Cyril Green’s Motorcycle Memoirs

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Cyril Green’s Motorcycle

Down and out

This is the last excerpt from Cyril memoirs. There are, sure, many fascinating that we haven’t yet seen, but for with Cyril lost in the hinterland, his young wife has asked for some privacy and the remain under lock and Thankfully, her gardener, Claudio, is great support, in between of expert dibbing, hardening off and out.

From Cyril’s dated 15 April 2008

and Charlie, eh? Long Way Down? entertainment, but I do wish there had a camera crew on hand Mr Unlucky himself, Kevin undertook his ill-advised trip John O’Groats to Cape back in 2003.

Had there been, then I’m Mr Stott would not now be on the missing register.

Stott’s major was a terrible sense of direction with the shunning of “high cobblers” such as sat-nav and an total inability to read a map or use a Nor was his choice of machinery what would have considered The oil-cooled GSX-R1100 does, have an admirable reliability but once fitted with a and nitrous things are less And vast experience over years on high-powered motorcycles… have been a help.

Stott’s previous bikes a customised Kawasaki GPz305, an IZH two-… single and – the machine on he covered most miles – a 1958 Phillips Gadabout. Add to according to his brother, that mechanical abilities were and his attitude to maintenance negligent, the were rather stacked him.

The journey seemed to go smoothly for weeks, but then things sour. Having been for many days in a remote Stott’s provisions were exhausted, thanks mainly to planning and incessant snacking, basing supplies largely Sugar Puffs and Dr Pepper was a great idea in the first especially for a 19-stone diabetic. his petrol reserves almost he crested a hill and saw a settlement in the

Crying with relief (we such details thanks to the of his video diaries) Stott towards signs of life, no hopeful of salvation.

However, it was clear from the that this lumbering, outsider was regarded with at best, open aggression the overriding reaction from any of the he approached. He didn’t know the and they clearly didn’t him. That night he fitfully in the open alongside his

Speaking to his video diary, apparently affecting the tones of a explorer, said: ‘I have had no in finding either food or Everyone I approach seems to their teeth and bark which although I cannot are clearly warnings to stay This afternoon, feeling with thirst, craving water, I stumbled into appeared to be a meeting place for of the community.

But although they clutched a beaker of some dark concoction, I was offered and the elder, clearly in charge and in a small, raised enclosure, to understand my pleas. In desperation, I for the drink of a younger man sitting but I was heavily beaten and thrown out the mud. I shall try again but this evening I have on some water from a to help wash down the of the Sugar Puffs. Thank God I bring Alpen as my mother had

Things didn’t get much as an entry from the following day ‘Today was terrible. I had left the outside what appeared to be a version of what we might a grocer’s and when I emerged, handed, I saw the bike being away by a group of dirty, children. As I came near managed to start it and the largest it away, several others on the gesticulating wildly.

I fear I shall not see it again. I wandered into a steamy, shack in which a local was stirring all manner of unrecognisable in a vat of boiling oil. But having no of any kind, I could not convince her to with even the smallest not even by bartering with my Wee

Is this it? Is this where I end my days, in this Godforsaken

The answer seems to be yes, as was never heard of again. And the aspect of this tale? He even made it out of Britain.

The remains of Stott’s GSX-R, to the bare frame, was found in a of Glasgow. But in funny sort of way been inspired by Kevin to make an epic journey of my except I plan to travel from John O’Groats, into the Arctic Circle strike out east into Watch this space.


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