Essex Air Ambulance Fundraising Motorcycle Run - 6th Sept 2015
|Author: Hannah Cohen, EHAAT||Published: 25th August 2015 12:55|
Calling all Essex Bikers!
The Essex Air Ambulance is calling on bikers of Essex and beyond to join over 5,000 fellow motorcyclists on its annual charity Motorcycle Run on Sunday 6th September 2015.
The Charity's biggest fundraising event of the year, now in it's 16th year, is sponsored by Woodland Group and Jack Lilley Motorcycles, starts out at Ford Dunton Technical Centre from 11am and finishes at Harwich for the Family Festival with performances from local bands, a Moto GP inspired charity auction and attractions for all the family on the Harwich Green.
Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the 60 mile police-approved route to cheer on riders and enjoy the Family Festival where local bands Foogle and Stone the Crows performing.
All bikers must pre-register by 30th August for the chance to save on entry fees, gain priority positions when the Run starts and get three chances to win pre-reg prizes donated by corporate supporters: £2,000 worth of motorcycle kit courtesy of Devitt Insurance, a three piece Triumph luggage set worth £230 donated by Jack Lilley Motorcycles; and, for bikers who also get sponsored, the chance to win a bespoke advanced training day with Total Advanced Training worth £200.
New for 2015 event Bolddog Freestyle Motocross (FMX) display team as seen on "Britain's Got Talent" will be appearing at Ford Dunton Technical Centre to kick start the Charity's 2015 Motorcycle Run.
Bikers and visitors to the event will be treated to three spectacular performances by this awe-inspiring team of motorcycle stunt riders who specialise in mind-blowing stunts as they flip, fly and glide in death-defying stunts. Using the largest most advanced landing ramp in the world ridden by none other than World number one Nate Adams and World record holder and current-day ‘Evil Knievel', Robbie Madison; Bolddog jump gaps of over 75 feet and reach heights of over 35 feet in the air!
Harwich company, Ferry Motors are also supporting the event with a Motorcycle Goodie Hamper worth £100 for the winner of the Golden Ticket found inside a pre-purchased Motorcycle Run 2015 T-shirt.
William Hughes, Managing Director at Devitt Insurance Services said: "Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a fantastic charity that provide a truly indispensable service to our local community. We're thrilled to be supporting them again this year by sponsoring their Motorcycle Run."
For Moto GP fans a charity auction takes place at the Harwich Family Festival - giving bikers and visitors alike the chance to bid on framed photos and T shirts signed by Moto GP Riders.
Wendy Marcon-Knightley, Sponsorship & Events Manager for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust said: "Our charity Motorcycle Run gets bigger and better every year and we hope to welcome more riders than ever this September. Pre-registration closes on Sunday 30th August so don't miss out and remember, you only have a chance of winning these great prizes by pre-registering! A big thank you to our supporters and sponsors - without them we simply could not put this event on and raise all important funds to keep your local Air Ambulance flying and saving lives."
Essex Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run pre-registration costs £7 per biker and £13 for a rider and pillion. (On the day prices are £10 per person and £15 for rider and pillion).
Photographs by kind permission of Essex Air Ambulance:
1) Bikers set off from Ford Dunton at last year's Motorcycle Run
2) Tom Warsop, Georgina Larkin and Becky Bird from Devitt Insurance with the Essex Air Ambulance Crew