English comedian, writer and actor Alan Davies will celebrate the release of his Life is Pain DVD by donating his Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom to the Riders for Health charity, MCN reported.
Davies, who is best known for his role as a permanent panellist on TV Show QI, bought the bike brand new back in 2004 when he began his journey around Europe. The motorcycle, which has travelled just 5,500 miles, comes equipped with MOT for the entire year and a Givi top box.
Alan is a huge motorcycle enthusiast and has been supporting the Riders for Health charity for a long time. He attended the charity’s fundraiser campaign, the Day of Champions, back in 2009, along with other huge names in the motorcycling industry, including multiple MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi.
When the bike is sold, all of the proceeds will be used by the charity to back its work in Africa.
The Riders for Health charity commented that the fact that millions of people in Africa lose their lives due to the unavailability of health care is unacceptable, especially when there are ways to change this. There have been experts saying that this is because it is impossible to keep a vehicle running in Africa, however, the charity has resolved the issue by using bikes to get to people in need of health care.
The charity has grown enormously since the late 1980s to become an organisation with projects in seven countries across the continent, improving the access to health care for more than 12 million people, the charity’s website reports.