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Devon veteran’s epic ‘Ride Out’ on vintage motorcycle – 5000 miles in 25 days

By May 25, 2016March 25th, 2021Member News & Updates

Former soldier to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity by riding the coast of Britain

A former member of the Devon and Dorset Regiment, Colin Stinson, is fulfilling a promise he made to his late father by taking on an epic ‘Ride Out’ which will take him around the coast of Britain.  He will be raising funds for the national charity of the British Army en route, which will start and finish from his home town in Bideford. 

Riding his 1967 vintage Metisse Desert Racer motorcycle (the model that Steve McQueen famously tried to jump the barbed wire within The Great Escape) Colin plans to complete his challenge in 25 days.  He is hoping to enlist the support of a ‘man with a van’ as his back up, but he is making plans to complete the trip solo if he has to.

Colin told us:  “I had a very full career in the Army and to me they are my second wider family. This Ride Out will give me a chance to put something back and help the Army family.  Some good weather would be nice and a bit of sponsorship would help too”

Retired colonel Robert Jordan, the Regional Director for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity said:  “What Colin plans to do is fantastic – we are always hugely grateful when veterans like him want to give back and support their former comrades.”

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