Biker's dying wish fulfilled

A heart-warming tale of kindness and trackdays

Posted: 30 January 2013
by Visordown News

Carl and Daryl with Fastlane's R1

CARL ROBSON was diagnosed with terminal cancer in December 2012. Given 6 months to live, his last wish was to share a track weekend with best friend Daryl. 

With a weekend booked at Cartagena in Spain, it looked as though Carl's wish might come true - until Daryl's motorbike was stolen. Despite being recovered, it was nowhere near track-ready. With no bikes avaliable for hire at that notice, the project looked in jeopardy.

Step in Jamie, Justin and Stuart from repairers Fast Lane Motorcycles in Tonbridge, Kent (who also make up Phased Out Racing, 2012 winners of the 'No Budget' cup), who when they realised the bike would not be ready in time, gave total strangers Carl and Daryl the use of their racing-ready, championship-winning Yamaha R1, free of charge, spares and repairs provided so that Carl could complete his final wish.

Carl says: 'I would like to point out that these guys don’t know myself or Daryl from Adam! Yet, they have lent us their race prepared, race ready championship bike – their pride and joy R1. They have fully serviced it and supplied it with new tyres; spare tyres on rims; wets on rims; sundries and spares – just in case anything happened or it got dropped in Spain. In which case, we could repair and carry on. Its unbelievable, I know – it still doesn’t seem real.'

We thought a story of such heart-warming generosity deserved exposure, Carl's story here.

Last week Carl and Daryl successfully completed their track weekend. Hope it was a good one chaps!


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Restores ones faith in human nature :-D

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 10:57

Fantastic, good on them for stepping up and helping these guys out.

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 11:22

Cracking. Nice one lads.

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 12:26

Good on them! makes a change to hear of something nice.

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 12:51

i agree! nice to have good news! bikers are nicer than people

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 13:23

What a marvelous thing to do, for both parties. Brilliant.

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 14:02

Top notch guys, so good to hear some good news for a change.

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 15:25

See, there are still some nice people out there!

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 09:05

Good on you 'fast lane' guys.
You deserve every success in business and life.

Carl and Daryl - have the very best of times at your track day weekend!

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 11:26

Good guys Fast Lane Motorcycles!

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 22:04

Fast Lane, you deserve a ton of publicity for doing this!
Carl, what can we say... greatest respect to you.

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 22:36

Hart worming, a nice story.

Good on Jamie, Justin and Stuart for stepping in and sptpping up.

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 15:40

They're a good bunch down at Fast lane......

Good on you chaps!!

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 14:37

Good on the boys from Fast Lane (bravo chaps!) for stepping in and helping making Carl Robson wish come true, despite the arse wipes who stole his pride and joy. While we're at it, isn't it about time that thieves started getting a taste of their own, a fair kick up the arse or worse, cut of their farken hands, like they have done in other countries and still do in some places on the planet. Bring back an eye for a farkin eye. Time some of the shiet going on round the traps was pulled into line, modern justice is getting too lenient. Thieving farks...

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 16:19

very touching that people can be so generous. sad that it's a dying wish though.

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:31

Sadly Carl who fast lane so kindly fulfilled his dieing wish lost the fight against cancer on the 7th march and was sent on his final journey led by darral on the fast lane bike which Carl had used on his final trackday weekend here on earth, fast lane came from Kent to near heathrow at 10am yesterday 18th march put the bike together out side the house and we the family obtained a sort of permission from local authority to allow darral to ride the bike infront of Carl on his final journey from the house to the crematorium followed by us in the limo and 30ish rider all of whom played there part by stopping traffic
It was the best thing I've ever seen thanks to all those who came and who were involved
Also I would like so say a personal thanks for everyone's kind comments on all social sites I have no Facebook so I can't thank a lot of people. But warm wishes to you all ride safe "head down ars up" As darral says
Thanks again Paul (Carl's brother)

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 17:45

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