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Organisers are gearing up for this weekend's big biker event (24th April 2015)

Organisers are gearing up for this weekend's big biker event

This weekend, thousands of bikers will gather in the Midlands for one of the biggest biking events in the country. Taking place on Sunday 26 April the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival has attracted riders from across the UK as far as Aberdeen and even some international riders from the likes of Frankfurt and Illinois in the USA, all signed up to be part of the day.

With two days still to go, advance registrations are at their highest level ever, with almost 3,000 riders signed up to take part in the mass ride out from Meole Brace, Shrewsbury to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Bikers will gather at Meole Brace park and ride, Shrewsbury from 9am on Sunday and will depart en masse at 11.30am. Leading the Ride Out this year is current King of the Jungle and seven times World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty and TV Presenter Richard Hammond. Carl and Richard will be joined at the front of the Ride Out by the Emergency Bikers Flymo and Forrest and a lucky competition winner.

The Ride Out will travel along the M54 motorway and arrive at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford around 12.15pm. To ensure that bikers are kept safe and disruption to other motorists is kept to a minimum, a traffic management system is in place allowing bikers to travel en masse along the M54. Staggered closures at junctions will be in place as the Ride Out approaches and junctions will re-open again as soon as the bikers have passed.

Upon arrival at the Museum, bikers will park on the airfield at RAF Cosford and will join thousands of fellow bikers and members of the public at the Festival. Festival goers will enjoy an afternoon of entertainment including arena displays, demonstrations and activities sponsored by some of the biggest names in the biking world. A highlight for everyone attending the Festival will be a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire scheduled for 2.45pm (weather permitting).

Plus, Carl Fogarty will be taking part in a live Q&A on stage and visitors will have the chance to meet and greet the racing champ. With live performances from Good Companions, Skam, Cairo Son, FireRoad and Redline on the Planet Rock stage between 12noon and 4.00pm, the atmosphere is sure to be electric!

Entry to the Festival is free of charge with all donations on the day going towards the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Throughout the event, festival goers will have exclusive access to two of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s EC135 air ambulance helicopters and have the chance to meet the crew. The event, which is partnered with RAF Museum Cosford and the Safer Roads Partnership, aims to raise awareness of biker safety and bikers are encourage to head to the safety zone on the day to find out more.

So, if you're a biker and you’re not already registered, why not be a part of this fun charity Ride Out and sign up today, with places limited to 3,500 on the ride out, sign up now to avoid disappointment! Bikers wishing to participate in the Ride Out must have a full licence as the route to the Museum will travel along the M54 motorway. The festival will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm and visitors of all ages, not just bikers are encouraged to come along. For more information on Bike4Life Festival or to register for the Ride Out please visit £5 per bike and spaces are limited.

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