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Wootton Bassett Charity Ride on Mothers Day

Started by Versysrider, January 28, 2010, 01:09:00 PM

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Hope you guys don't mind, but some of us from Devon are going up to this event and thought we would give them a plug, please if you would like to attend, follow the links and register. Registration closes on 15th Feb and currently stamds at nearly 5000...Lets see lots of "Bullets" shining at Lyneham!

Bikers To Honour Afghan Heroes On Mothers Day            Thousands of bikers from throughout thecountry are planning a spectacular mass ride through Wootton Bassett inWiltshire on Mother's Day to honour the people of Wootton Bassett andthe soldiers who have lost their lives in Afghanistan.

Theyare expected to ride through the Wiltshire town on Sunday March 14 andthen gather on the runway at RAF Lyneham. They will there hand overfunds raised for the Afghan Heroes charity – set up last September by agroup of mother's who lost their sons in Afghanistan.
The idea came from 18-year-old biker Elizabeth Stevens, who planneda ride with just a few friends, but has now had pledges frommotorcycling groups throughout the country that they want to take partin the ride.
The bikers will descend on Wiltshire from throughout the UK andgather at the Leigh Delamere services on the M4 (Junction 17 –eastbound) before the mass ride through Wootton Bassett to RAF Lynehamat 12 noon where the fallen were repatriated into the UK.
Each rider will pay £5 (on the day) and receive a specialcommemorative Afghan Heroes wristband, which will be their entry passto the RAF base.
All proceeds raised from the ride will go to the Afghan Heroescharity, which helps our service personnel in theatre, families of thefallen and our returning troops.
Denise Harris, whose son Corporal Lee Scott, aged 26, lost his life in an explosion last July, said: "Tohave so many people thinking of us on Mother's Day is just astonishingand overwhelming and it will be very emotional to see so many bikersshowing their support to the people of Wootton Bassett and for our boysand Girls.
"I believe everyone at the RAF base is also pleased that so many peoplewant to pay their respects to the fallen and to Wootton Bassett foreverything they have done, and with people saying they will ride fromNorth Wales, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the South East they decided toopen the gates so that the bikers had somewhere to gather. We will beproud to accept the funds raised at the air base."

Classical singer Tim Pitman will sing the specially composed song"Fields of Green" which he recorded to raise funds for Afghan Heroes atthe RAF Lyneham gathering.A Facebook Group called "Bike Run in support of Wootton Bassett: Sunday 14th March 2010"has been set up by the organisers Elizabeth Stevens, Daniel Forder andJulia Stevenson. to co-ordinate the event. All bikers who wish to takepart and enter the RAF base are asked to register by going to by 15th February for security reasons.
RAF Lyneham cannot take any responsibility for Bikes, Bikers or accidents while on the base


Sounds like a very good cause... good luck with the ride, big thumbs up  :D