Published on 19/04/2013 11:15
Lifesaving charity the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) is calling on motorcyclists across the country to get involved with their Air Ambulance Rescue Ride Out event this summer.
The event, on August 18, is being held to help raise vital funds needed to keep the lifesaving helicopter flying.
Leicestershire based motorcyclists will be commencing their convoy from Triumph Motorcycles, Hinckley, who are one of the sponsors of the event.
They will then follow a police approved route to the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling.
The convoy will be joined by riders from across the country as well as riders from the Northamptonshire Police force for the last leg of the route as they enter the event which attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.
Sophie Stevens, fundraising manager for the Leicestershire area of DLRAA, said: “This is a fantastic event for motorcycle enthusiasts across the country to get involved in and we can’t wait for the people of Leicestershire to get involved. Not only do they get to ride in convoy to the renowned Brackley Motorcycle Festival, they’ll also be helping to raise money for our vital cause.
“Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding so by signing up to join in the Ride Out, at just £10 each, riders really will be helping to make a difference to people’s lives – last year we flew to almost 900 rescue missions, including 47 motorbike incidents.
“We can’t wait to see as many people as possible signed up for what is to be a stand out event in the motorcycle calendar.”
Riders can sign up on the Charity’s website www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or by phoning 08454 130 999.
More information about the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling can be found at www.bfomc.org.uk