A SHEFFIELD dad is to mark his 60th birthday by roaring across Britain in a charity challenge to raise money for disadvantaged children in Cambodia.
Peter Bull, a senior highways officer at Sheffield Council, is travelling across the UK on a 125cc motorbike.
The father-of-two, from Birkendale in Upperthorpe, will ride alone for 2,000 miles, taking in Britain’s furthest north, east, south and west points.
He is raising money for the charity Golden Futures, which helps children in Cambodia make a future for themselves when they leave care homes.
The charity was set up by Peter’s son Joseph, aged 24, after he worked at a children’s home in Phnom Penh during his gap year.
Peter aims to complete his journey in two weeks, riding for six hours and covering up to 200 miles each day.
He will travel from Sheffield to Dunnet Head and Ardnamurchan Point in Scotland, the Lizard in Cornwall and Lowestoft Ness in Suffolk, before making his return to South Yorkshire.
His route crosses the Forth, Severn and Humber suspension bridges.
He is making the trip on a small 125cc motorcycle, as this is only form of transport commonly available to Cambodian families.
They use it for everything from ferrying the family around to a delivery ‘truck.’
Donate at Peter’s challenge page on Virgin Money Giving – http://tiny.cc/CPC2011 – or visit www.goldenfutures.org.uk for information about the charity.