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British entrepreneur aims to crack 400mph barrier

...and raise $1billion a year for charity

A BRITISH ENTREPRENEUR has unveiled plans to smash the motorbike land-speed record – and raise $1 billion for charity every year in the process.

Ron G Holland is aiming to shatter the motorbike land speed world record, which stands at 360mph, on his 30-foot cigar-shaped V8 super bike at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. He'll make his attempt sometime in 2010.

The sixty-year-old author and entrepreneur says riding at half the speed of sound holds no fear compared to the prospect of his wife Elisabeth rumbling how much he's spent on his land speed bid.

"I've been throwing money at it, and I'd be in all sorts of trouble if she ever found out exactly how much!" said Ron.

Ron's bike boasts 1,000 brake horsepower - more than a Formula One car - and will be powered by nitromethane, an oxygen rich super-fuel used by drag racers.

"I've been racing bikes on and off for over 40 years, mostly sprinting," says dad-of-one, Ron. "But, that'll be like a trundle down to the shops compared to what I'll be doing in Bonneville."

Ron's also hoping the land speed assault will bolster publicity for his amazing plan to raise $1 billion for charity EVERY YEAR, with a scheme dubbed The Billion Dollar Biker.

The aim is to create a public awareness campaign to ensure that ATMs and online giants such as eBay and Amazon offer punters an option to donate $1 to charity with each transaction.

"My latest book is called The Eureka! Enigma and is about using mind power to get things done. I'm encouraging readers and visitors to work together to generate a billion dollars every year for charity."

Ron’s bike is currently under construction in an engineering plant near Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing helped crack the Enigma code during Word War Two, and it was this that gave Ron the idea for his latest book.

Now Ron is seeking $1 million in land-speed sponsorship, to help bankroll transportation and team costs.

"I'm hoping companies will see it as a worthwhile venture," said Ron.