Ride to Save Lives 2017
Join our Charity motorbike ride-out and help to save lives
We are gearing up for our second annual Ride to Save Lives in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire
Following last year’s successful ride-out, this year’s event, on September 24, is set to be bigger and better, giving more riders the chance to take part and help save lives in the process.
Each year the largest category of incidents that our Ambucopter is dispatched to are road traffic collisions, with many involving bikes. Despite accounting for just 2% of traffic on UK roads, motorcyclists are the most vulnerable road users, accounting for 20% of all road deaths.
Fundraising Manager Emma Thorpe, explains: “This year we need to raise £2.5million to support our life-saving Ambucopter which is dispatched to around 1,000 of the most serious 999 calls in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire every single year. As a Charity, we rely on donations from the public and our annual Ride to Save Lives is just one of the ways in which people can help to support their local Air Ambulance.”
There will be two fully marshalled routes in this year’s event, the Nottinghamshire route will be just over 56 miles and the Lincolnshire route 65 miles. Both routes will start and finish at Newark Showground and for a one off £10 entry fee per bike, riders can ride one or both routes.
The morning route will start at 10.30am and the afternoon route at 1.30pm. There are 500 places available with registration taking place online now! To register click on the link below. Bikes must be 125cc to enter and must be road legal.
All money raised from this event will go directly to the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance to ensure it can continue to save lives 365 days of the year.