A WORTHING motorcycle enthusiast is eager to find a non-biker to join him on Challenge 125 this September (2012).
Steve Keys, owner of Keys Motorcycles in Teville Road, will be teaming up with Red Dwarf star Danny John-Jules and a new rider to make the journey from London to Misano, Italy.
After a selection process, one person without a motorcycle licence will be chosen to be put through their motorcycle training and test to join Steve and Danny on 125cc motorcycles, with just £125 each to pay for everything, including fuel.
Steve said: “With Challenge 125 we get to prove a few things, if we can get to Italy for £125 on a bike, imagine how cheap it would be to get from Worthing to Brighton.
“It looks like we will spend £85 on fuel, and after other expenses like the ferry we will be left with about £1.25 for food each day. Of course, you can’t live on that, so we will have to talk to people and get them to help out with food and drink along the way.”
The winner will not only get the opportunity to go on the 1,000-mile trip, but will keep all of the equipment and will get two paddock passes for the MotoGP weekend in San Marino.
Steve added: “The winner will get to keep the bespoke Arai helmet, the bespoke Alpine Stars leathers and the Yamaha YBR 125 painted in whichever colour scheme they want. Not only that, but it will be the holiday of a lifetime for them. I think the trip will be the most exciting part of it all.”
The route will take the riders through France, Switzerland and on into Italy. The ride will also raise money for the Riders for Help charity, in the spirit of the teams last venture, “Viva Valencia”.
Steve said: “We will be filming the whole thing for a six-day documentary.
“Once we have collected all of the entries by the end of April, we will choose six to do their CBT, and then three to do a Dragons’ Den style pitch from which we will choose the winner.
“We will also film the six people doing their CBT and probably film all of them camping overnight to see how they get on.”
People interested in taking part in the Motoventures can download an application form from www.motoventures.co.uk and book a free ride in conjunction with the national Get On campaign.