Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM will lend ten brand new RC125 bikes for a charity rideout that aims to raise funds for two organisations, Motorbike Times reported last week.
Representatives of P&H Motorcycles, a bike dealership in Crawley, West Sussex, will be some of the first people to ride the new KTM RC125 as part of the campaign this August. Even though the rideout is aimed at 125cc machines and wants to attract new riders in particular, all bike enthusiasts are welcome to join the fun.
The ten RC125s are among the first of their kind and will lead the rideout. All proceeds from the Help 4 Harry Fund ride will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension UK.
Staff and friends of the dealership suffer from these two illnesses, so the two charities are close to their hearts. The Help 4 Harry Fund was established by Tom and Sue Barnley for their son Harry, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The charity was set up in order to raise funds for the treatment of this rare and debilitating disease.
Naturally, donations to charities are a great way to help, but organising an event like this can also make a difference in raising awareness about such organisations, said P&H Motorcycles owner Paul Searle. He added that the event means even more because the dealership is directly affected by these illnesses.