Transport Autism Comes to Biggleswade

By Julia Taylor / August 27, 2010

LSD - autismMark Ty-Wharton’s project from the Landmark Education Self-Expression and Leadership Programme brings together two different worlds – classic cars and motorcycles, and autism. The project aims to create a museum of classic transport staffed by those who have some degree of autism. The Biggleswade Chronicle has written stories about the Transport Autism project, one of which is reproduced below.

Motorcycle display puts transport museum into gear!

A vintage motorcycle has roared into a shop to help promote ambitious plans for a new transport museum.

The 1956 Ariel Red Hnter 350 is currently on display in the window of Serendipity on Biggleswade High Street.

And it is hoped that the bike, which is on loan from Stotfold Engineers, will encourage more people to get involved in the project and show their support for Transport Autism.

Transport Autism, the brainchild of Mark Ty-Wharton, is a project that hopes to bring a transport museum straffed by people with Autistic spectrum disorders to the town.

Anyone interested in finding out more is encouraged to drop into their shop and sign up to the new mailing list for the latest news about the project.

The bike has been in storage for 15 years, and was the first restoration project of Stotfold Engineers’ Terry Ives.

For more information visit the website at transportautism.org.uk.

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