RAF Shawbury promise a charity track weekend for the whole family

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RAF Shawbury is hosting a charity track weekend between July 15 and 16, with the majority of the proceeds going to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Now in its fifth year, the event sees the Shropshire airbase transform into a 3.4-mile circuit capable of accommodating 180 riders across three different groups.

Spectators are also permitted at the track and caterers will be on hand to serve breakfast for around £2 in the morning.


From 11.30am onwards, there will also be an all-you-can-eat barbeque – open until the final session of the day and costing just £7 a head.

There will also be a bouncy castle, as well as an ice cream vendor to help keep children entertained.

Chris Phipps, 38, is a helicopter flying instructor at the airfield and is the organiser of this year’s event. Speaking with MCN, Chris said: “I was asked to organise this year’s event because I am mad on bike racing.

“My son, Adam Phipps, has been racing since he was six-years-old and competed in the KTM RC Cup last year, alongside the British Superbike Championship.”

Prices for the event are £90 for a day or £150 for the weekend. Riders are not permitted to stay on site over the weekend, however a variety of accommodation is available nearby.

Slots are still open across the groups and details surrounding registration can be found on their website. (www.shawburyriderday.co.uk – in case you want to embed it)

For a little taster of the action, why not watch the video below?

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Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

Senior Writer (motorcycling), sportsbike nut, currently riding a FireBlade