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1000 Bikes 500 Miles

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On 26th April 2009 we hope to have a total of 1000 motorcycles riding around the north of the island. They will be setting off in groups from one of five points along the same route all starting at 8am. The bikes will be escorted by marshals from both the PNSI and Garda Siochana and will have dedicated food/rest/petrol stops along the way.

The aim of this motorcycle run is to try and raise £100,000 for the Ireland Air Ambulance through riders getting sponsorship. Sponsorship forms can be requested through the website and there is no minimum amount to raise. All participants also gain free entry to a raffle to be drawn on the day. There will be stalls set up in Bangor and hopefully roll-a-dice to win a brand new bike.

The whole journey is a grand total of 433 miles allowing for possible detours etc on the day, working out at 693 km, we'll average it out to 500. The route will follow Bangor, Balbriggan, Boyle, Ballybofey and Ballymoney. Riders are under no obligation to travel the full 500 miles, it is completely their decision.

As bikers we know how vital it is that Ireland has an Air Ambulance in place, ready to go on a minutes notice. Although the numbers of deaths on our roads continues to fall there are still too many, sadly a lot of these are motorcyclists. With an Air Ambulance available these numbers could be greatly reduced as the helicopter would be able to reach the scene within "The Golden Hour".

It will be the only service of it's kind and will cover eighteen of the counties of Ireland. There will be further services to cover the whole Island when funding becomes available. At present the Ireland Air Ambulance is funded by public and corporate donations and receives no government or lottery funding.

Your help and support will really make all the difference.
 
Further information and contact details can be found at www.1000bikes500miles.com

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