Off-road biking legend, Patsy Quick, will lead a mass motorcycle ride on Saturday 18th May to the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) Show at Peterborough Arena to support Riders for Health.
Meeting at the Super Sausage Café (postcode NN12 7QD). on the A5 near Towcester from 8am for registration and breakfast, the ride-in will leave at 9.30am taking a scenic, cross-country route to the Peterborough Arena (formerly the East of England Showground) arriving at the BMF Show for 11am.
Wemoto are sponsoring the main arena at the May BMF Show in Peterborough and the Tailend Show and will have a stand at both shows with a great competition to enter so come and check it out!
Super Sausage time
The ride-in will be led by Patsy Quick, the first British woman to complete the legendary Dakar Rally. Prior to her achievement in the famous desert endurance race, Patsy was both British and European Women’s Enduro Champion. Now Patsy is supporting Riders for Health to help mobilise health workers in Africa with reliable motorcycles so that they can reach remote communities with lifesaving health care.
Spaces are limited so participation on the ride-in will be decided on a first come, first served basis and a £5 donation to Riders for Health will be encouraged. Everyone taking part will need to be registered and given a Riders for Health bib to wear.
The ride-in route will cover approximately fifty miles passing through picturesque towns and villages such as Castlethorpe, Olney, Bozeat, Rushden, Thrapston and Oundle. On arrival at the BMF Show, the group will have a photo opportunity with Patsy, before being directed to the bike parking area.
Tickets for the BMF Show will be available to buy on the gate but, please note, they will be more expensive than pre-booked tickets.
Find out more at: http://www.thebmfshow.co.uk/tickets/
Ride for Riders for Health
Riders for Health have teamed up with the BMF in the hope of introducing many more people to the charity’s lifesaving work. The BMF Show in May is Europe’s largest outdoor motorcycle show, with over 40,000 people expected to attend over the weekend. Riders will have a stand in the new Adventure and Overland Touring area with their off-road fundraising ride to Zambia, Experience Africa. For your chance to win a free place on this once-in-a-lifetime motorcycle adventure, visit Riders for Health’s stand to buy a ticket for just £1.
Riders for Health is the official charity of the Fédération Internationale de Motorcyclisme (FIM) and MotoGP. The organisation provides health workers in Africa with reliable vehicles, enabling them to deliver vital health care to isolated communities on a regular basis. Riders also teaches health workers to ride safely in the difficult terrain and local men and women are trained to maintain the vehicles so that they never break down.
Desert Rose Racing
Patsy Quick’s off-road motorcycle school, Desert Rose Racing, was set up to help other riders to achieve their rally dreams.
For more information, visit: http://www.desertroseracing.com/
Some information about the Ride-In:
* All participants must have valid UK licence and provide their own helmet and protective clothing.
* Riders for Health’s ride-in does not offer automatic entry to the BMF Show, a valid ticket must be purchased, either in advance or on the gate.
* On arrival participants will be directed by marshals to the main bike parking area, participants will not be able to ride onto the event site.
The BMF Shows
The BMF shows have been running for over 35 years. The shows offer members and non-members the opportunity to meet other bikers and to learn more about the work of the BMF.
The May Show (17-19 May 2013) is the season ‘opener’ and held at the Peterborough Arena (formerly the East of England Showground). It is one of Europe’s largest motorcycle shows.
The BMF Kelso Bikefest, (5-7 July 2013) held at the Union Borders Showground, is positioned to be accessible to bikers in Scotland and the North of England and is the second show of the season.
The season is wrapped up with the Tailend Show, again in Peterborough, (13-15 September 2013) which plays host to the second European Stunt Show, among other things.