The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has launched its annual Ride Out event, Ride4GWAAC, which is set to take place on Sunday 15th July.
The event will see hundreds of motorbike riders converge on St Mary’s Old Boys RFC, in Bradley Stoke.
The ride, which follows a new route this year, will see bikers travelling around Bristol, and finishing back at the rugby club for a fun-packed festival suitable for all the family.
As well as raising vital funds for the charity, the annual event aims to promote road safety among the biker community and motorists on the road.
Claire Harmer, Volunteer and Events Coordinator for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity said: “Ride4GWAAC is a great opportunity for bikers and their families from across the region to get together, raise money for the charity, and help us to promote the importance of road safety.
“Last year was a fantastic day and we had over 350 riders and their pillions take part. This year is set to be even bigger!
“Our crew of Critical Care Doctors and Paramedics are called to 5 incidents on average each day, and we need to raise £3 million each year to stay operational.
“We’re entirely charity funded, and this year is our 10th birthday, making support from the community even more vital than ever.”
Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) provide a critical care and air ambulance service for 2.1 million people across the counties of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and parts of Wiltshire.
Their specialist doctors and paramedics are highly trained in Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, attending the most critical incidents across the region by helicopter or by one of their two critical care cars.
When someone is seriously ill or injured time is of the essence, and so GWAAC bring the skills and equipment of an A & E straight to the incident.
Ride4GWAAC is a great way for everyone to get involved and support the charity. Early bird tickets are on sale until 28th February from www.ride4gwaac.com.
Bikers are expected back to the rugby club around midday, when there will be an afternoon of activities for all the family including stunt riders, live music, a fly-in from the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity helicopter, and plenty of tasty food and drink.
Tickets for the Ride Out can be purchased from the charity’s website, and entry into the festival is free for riders, their pillions and members of the public.
For more information visit www.ride4gwaac.com.