Ride for Life 2012

Storm troopers at the Shropshire Motorcycle Outreach van

The Shropshire Motorcycle Road Safety Group, of which Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is a partner, attended the Ride 4 Life event at the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford on Sunday April 1st.

Almost 1,000 bikers from across the Midlands took part in the Bike 4 Life Easter Egg Run in aid of two local charities. Raising money for the Midlands Air Ambulance and Royal Air Force Museum, bikers traveled en- mass from Shrewsbury Meole Brace car park and rode along the M54 to Cosford. The day was a huge success which raised over £5,000 for charity.

The Shropshire Motorcycle Outreach van, staffed by The Fire Service, Police Officers and the Safer Roads Partnership, was there to promote road safety by meeting bikers and engaging with them through discussion and also to publicise its own upcoming bike show Shropshire Bike Fest which takes place on 24th June.

Vicki Bristow, Communications Manager for the Safer Roads Partnership said,

"It was great to meet and talk to so many riders and was very encouraging that there was such an interest in the subsidised Take Control training and the BikeFest event on 24th June in Shrewsbury, we look forward to seeing lots of the people we spoke to there."

10th April, 2012