Mansfield superheroes travel the country on mini 'monkey' bikes

Clifford Doherty, Colin Morley and Paul Parslow, traveled 1,500 for charity.
Clifford Doherty, Colin Morley and Paul Parslow, traveled 1,500 for charity.

Mansfield superheroes on “monkey bikes” fulfilled their quest to travel  1,500 miles to raise money for a cancer charity.

Clifford Doherty, Colin Morley and Paul Parslow, from Mansfield, said they are suffering after the six-day long ride on their miniature copies of classic Honda motorbikes, also known as “monkey bikes”.
The superheroes left Land’s End on Saturday, June 2, to the Lake District to Glasgow before finally arriving at John O’Groats, on the northern tip of Scotland, on Wednesday, June 6.
They then rode back to Mansfield arriving on Friday, June 8.
Ditching traditional leathers for Marvel’s Spiderman, Captain America and Deadpool costumes, they raised £1,600 for Nottingham based Brad’s Cancer Foundation, which supports teenagers living with cancer - smashing their £1,000 target.
Deadpool aka Clifford, 42, said: “It was really hard going - my back still hurts from being hunched over the little bikes.
“The costumes got a lot of attention, people on the way were asking for photos.
“I was mistaken for Ant Man or Iron Man which was quite funny. There was tremendous support on the way, it brought in £190 more for the charity.”
During the trip Spiderman aka Paul, 39, had two engines break down.
Clifford said: “It was like a comedy sketch how it kept breaking. He lost his foot peg so we had to replace it with wood and duct tape and as he was driving off his exhaust pipe fell off.”
Colin, 46, was dressed as Captain America.
At Burnham-on-Sea where Paul’s first engine went the trio were taken in by a resident who let them use his garage and gave them breakfast.
Clifford said: “It just shows how there are still loads of good people around.”

Starting off the journey at Land's End.

Starting off the journey at Land's End.

In  Glencoe , Scotland taking in the stunning scenery.

In Glencoe , Scotland taking in the stunning scenery.