It is an interesting question… why motorbikes? There are a number of reasons, firstly bikers tend to be very sociable people but then they generally go places on their own. On a bike there is a lot of time to think and your mind is very focussed on the here and now. Many bikers take this to another level if they race bikes. It is stressful and speed can be very addictive. Most bikers have experienced losing friends and this is very often bottled up.

I want to give bikers who are struggling a chance to talk over a cuppa and explore how then can get support. Surprisingly there are very few project like this out there. Yet there are a huge amount of bikers all looking for a release from the pressures of modern life.

I’m also a lifelong biker who really enjoys meeting other bikers and hearing their stories – this kills two birds with one stone.