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

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17th March. Great Progress. New photos show suspension & foot controls etc.

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 Hyde3 months ago
    Norman Hyde

    Norman Hyde

    3 months 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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    3 months 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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  • Norman Hyde3 months ago
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    3 months 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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Page last updated on: 4/3/2021 17.23

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  • Saggy Balls

    Saggy Balls

    Apr 3, 2021

    Trike rider myself, hope you get the trike soon, 110% grin factor when riding. Hats off to you Simon, great respect.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 3, 2021

    Go for it

    £20.00

  • Paul Ach TOMCC Manchester

    Paul Ach TOMCC Manchester

    Apr 1, 2021

    Great project, hope Simon can get to ride it soon, best wishes, Paul

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 26, 2021

    WELCOME TO THE CLUB

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 25, 2021

    Hello Norman, I spoke to you at the Bonneville 60th in Uttoxeter, you gave me some good advice about the carburation on my 1968 Bonnie.Its a pleasure to help you get Simon on the road.Best RegardsP

    £30.00

  • Brian C

    Brian C

    Mar 21, 2021

    Great project- biking is one of life's great joys, and what a wonderful idea for a wonderful guy.

    £40.00

  • Simon White

    Simon White

    Mar 19, 2021

    Am a long time admirer of Simon am an inspirational figure and a great fundraiser for wonderful causes.

    £50.00

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