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Riders for Health’s BMF ride-in route announced

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Off-road biking legend, Patsy Quick, will lead a mass motorcycle ride on Saturday 18th May to the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) Show at Peterborough Arena to support Riders for Health.   

Meeting at the Super Sausage Café on the A5 near Towcester from 8am for registration and breakfast, the ride-in will leave at 9.30am taking a scenic, cross-country route to the Peterborough Arena (formerly the East of England Showground) arriving at the BMF Show for 11am. 

The ride-in will be led by Patsy Quick, the first British woman to complete the legendary Dakar Rally. Prior to her achievement in the famous desert endurance race, Patsy was both British and European Women’s Enduro Champion. Now Patsy is supporting Riders for Health to help mobilise health workers in Africa with reliable motorcycles so that they can reach remote communities with lifesaving health care. 

Spaces are limited so participation on the ride-in will be decided on a first come, first served basis and a £5 donation to Riders for Health will be encouraged. Everyone taking part will need to be registered and given a Riders for Health bib to wear. 

The ride-in route will cover approximately 50 miles passing through picturesque towns and villages such as Castlethorpe, Olney, Bozeat, Rushden, Thrapston and Oundle. On arrival at the BMF Show, the group will have a photo opportunity with Patsy, before being directed to the bike parking area.

Riders for Health have teamed up with the BMF in the hope of introducing many more people to the charities’ lifesaving work.

The BMF Show in May is Europe’s largest outdoor motorcycle show, with over 40,000 people expected to attend over the weekend. Riders will have a stand in the new Adventure and Overland Touring area with their off-road fundraising ride to Zambia, Experience Africa.

For your chance to win a free place on this once-in-a-lifetime motorcycle adventure, visit Riders for Health’s stand to buy a ticket for just £1. 

Riders for Health is the official charity of the Fédération Internationale de Motorcyclisme (FIM) and MotoGP. The organisation provides health workers in Africa with reliable vehicles, enabling them to deliver vital health care to isolated communities on a regular basis. Riders also teaches health workers to ride safely in the difficult terrain and local men and women are trained to maintain the vehicles so that they never break down.

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