ABF The Soldiers’ Charity North West Motorcycle Ride 2022

SUNDAY 22nd May 2022

ABF The Soldiers' Charity Motorcycle Ride 2022

We are delighted to announce the charitys first Motorcycle Ride Out in the North West, taking place on Sunday 22nd May 2022!

The Charity are also excited to announce that 23 time TT winner John McGuinness will also be making a guest appearance at the event. John who has his own exhibit dedicated to him and his TT achievements within the museum, will be doing a meet and greet on the day with those taking part

There is nothing quite like the sight and sound of a big motorcycle group ride. Whether you are an experienced group rider or this is your first group ride experience, this is the event for you! The event is open to all motorcycle owners.   

Why not join us on this ride out on some great roads in a beautiful part of the country, South Lakeland, and support the Army’s National Charity at the same time.

By kind permission of The Lakeland Motor Museum, our charity motorcycle ride will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2022. The group ride will take the form of a 40 – 50 mile loop starting and finishing at The Lakeland Motor Museum, Old Blue Mill, Ulverston.

Enquiries: northwest@soldierscharity.org 

 

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Registration

The event is open to all motorcycle owners (all makes, models and types)… come and join us!

ABF The Soldiers' Charity Motorcycle Ride

Costs

Early Bird Offer (limited availability): The first 200 riders to register for the event will have a pre-packed, take away bacon or egg roll and complimentary tea/coffee provided via a self-service station thrown in for their entry price!

Single Rider: £25

Rider with Pillion Passenger: £35

What’s Included

Each registration comes with:

  • Entry to the ride out
  • Access to the meeting point
  • Registration Pack
  • The Early Birds (first 200): Also include a takeaway, pre-packed bacon or egg roll and complimentary tea/coffee provided via a self-service station.

What we will send you when you register

  • Further ride information
  • Registration Pack
  • The Early Birds (first 200): Will also receive an additional item needed to obtain their bacon or egg roll.

Once registered you will receive a receipt/confirmation email.

Registration packs will be sent out in April 2022.

A final information email will be sent out 1 week before the event.

Refunds/COVID-19

In these uncertain times we are planning to go ahead with this event. We will monitor the situation carefully in case we are required to change dates, alter the itinerary or cancel the event.

We realise that it may be hard to commit to registering for an event at this time due to so many events being cancelled because of the pandemic but we will endeavour to ensure the motorcycle ride goes ahead in the safest way possible.

Please be aware that all money except the Enthuse registration fee goes directly to the charity. If the event is unable to take place due to COVID19 we will contact you to offer a refund (please note: the registration fees are non-refundable) or perhaps you may consider donating your registration fee to the charity.  

If the event goes ahead and you are no longer able to take part please be aware that we are only able to review refund requests on a case by case basis. Please contact: northwest@soldierscharity.org should you have any questions.

Terms and Conditions

The ride-out will be approximately 40 – 50 miles long, in a circular route that starts and finishes at The Lakeland Motor Museum, The old Mill, Ulverston.

The ride-out will be lead by a Ride Leader wearing a high visibility vest and will be followed by a Tail End Charlie, who will also be wearing a high visibility vest. Each road junction where a change of direction is required will be signposted with fluorescent yellow signs and ride marshals will be stationed at some of the road junctions.

There is nothing like the sight and sound of a big motorcycle group ride. Whether you are an experienced group rider, or whether this is your first experience of riding in a group, we want to ensure that you enjoy the ride and arrive back safely, so please follow the advice given below:

  • Ensure you and your bike are road legal for you to ride on the day. Ensure your bike is well maintained.
  • Ensure you have sufficient fuel to complete the group ride.
  • Normal traffic rules and conditions apply. The roads are open to other traffic, so follow all normal riding rules.
  • Be prepared for a leisurely ride. Think of the group ride as being like a procession that you are an important part of.
  • Maintain a safe distance from other riders and other vehicles at all times.
  • Do not panic if you become separated from other riders in the group. Follow the fluorescent yellow signs at the road junctions, and directions provided by the route marshals until you can safely re-join the group. Do not speed or carry out any unsafe actions to try and catch up.
  • Do not overtake other riders in the group. Maintain your position.
  • Overtake other road users only if it is necessary, and safe to do so.
  • On wider sections of road, and where traffic conditions allow, ride in a slightly compressed staggered formation, but under no circumstances get too close to other riders, and never overlap wheels with the rider in front.
  • Indicate early. Using your indicators will inform the following riders in the group.
  •  If you experience a problem, pull safely over to the side of the road. The Tail End Charlie rider will pull in and advise you on what to do.

      Pillion Passengers:

  • Rule 85 The Highway Code – You MUST NOT carry more than one pillion passenger who MUST sit astride the machine on a proper seat. They should face forward with both feet on the footrests. You MUST NOT carry a pillion passenger unless your motorcycle is designed to do so. Provisional licence holders MUST NOT carry a pillion passenger.
  • The motorbike must be equipped with suitable supports or rests for the feet of the pillion passenger
  • Pillion passengers must be capable of sitting astride a proper seat securely fixed to the motorcycle
  • A pillion passenger must wear a suitably constructed safety helmet
  • The decision to carry a passenger remains with the rider, who is legally responsible for ensuring that the passenger is safely supported.

 Age Restrictions:

  • There are no age restrictions relating to the pillion passengers (see pillion passengers).
  • Riders are to be 18 years + – Due to the route taken, certain types of motorcycles would be restricted on the roads used.

ABF The Soldiers' Charity Motorcycle Ride

Refunds/COVID-19

In these uncertain times we are planning to go ahead with this event. We will monitor the situation carefully in case we are required to change dates, alter the itinerary or cancel the event.

We realise that it may be hard to commit to registering for an event at this time due to so many events being cancelled because of the pandemic but we will endeavor to ensure the motorcycle ride goes ahead in the safest way possible as it did in 2021.

Please be aware that all money except the Enthuse registration fee goes directly to the charity. If the event is unable to take place due to COVID19 we will contact you to offer a refund (please note: the registration fees are non-refundable) or perhaps you may consider donating your registration fee to the charity.  

If the event goes ahead and you are no longer able to take part please be aware that we are only able to review refund requests on a case by case basis. Please contact: northwest@soldierscharity.org should you have any questions.

Fundraising

Online Fundraising

There is no obligation to fundraise while taking part in this event however, if you would like to raise some extra funds for the charity, the easiest way to do this by setting up a JustGiving page that you can share with friends and family. Create your page here.

ABF The Soldiers' Charity Motorcycle Ride

Sponsorship Forms

If you would like to fundraise using sponsorship forms please download:

 

On The Day

1030am

  • Arrival from 10.30am: Riders will be directed to parking by event marshals.
  • Check in:  Make yourself known to registration staff at the check in stand, where you will be checked in.
  • Before the ride: Mingling, socialising and limited entrance to The Lakeland Motor Museum.
  • Participants will have the opportunity for a meet and greet with 23 time TT winner John McGuinness
  • Complimentary tea/coffee will be available to all riders.

1pm – Ride Out Begins

ABF The Soldiers' Charity Motorcycle Ride

The ride out will be approximately 40 – 50 miles long, in a circular route that starts and finishes at The Lakeland Motor Museum, Ulverston. The ride out will be lead by a Ride Leader wearing a high visibility vest, and will be followed by a Tail End Charlie, who will also be wearing a high visibility vest.

At each road junction where a change of direction is required, it will be signposted with fluorescent signs, and ride marshals will be stationed at some of the road junctions.

Be prepared for a leisurely ride. Think of the group ride as being like a procession that you are an important part of.

2PM

Riders begin to return: Time to socialise and catch up with friends, visit the museum and café.

Complimentary tea/coffee provided for all riders at the self-service stand.

4PM

The event ends at 4pm. All riders depart Lakeland Motor Museum for home.

MUSEUM TOURS

The Lakeland Motor Museum will be offering their self guided museum tour on the day of the event. If you would like to book a ticket or find out more information please visit their website.

The Route

The ride out will be approximately 40 – 50 miles long, in a circular route that starts and finishes at Lakeland Motor Museum, Ulverston. We will not be releasing the route to riders until the day of the event.

The ride out will be led by a Ride Leader wearing a high visibility vest, and will be followed by a Tail End Charlie, who will also be wearing a high visibility vest.

At each road junction where a change of direction is required, it will be signposted with fluorescent yellow signs, and ride marshals will be stationed at some of the road junctions.

Full Information Email: One week before the event, all registered riders will receive an email with full information on how the day will run.

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Supporters

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s Motorcycle

Ride would not be possible without the amazing support we have received from:

Explore the fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits that trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century – cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobilia.

Much more than just a motor museum, the local history and period shopping displays, authentic recreations and picturesque riverside cafe make it a great day out for the whole family.

 

John Warren McGuinness MBE  is a well known specialist Isle of Man TT professional solo motorcycle rider with 23 wins.

He has had a long association with Honda machines having factory support in road races like the Isle of Man TT, the North West 200 and the Macau Grand Prix, and also on the short tracks in the British Superstock and Supersport series.