Thanks & Acknowledgements
Dave at Nevis Marketing for supplying me with a superb Shark Drax helmet and Richa waxed motorcycle jacket
Simon at Blockage Gone for the supply of a new 'quiet & peaceful' Tecnigas exhaust pipe
Aprilia UK for supplying with a front fly-screen (now slightly modified), drive belt and rollers
Davy Bros. Motorcycles, for a brilliant job servicing and getting my old scooter through its MOT
Ipswich & Bury Rider Training, for their help & patience in getting me through my test
Signs For You in Ipswich for printing the stickers which adorn many vehicles associated with the trip
Paul & Steph at Krazy Horse Motorcycles in Bury St Edmunds, for allowing us to 'rattle buckets' at their Italian Stallion Night BBQ night.
'Scootering' Magazine for publishing my press release and photographs
Classic Land Rover Magazine for publishing Charles's editorial
BBC Radio Suffolk for giving me air time with the lovely Lesley Dolphin
Roger Osborne, for organising an Ipswich Town Legends evening, including former FA Cup winning players Mick Lambert & Allan Hunter and of course Roger. Also a huge thank you to Les Osborne for selling tickets and running the bar. Thank you gentlemen for your time and hard work.
Riccardo Costagliola of Piaggio in Pontedera (near Pisa) for agreeing to meet us, with a cup of tea and a sandwich and conduct us on a guided tour of the Piaggio Museum.
Ipswich School for allowing me to take annual my leave in term time and for editorial in the Occasional School Magazine
Peter Stevens Design. Thank you Peter for your help, encouragement and contacts, greatly appreciated.
I must add my sincere thanks to my Aunt, Janet Sutterby, Eileen Kellard and my brother, Paul Nickson for banging the drum and collecting money in the old fashioned way, badgering support for the cause in Lincolnshire.
To Lesley Dolphin of Radio Suffolk for allowing a half-wit like me on the wireless for an hour. Thank you Lesley it was fantastic fun.
John in Lowestoft for sending me a Menin Gate cake to the Radio Suffolk studio. Brilliant!
Michael George of Farnham Gallery for raffling a limited edition signed print of Suzanne Campbell art. Thank you so much.