28 Jun Essex man to take on whopping 30,000-mile motorbike ride for dementia research
A 21-year-old man from Essex is hoping to become the youngest person ever to complete a 30,000-mile motorbike ride, beginning this August, in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Josh Abbas from Dunmow begins the motorbike ride on 1 August in Alaska and will finish up in January in Argentina. He has given up his job for the challenge, which will be a huge test for the motorcycle enthusiast. It is the biggest challenge he has ever taken on.
Josh was inspired to take on the trek after his dad undertook a similar journey in Mongolia two years ago. Unfortunately, Josh wasn’t able to go on that trip after he broke his hip in an accident. Now, he is determined to complete this challenge, and to raise £2,500 for dementia research.
He is aware of the risks associated with the motorbike ride, however he is determined to complete the journey, on which his dad will join him.
Josh has had an interest in anything with an engine since before he could walk. He formerly competed at the highest levels of British Go Kart racing, which he gave up to take up kite-surfing. He is also a keen traveller and is relishing the chance to see incredible places across the world on this trip.
You can donate to Josh here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/icefireandbikes