June 22 2007.

Close Motor Finance motorcycle development managers Mike Chilvers and Simon Bland have completed an arduous 2550-mile Lands End to John O'Groats trip in six days, raising over £4,000 for Riders for Health in the process.

Riding a new MV Agusta 312R and Suzuki GSX-R750, Chilvers and Bland battled against strong winds and driving rain on four of the six days to reach their destination.

"Our ride up to John O'Groats seemed to inspire our dealers even more this year. The generous donations from the dealers we met en-route allowed us to collect £4,300 toward Riders for Health, easily eclipsing last year's figure of £3,000. In completing this year's challenge Close Motorcycle Finance has yet again proven we are the dealer's friend in raising such a great amount from our dealers and re-enforcing how much we are involved in the motorcycle market," said Chilvers.