INTREPID motorcycling fire fighters are in the midst of a 2,816-mile journey for charity along Britain s entire coastline, stopping at fire stations to wash cars enroute - and aim to complete it all in just 14 days. On Friday motorcyclists Stuart Hopkins

INTREPID motorcycling fire fighters are in the midst of a 2,816-mile journey for charity along Britain's entire coastline, stopping at fire stations to wash cars enroute - and aim to complete it all in just 14 days.On Friday motorcyclists Stuart Hopkins and Andy Creasey plus Steve Horrigan and Marc Ellis, with the support vehicle, were at Braunton Fire Station - previous stop Weymouth - as they continued their bid to raise funds for the Fire Fighters' Charity.Coast Way Round, as it is called, was inspired by the epic journeys of Charlie Boorman and Ewan McGregor - Long Way Round and Long Way Down - as seen on TV.Braunton crew members joined the North Yorkshire fire fighters on Friday to help clean cars during the `North Devon leg of their trip.Stuart decided he wanted to help the charity following the warehouse fire in Warwickshire last autumn, which claimed the lives of four fire fighters.It has proved a tiring trip - after six or more hours in the saddle each day, the riders then spend their time washing cars before sleeping at the station, call outs permitting!The Fire Fighters Charity, formerly the Benevolent Fund, provides help and support for personnel and their families in times of difficulty.Marc wanted to get involved and give something back after he was in a serious road traffic collision and spent 10 days in intensive care.Andy added: 'We just wanted to do something a bit different and decided to combine the motorcycling with car washing around the country!"It's been a year in the making and we would like to thank all those who have supported us."Anyone who would like to find out more about the journey or make a donation to the charity, can go to www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news