With fantastic support from our section members we had arranged a ride out (and a lovely sunny afternoon) to take as many bikes as we could, midweek, over to the Brighter Future Workshop factory. In excess of two dozen machines, of all ages and sizes descended upon the factory in East Gillibrands, Skelmersdale to the absolute delight of Peter Cousins MBE, his son Peter, Jackie and all of the staff.
With the bikes lined up outside the factory and the lads coming out to mingle in with the bikes and meet our members I can say from the looks on their faces that it was all worthwhile. To say that they were delighted would be an understatement, I lost count of how many times they thanked us and told us that this day would be talked about for ever more. A reporter from the Champion newspaper had come along to take some photos and provide some valuable and much needed publicity for the workshop and many passers by were equally attracted by the display.
Cups of tea were brought out into the sunshine for our members to enjoy and we were
treated to a full tour of their warehouse and factory to experience the transformation
from broken and rejected items (a lot of which are shamefully and unnecessarily scrapped
by our NHS) to the superb items in their showroom. Their workshop facilities, offices
and showroom were spotless and the quality of their work superb. For more information
please do visit www.bfworkshop.co.uk and please do view the videos on this site,
you will not regret it I assure you. Should you wish to make a donation they are
In summary, I could not even begin to describe what a wonderful experience it was for all concerned, (in particular for our honorary motorcycle riders – Paul and Ben) suffice to say that the photos really do say it all.
Michael W George
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