Parkinsons UK Scootaway 2017

Riding on all 50 motorways in England, Scotland and Wales in just four days is a tough ask, but to do it on a Lambretta makes it even more challenging.

Still, the idea of setting this unique World Record was one that brought four friends together in order to raise money for the charity Parkinsons UK after a close friend was affected by the illness.

With two expert Lambretta mechanics among them including Continental dealer Mark Broadhurst of MB Scooters, the team set about modifying their machines to turn them into motorway mileage munchers. A number of the machines were fitted with ContiTwist and ContiScooty tyres ahead of the trip.

Along with a support driver the four riders set off from Dunfermline on 6th July, arriving in the Lancashire town of Garstang later that day.

On route they also became the first scooter riders in history to take their machines for a spin on the M96, a secret motorway tucked away in Gloucestershire and used exclusively for Fire Service training.

All the riders crossed the finish line in Chatham, Kent on Sunday and so far they have raised more than £2,500 for Parkinson’s UK, who support and fund research to find a cure for the disease.

To make things a little more difficult for himself, Mark also decided to ride from his home in Doncaster to the start line, and then all the way back from Chatham to Doncaster.

Congratulations to all those involved on their fantastic achievement, and you can find out more about their story via the Scootaway UK Just Giving page.

Check out the ContiTwist and ContiScooty.