 18th.

For more information and to donate to Gordon visit his just giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/Gordie-Duff.

You can also directly donate to Gordon by texting Duff68 to 70070 with the amount you wish to donate to his challenge.