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Ride-outs to look out for in the summer of 2014
The sun is shining and the skies are blue – what better time to ride out into the countryside than the summertime? We’ve rounded up some of the best ride-outs to look out for this summer for making the most of those longer (warm?) days.
Date: 7th June 2014
Location: 88-92 Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0GS
This fantastic ride-out is among the very best that Manchester has to offer, setting off from Henshaws Manchester, in Old Trafford, and biking through to the Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre, Knaresborough. It’s a mostly non-motorway route, so make sure you’re up for the challenge! Make it all the way to the end and you can claim your Sausage Sandwich at the Arts and Crafts Centre. Yum!
As always, it’s for a good cause, in support of Henshaws Society for Blind People. Henshaws provides opportunities for people with disabilities by providing them with work training and experience to help them reach their full potential. So any form of sponsorship that you can get for your ride-out will be much appreciated!
Date: 27th – 29th June 2014
Location: Dent, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
An absolute must if you ride a Triumph, this fantastic meet-up and ride out attracts Triumph enthusiasts and riders from all over the UK. Meeting at Devil’s Bridge (Kirby Lonsdale) at 2pm on the Friday, this year’s ride out is the Hartside Café via Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District – perfect for summer scenery.
This meet-up also coincides with the Music and Beer Festival held at Dent! With Real Ale supplied by the Dent Brewery and a delicious barbecue on the Saturday after the ride out, it’s not to be missed. What could be better?
Date: 22nd June 2014
Location: Star Inn, Vogue, St Day Redruth, Cornwall
Now in its second year, this run aims to raise much-needed funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
With refreshments before and after the ride-out as well as a live band to provide entertainment, it’s all set to be a great day out. Gathering at 9.30am for a 10.30am start, there’s plenty of opportunity to mingle with other bike lovers and even enter the raffle for your chance to win, among other prizes, a set of Pirelli tyres or a leather racer jacket.
Date: 13th July 2014
In order to support the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and beginning in North Devon, this ride-out takes you along the coast from Tiverton to Teignmouth, offering stunning views of Devon’s stunning countryside. Make sure you’re a keen motorcyclist, as this ride-out starts at 10.00am and doesn’t finish until 4.00pm and ventures across 76 miles.
If you pre-register, you can even pick up a free limited edition events T-shirt, or you can buy one on the day itself.
Date: 13th July 2014
This noble cause remembers the bikers lost on our roads. It began in May 2013 as a way of remembering the many bikers in Essex who lost their lives along the route. Now in its second year, Ride for the Fallen aims to be an annual event, with proceeds going to the Essex Air Ambulance.
This year’s event will finish up at Maldon Promanade Park with a bike show and family fun day – a great way to support the families of lost bikers and cherish their memories.
Whichever ride-out you choose (maybe you’ll attend them all!) you’re guaranteed a fantastic day out with stunning countryside, fascinating routes and a terrific atmosphere alongside fellow bikers.