Blur’s Graham Coxon has sold seven of his motorbikes in aid of children’s charity the NSPCC.
The guitarist can be seen above, posing next to his 2004 Triumph Bonneville. The bike was sold alongside a 1962 Vespa 200CC VBB and a 1968 Triumph Trophy 650, plus four others, at Bonhams auctioneers on October 19.
Coxon’s bikes sold for a total of £24,774 – near to the high-end estimate expected before the auction.
“We are delighted to have been selected by Graham to auction his brilliant collection of motorcycles,” said James Stensel, Head of Bonhams Motorcycle Department. “Through Graham’s incredible generosity, the NSPCC can continue to safeguard children and endeavor to eliminate abuse.”
Coxon commented: “These bikes have taken me on a lot of wonderful adventures up and down the country. As a parent, it seems fitting that they should be sold to benefit the NSPCC’s important work in supporting and protecting children all over the UK.”
Earlier this year Coxon joined his Blur bandmate Damon Albarn during the frontman’s headline set at Latitude. Coxon helped Albarn perform Blur song ‘Tender’ as part of the encore.
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