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Weʼre raising £25,000 to Build a special Trike for Simon Weston

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1st Oct After a meeting with Simon at Trike-design to discuss the technical aspects of the build with Owner Hank and Head Fabricator Robin ,work begins, starting with the yokes being removed by Aaron and sent to Roy at Billet Bike Bits, who will craft us a bespoke set of Billet Aluminium Easy-steer Yokes.

Great news!

Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club is giving £2000 to the project

Simon collected his donor bike from Bevan's of Cardiff on 3rd September.

Behind the bike are, from left:- Hank of Trike Design, Norman Hyde, Simon. Charlie Bevan, Paul of Trike Design. We are very grateful to Triumph for providing the bike that will be the basis of the trike. Simon will use the trike to raise awareness of & to help, disabled people. He will have no financial gain & the trike, in the future can only be disposed of, in a way that will help disabled charities.

Simon Weston’s new Triumph over adversity

Falklands veteran Simon Weston hopes to realise a lifetime’s ambition to ride a motorcycle, thanks to a campaign being launched by industry veteran and record-breaking rider Norman Hyde*.

“I was at a reception, saw Simon & just had to talk with him, inspired as I was, by his triumph over adversity, and his amazing resilience, “ explains Norman. “He told me of his desire to ride a motorcycle and I thought that, with help from fellow riders and friends in the industry, we can make his dream come true."

The injuries that Simon sustained on Sir Galahad in 1982 make it impossible for Simon to operate the controls on a traditional bike so Hyde, who worked as a development engineer for Triumph in the Sixties and Seventies, came up with the idea of a modified trike.

"I have always wanted a bike, but wasn't allowed one when I was younger” explains Simon. My injuries (Simon has endured 70 operations!) prevent me from operating hand controls on a normal motorcycle, so could never ride one. This makes me more passionate than ever about the sense of freedom that riding a trike would give me"

Norman has already received backing from Triumph Motorcycles, who have donated a new T120 Bonneville to be the basis for the trike, which will be built by Trike Designs in Simon’s home town of Caerphilly.

Converting a standard road bike to a trike, specially adapted for Simon’s needs, is a lengthy and expensive operation. Norman has already received offers of support from fellow-motorcyclists impressed by Simon’s determination and charity work, but more funds will be required to complete the job. If you would like to support the campaign ....

Total project cost is estimated at circa £25000.

You will be kept in touch, showing the progress of the project.

*Norman Hyde captured the World Sidecar Land Speed Record in 1972 on his Roadrunner III 850cc Triumph Trident powered outfit, at an average speed of 161.8 mph, a record that remained unbeaten for over 35 years.

Very many thanks from Simon & Norman

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  • Norman Hyde11 days ago
    Norman Hyde

    Norman Hyde

    11 days ago

    Look at the new, super-strong fork yokes. In a couple of weeks we hope to have new pics showing the trike's rear end being fitted. 6 Jan 2021

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    Look at the new, super-strong fork yokes. In a couple of weeks we hope to have new pics showing the trike's rear end being fitted. 6 Jan 2021

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    Look at the new, super-strong fork yokes. In a couple of weeks we hope to have new pics showing the trike's rear end being fitted. 6 Jan 2021

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Page last updated on: 1/14/2021 09.35

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 14, 2021

    Hope you get to your target.

    £20.00

  • Andy Bell

    Andy Bell

    Dec 30, 2020

    A really excellent project! Simon's story moved me very much back in the 80's and it's great to have the chance to chip in towards something which will hopefully bring him a great deal of pleasure!

    £30.00

  • Steuart Padwick

    Steuart Padwick

    Dec 7, 2020

    I came across your story and thought it was a lovely idea.

    £20.00

  • Tony Hale

    Tony Hale

    Nov 30, 2020

    Good for you Sir! Very best wishes to Simon remember 1983 very well.Ride safe

    £20.00

  • Andy

    Andy

    Nov 25, 2020

    Wish i could give you more, hope to see you at Margate Meltdown riding a shiny new trike.Will be sharing link.

    £20.00

  • Daniel Gladden

    Daniel Gladden

    Nov 25, 2020

    Simon Weston is a remarkable individual and I hope this project succeeds. Best wishes to all involved.

    £100.00

  • Derek Chandler

    Derek Chandler

    Nov 23, 2020

    Hello Norman, this is a fantastic thing to do for one of the nation’s true heroes. Best wishes to you both.

    £10.00

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