SUPPORT & SPONSORSHIP

Things are moving very quickly now and we are getting lots of emails and calls from potential supporters and sponsors from all over the country, so if you as an individual, or your company, would like to get involved and support this fantastic cause then drop us a line. We will add you to these pages.

We salute the Sponsors and Supporters of the Long Scoot Down, in the support of Charity giving and contributions to the Ride itself. Stay tuned for more acts of selfless benevolence to the Long Scoot Down. This is a great cause and people seem to want to play their part..........

A Big thank you to Damian Green, the Minister for Immigration, and to actress Jan Francis for giving up their valuable time to promote and support the Long Scoot Down.

We are so pleased to have Scottish Actor Robert Softley Gale on our list of Supporters. Robert is a 25 year old actor and playwrite who has Cerebral Palsy and he has agreed to come and have some photos taken with us the day we ride!! He has written excellent play called Girl X which is currently playing at major theatres in Scotland including the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, The Citizens In Glasgow, Dundee Rep, and Eden Court in Inverness.

We need to say a big thank you to the Scottish Liberal Democrat MP John Thurso who has agreed to come and meet us for a photo shoot for the local Scottish Press on the afternoon of 19th June.

LOGISTICS SUPPORT

Kent Autistic Trust have supplied the Minibus and Driver to take us to Luton Airport on Day -1. Thank you guys.

We have some fantastic news that Scooter transport up is all sorted out, thanks to Debbie at who put us onto  www.unitedcourier.co.uk. Not only have they stepped in to do this for us but they're doing it for HALF the price and all to benefit this worthy cause. Take a look at their website, top logistics operation, top people.

MEDIA SUPPORT

  1. Thanks to Dom King    of     for covering the LSD ride, starting with an interview with LSD riders at The Whitecliffs Weekender 10-12 June, occasional phone in's from the team, and an interview at Camber Sands on return.
  2. Thanks to Webbo of  who will be shouting out for the riders each and every day on our ride. They will be telling everyone our location, how were doing and updating listeners, as well as encouraging listeners to dip into their pockets.
  3. Watch out for an LSD press release in June issue  available 21 May, with a full feature in the August issue.

SUPPORT FROM BUSINESSES

 



 

A massive thanks to the Premier retailer of Scooter and Motorbike clothing and accessories, Tucano Urbano. Thanks to Andrea and the Team over at Tucan Urbano, they are providing hi-spec clothing for three of our riders to see them through the trials and challenges of 1664 miles across the UK.

'For people on two wheels: everyday, in every season and in every situation. For more than 10 years, we have produced clothing and accessories for scooter and motorbike users.'

Look them up at their website - some great clothing and accessories!





A big big thank you to ATOMS that supplied Karl with tyres for the journey and TAGG Racing that fitted them for him.

ATOMS  continually strive to produce the most innovative scooter and motorcycle fabrication works. Also they can service, restore, paint (using lechler quality paints when available) fault finding, crank rebuilding, carbs balanced, rebores, and lots of free advice to help you with you pride and joy. We deal with most of the major manufacturers - see website for details. ATOMS are nominated suppliers of SIP SCOOTERSHOP products.........unsure? call for details.....


ATOMS, UNIT 9, WILLOW INDUSTRIES, TYLAND LANE, SANDLING, MAIDSTONE, KENT, ME14 3BN
01622664488

Creative FX of Bromley are vinyl wrapping specialists and can wrap and personalise any vehicle - cars, vans, bikes, scooters.

 They have kindly offered to donate the Riders with custom LSD Legsheild Banners for their Scooters to be displayed proudly during the ride. They are also providing 200 stickers for us to sell.

See a Ferrari F430 Spider transformed from rosso red to matt black by specialist vinyl wrapping firm Creative FX.





 Lip Up Clothing, Folkestone have donate some raffle prizes for the Tornados night on the 25th

A MASSIVE MASSIVE thank you to Roger at T.A.S.S. for his enormous support for Long Scoot Down. TASS have donated over £300 +worth of goods, including:-

Raffle Prizes
4x lambretta tshirts
2x bottles of 2 stroke oil
2x £10 gift vouchers
all our tips from customers have gone into your lsd charity box .

Sponsorship

Gary - A deal on new 2 tyres and rims, as well as a free scooter service and rectifying faults found .
Steve - Free waterproof suit and various small parts for his scoot.
Mark - donation to his charity fund £40.00 
  

Call for scooter servicing and accessories on 01843 292440.



Figjam Tattoos have donated a large sum of money to a rider, 1000 LSD lighters for sale and a £50 tattoo voucher as a raffle prize.

 The Emporium Margate have fliers up everywhere, they've sponsored a rider and offered us tea etc on the day of the Tour d'kent.

We must give a BIG LSD thank you to George at www.ButtonBadges.co.uk... who owns and has donated us 100 free button badges for the ride. 

He couldn't resist as he used to ride a Vespa!!!!! Lovely man!!!! Thank you George.

 Thanks to www.frizbee.co.uk, a local Folkestone business, for donating LSD Tee Shirts, LSD Mugs, and LSD Rally Patches.

These are for public sale on the Merchandise & Memorabilia page of the Website.  

A MASSIVE Shout Out to Wendy the owner of Retaina Group, who has given one of our riders, Beccy, some money towards her trip costs. Beccy says thank you very much as these costs are not small by any means. The Website is here

"Retainagroup has grown to become the market leading supplier of security marking & registration systems for vehicles and other valuable assets." 



ACCOMODATION & CAMPING SUPPORT

  Weston Supermare Rugby club

  Thanks to the Weston Supermare Rugby Club, who are letting us camp on their grounds as the ride passes that neck of the woods.

Phil and Kate have asked The LSD Riders to be their guests on the 26th June, welcoming us to Franchis, a touring and self-catering holiday park on the Lizard Peninsula, close to Mullion. Franchis Holiday Park lies between farm and woodland, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Close to the rugged Cornish coast with idyllic sandy coves, yet just inland the lush green valleys of the Helford; perfect for messing about on boats or visiting the gardens the area boasts.

A big thank you also to the guys in Stirling, Scotland, for offering us places to camp and a few drinkies before the ride.

BANDS & ENTERTAINMENT BENEFIT SUPPORT

A Big LSD thank you to Steve Bradshaw who is a commedian & comedy promoter from Margate - he is arranging a Comedy Night to benefit the ride.

Many thanks Steve you are a star. Stay tuned for details folks. Likely to be at the Britannia in Margate.


FOLKESTONE SKABOUR FESTIVAL 2/3/4 SEPT  2011

A massive Long Scoot thank you to John Sims and the Skabour Festival team for nominating the Long Scoot Downs charity, Find A Voice one of this years beneficiaries.

You may have enjoyed SKABOUR 2010, this year it's back bigger and better. Take a look - you simply cannot miss this event - Sponsored by Trojan Records.

 The Deccas - are proud supporters of Long Scoot Down. Also playing at the Tornados benefit event in April.

  Total Jam are proud supporters of Long Scoot Down and have offered their services for a LSD Benefit event that we are planning.

 Hey Rudi are proud supporters of Long Scoot Down and have offered their services for a LSD Benefit event that we are planning.

VENUE SUPPORT

  Thanks to Beacon Court Tavern in Gillingham for offering their venue for a benefit night

 Thanks to The Man of Kent  venue in Ashford have offered their venue for a night of scooter sounds

 The Drum Inn, Stanford North (nr Ashford)- Thanks to The Drum Inn for being the perfect host for us Scootering lot. 

Thanks to The Singleton Barn, Ashford, Kent, TN23 4TY who are hosting a Family Fun Day and Bungee Jumping Day for Find A Voice.

Thanks to The Star Inn  East Hill Ashford who are hosting a Family Fun Day for Find A Voice.

SCOOTER CLUB SUPPORT

David Faithful rode Le-JoG recently, in 24 hours, on a £500 Honda ex-courier bike, to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease..He has kindly sponsored us, and passed details of our event to organisations that supported him.

 Chelmsford SC are donating all the money from the Raffle at next years Camber rally to the Long Scoot Down!!!! A very big thank you!!!!!!!!

Camber Sands Rally - The Official Return Rally of Longscoot Down.

 The South Kent Saints - The Lead Scooter Club of Long Scoot Down.


Thanks to the The Upsetters SC who are going to do a collection at the their 'do' in Feb and meet us in brighton on the ride!!! Thanks Guys

Thanks to our friends at OLAS Scooter Club & OLAS BOSS Sound System over in Folkestone who are the official Sound System for the Long Scoot Down. As well as riding!

Thanks to The Real Deal Scooter Club - 'The Dealers' , Deal, Kent for their website and rider support to Long Scoot Down.

The White Cliffs Weekender: June 10-12 - The Official Long Scoot Down Departure Rally.



Thanks to The White Knights SC who collected £53 at the Pie and Mash run. Big thanks to all who donated their spare change to the longScootDown mission.


Ashford Tornado's Scooter Club - For their support to the Long Scoot Down and charity fund raising at the 'Tornados Feb Fantastic Night Of Fun'

 A259 Scooter Club - Planning to join the coastal ride out.

I really want to thank Bex Bellingham of Thanet Scooterists for her Face Painting at the Dealers Rally. Proceeds going to Long Scoot Down for fuel expenses. Simons was an absolute masterpiece lol. Also a big thank you to Martine Hyde for her cake stand with proceeds again going to LSD. £130 was raised in Total.

1066 Saxons Scooter Club - They are offering to hold an event to be arranged and are also planning to join the coastal ride out.

  They will be bringing along the Aces high SC from brighton and the Coffin Dodgers from Eastbourne.

 The Brighton Easy Riders have contacted us, having heard about our pre-LSD Rides, and want to join us on the Coastal Ride Out in May.

They reckon they'll be bringing 80 bikers along for the ride. We can't wait. Top Stuff guys! 

We've had an email from Richard 'Blackie' representing the Yorkshire Scooter Clubs of Woolybacks SC and Barnard Castle Lyons SC. They will be joining us for the ride up Tan Hill. They will also be running a couple of raffles at both clubs prior to the event at both clubs to raise money in advance. Blackie says...good luck and gan canny in the lakes its only a bit dodgy in them passes i've lost numerous clutches over there.

 Thanks to Tony Hannah at The Far North of Scotland Scooter Club - for helping put us in touch with all the Braveheart Scooterists.

A big thank you also to the guys in Stirling, Scotland, for offering us places to camp and a few drinkies before the ride.