TT ace James Hillier raises thousands for mental health charity


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Road racing star James Heller raised over £5,000 for mental health charity CALM by riding from John O’Groats to Land’s End in one day…on a Honda C90.

Launching at 2 a.m. on a cold November morning, the former TT winner completed the route alongside cable pilot James Jackson in a time of 17 hours and six minutes and was joined by fans and famous faces, including John McGuinness.

“Getting all the support was a bit surreal,” Heller told MCN. “I wasn’t expecting that and when we left John O’Groats there were probably eight or so bikes with us.”

The charity duo set out with a target of £5,000, but at the time of writing their Just Giving page is already £5,455, with an additional £2,069.25 in Gift Aid, with online donations still possible. This money will be used by the charity to help combat mental health struggles and suicide.

The C90s themselves were outfitted for the top end and three five-liter fuel tanks were added to allow more than 300 miles between stations.

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