Disabled Rider Rides 7-liter Dodge Charger V8 Trike for Charity

Can you picture a custom trike powered by a 7-liter Dodge Charger V8? No big deal if you can't, because British rider Nick Priest has already built it, and plans to ride it across Britain despite his severe condition.
Nick Priest and his custom 7-liter Dodge Charger V8 Trike 3 photos
Photo: Bikernet
Across the whole BritainNick Priest and his custom 7-liter Dodge Charger V8 trike
Nick Priest is a metal worker and design engineer who worked for the Haynes manuals, but he was forced to quit his job five years, as his condition no longer allowed him to work. Nick suffers from fibromyalgia syndrome, a disease which causes extreme pain and chronic fatigue.

It took Nick 7 painstaking years to design and build Grunt, his custom trike. Now Nick plans to ride Grunt form one end of Britain to the other. That is from Land's End in the south to John o'Groats in northern Scotland (generic route pictured below).

Nick's amazing ride is aimed as raising money for the National Association of Bikers with Disabilities (NABD), a charity which provides training and advice to disabled riders to help them get back on their bikes.

“I have mobility issues,I also get chronic fatigue. It’s like somebody has switched off the power. Sometimes I haven’t got the energy to even stand up. And I get terrible pain.

Once it felt like I had broken my shoulder. My shoulder wasn’t broken, but the brain told me it was. I also get muscle spasms – the shakes. On a bad day I’m rocking in pain and I just can’t get up. It just comes and goes,” Nick describes his condition. Yet he is currently building a bike for a friend who lost one leg.

For this awesome adventure Nick plans to ride around 50 miles (80 km) a day, and raise money through donation and selling passenger rides on the Grunt.

And to think that some would not even ride in the rain... Hats off, Nick!

Via bikernet and thisiscornwall
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