Plymouth Mega-Ride - Sunday 14th August
The Plymouth Mega-Ride 2011 on Sunday 14th August
04 August 2011 09:24
Members of the Plymouth Motorcycle Club ran the very first Mega-Ride 17 years ago when approximately 400 bikers turned up, the following year numbers doubled to over 800. Each year since the numbers attending have continued to increase until the Plymouth Mega-Ride has become the largest motorcycle charity ride-out in the UK. In 2010 an estimated 8,000 bikers took part.
Those taking part are asked for a £3 charity donation at Lee Mill and this year the total amount donated will be split between two charities: Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer and the Starlight Foundation for Childen.
Participants can assemble at Lee Mill, the starting point, from 9am where refreshments and toilet facilities are available. The ride begins at 12 noon and the route is from Lee Mill eastward on the A38 to Marley Head, around the flyover and back to Plymouth where riders assemble on The Hoe, made available by kind permission of Plymouth City Council. The ride is lead by a Police escort and the speed kept to 50mph or below, allowing all types and sizes of motorcycle to safely participate.
When the riders arrive at Plymouth Hoe, which has a spacious parade ground and grassy banks overlooking the waters of Plymouth Sound, they will be greeted by an array of trade stalls, food stands, live music and members of the public eager to talk bikes.
For more information visit www.plymouthmegaride.co.uk