Dorset-based comedy pianist Matt Black and his manager Jon Cox have set off on a three legged bike ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End with a piano. Jon has only got one leg. He lost the other when he was four-years-old after he was run over by a lorry. He got his first bike when he was seven and has ridden one ever since with just one leg. He and Matt left John O’Groats on 4 May to start their mammoth bike ride for Wings for Warriors, which trains ex-forces amputees for a career in aviation. As well as 3 legs, they have a piano following them in a support vehicle and Matt will perform gigs along the way to raise money.
Before they left Dorset for Scotland the pair attended a tea party, organised at the Barrington by Jacqueline Moss. Over £200 was raised.
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Matt and Jon are aiming to raise £10,000. They have produced a charity CD “Uncharted Territory” to raise funds. Among a host of other performers it features Richard Digance and the latest winner of the Voice of Ferndown Emma-Jane Toop. You can purchase the CD through the Hangover Hill Recording Studio website for £15, and sponsor Matt and Jon at www.gofund.me/Wings4Warriors