Ride with GP stars at Gary Routledge Ride and Show
25 May 2012 17:12
Motorcycle Grand Prix legends Randy Mamola and Niall Mackenzie will be at the 2012 Gary Routledge Ride & Show on May 4 at the Dyke Neuk pub in Meldon, Northumberland.
Mamola will beriding a new Ducati 1199 Panigale, while Mackenzie will be onboard a naked Fireblade. Joining them will be Tech 3 Moto2 rider Bradley Smith on a Yamaha RD400C and Taylor Mackenzie on a Suzuki X7.
What began in 2008 as a few bikers riding in memory of an old friend, has grown into the popular event it is today - with 200 riders expected.
As in previous years the run will commence with tea and bacon sandwiches at 10am. This year there will also be an alternative start point at Newcastle Motorcycles on Scotswood Road.
Both groups will leave around 10:30am to head up the coast to Bamburgh for the tea stop, beneath the imposing ramparts of the mediaeval castle one of the finest in Britain.
For the return leg of the 90 mile trip the riders will head from Bamburgh to Wooler in the foothills of the Cheviots, before the final run through the fabulous sweeping bends of the A697 to the bike show at Burgham Park for the Bike Show which will start at 1pm.
This part of the journey gives the classics a chance to get past the modern machines that have been holding them up!
As well as the opportunity of enjoying our wonderful Northumbrian roads the professional riders will be taking part in the show where they will help with the judging, the charity auction and raffle.
This year we are aiming to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance and also for the motorcycle charity Riders for Health, of which 13 times GP winner Randy Mamola was a founding member.