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  1. One of the most important aspects of the National Motorcycle Museum friend’s scheme is giving its members the chance to take part in some riding activities that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Some of this unique content includes the chance for museum friend’s to ride some of the best bikes in our inventory!

    NMM Friend’s Classic Bike Tour Day

    Saturday 24th March saw six museum friends scheme members having the opportunity to ride some of the most exciting and valuable classic motorcycles from the museums inventory.

    Those taking part received an induction and “off road” training before being escorted by ex-police motorcyclists/IAM instructors around the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Riding via Henley in Arden and other local beauty spots our riders enjoyed various museum bikes including a 1939 Triumph Tiger 100 and a 1960 Triumph Bonneville T120.
    Each class of machine attracts a different “hire” fee which includes insurance cover and lunch in the museum restaurant. The next tours date we have planned is Saturday 12/05/18.

    NMM Friend’s “Ride a Classic” Day

    Saturday 31st March saw a capacity entry of 60 museum friend’s scheme members having the opportunity to ride a diverse range of classic motorcycles from the museums inventory in our first “ride a classic” day of 2018.
    The day was split into two with 30 friends pre-booked onto either morning or afternoon sessions which gave everyone the chance to sample all of the eleven machines on offer.

    Museum friend’s were treated to a host of exotic machinery including a Velocette Venom, Sunbeam Model 9, Ariel Cyclone 650cc, and even our very own “Steve McQueen/Great Escape” Triumph 650cc replica!

    In addition to their annual membership fee the day cost museum friends just £10.00 per rider to help cover insurance costs. The next “ride a classic” day we have planned is Saturday 09/06/18.

    Become a Friend Of The National Motorcycle Museum and Ride Our Bikes

    Access to the above plus many other exclusive events & benefits for an annual subscription of-
    Adults 18-65 £29.95
    Senior Citizens 65+ £27.45
    Junior 0-18 £19.95
    Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £49.95
    By Phone: Call the National Motorcycle Museum on (01675) 443311

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  2. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) is asking local bikers to step up a gear to support the charity.

    Ride4Life, two new Ride Out events, are planned to help raise vital funds for HIOWAA. Ride4Life Isle of Wight will take place on Sunday 10th June and Ride4Life Hampshire is scheduled for later in the year, on Sunday 16th September.

    It is hoped bikers will come together to enjoy the Ride Outs, taking in the best scenery Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have to offer, with routes covering forest and coastal roads.

    In 2017, 45% of incidents attended by HIOWAA were road traffic incidents. Motorcyclists make up just 1% of Britain’s total road traffic, but account for 19% of all road deaths.

    This year alone, the HIOWAA Critical Care Team have attended 49 road traffic incidents.

    Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Chief Executive and keen motorcyclist, Alex Lochrane said:

    “Our Critical Care Teams attend road traffic incidents throughout the year, many involving bikers, and this is a fantastic way for bikers to do their bit to help keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives. Our Ride4Life events promise to be a great day out for bikers and their families, as well as an opportunity for us to raise awareness for our life-saving service amongst the biking community.”

    Online registration is now open for both events at Entry is £10 per person, +£5 per pillion and each participant will receive an ‘iRide 4 HIOWAA’ wristband.

    The participant to raise the most sponsorship will win a water bottle signed by British motorcycle road racer, James Hillier, pictured with the HIOWAA Critical Care Team. 


  3. Visit them all when staying in these fab-u-lous lodges in Bath, Somerset!

    Lovely lodges for Bikers to stay in Somerset, where a warm welcome awaits from owner Chris (a Biker himself) who can assist with local routes and places to head to...

    Fabulous facilities including hot-tubs, outdoor heated swimming pool, a gym with sauna, barbeque, sun terrace and ample seating areas for you to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings.

    Set within the beautiful village of Camerton, near to the historic Roman city of Bath, luxurious self-catering holiday accommodation, ideally situated for enjoying all that Somerset and Wiltshire has to offer!

    Two lodges (sleeping 4+2) and two first floor studio apartments (sleeping 2+2), with fully equipped kitchens, welcome pack with complimentary toiletries and no hidden extras, as electricity, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.

    Purbeck Holiday Lets are within an easy ride to Longleat, Priston Mill. Wookey Hole Caves. Glastonbury and Stonehenge. Free Wi-Fi. Motorcycle washing facilities. Private parking, with CCTV and security systems

    where: Bridge Place Road, Camerton, Bath, Somerset, BA2 0PD

    Purbeck Holiday Lets, Bikers welcome, Bath, Somerset