Ride out for air ambulance

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The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) is calling on motorcyclists to help them raise vital funds.

The charity is organising an Air Ambulance Rescue Ride Out event on Sunday, August 18, and is asking motorcyclists to join them.

Northamptonshire-based motorcyclists will start their convoy from Triumph Motorcycles in Wellingborough, who are one of the sponsors of the event, and will then follow a police approved route to the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.

Fundraising co-ordinator for the Northamptonshire area of WNAA, Stuart Wilkins, said: “This is a fantastic event for motorcycle enthusiasts across the country to get involved in. Not only do they get to ride in convoy to the renowned Brackley Motorcycle Festival, they’ll also be helping to raise money for our vital cause.

“Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding so by signing up to join in the Ride Out, at just £10 each, riders really will be helping to make a difference to people’s lives – last year we flew to almost 1,000 rescue missions, including 102 motorbike incidents.”

Riders can sign up on www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/rideout or by phoning 08454 130 999.

More information about the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling can be found at www.bfomc.org.uk