The weather is pretty poor here in the West Midlands at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity HQ. Who is hoping for some bike friendly weather this weekend?
Former England Rugby Captain and 2003 World Cup Winner Mike Tindall MBE, will swap his rugby boots for a helmet and two wheels when he officially leads out a convoy of 3,500 motorbikes on the annual Bike4Life Ride Out.
The Ride Out which takes place on Sunday 22nd April, is the largest motorbike gathering in the country and sees thousands of bikers take to the road in a huge convoy on a 23-mile ride from Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford, home of the Bike4Life Festival.
The annual event sees the biking community get together to do their bit in raising valuable funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which Mike has been an ambassador for, for the last five years.
Mike will lead out the 3,500 strong crowd with former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty, and former British Superbike champion and Moto GP presenter, Steve Parrish.
Mike Tindall MBE, who rides a Harley Davidson Soft Tail Break Out, said:
"I am delighted to not only support this years Bike4Life event again, but to also lead out the 3,500 bikers which is a huge honour alongside Foggie (Carl Fogarty) and Parish (Steve Parrish) . This is the one time in the year when the biking community gets together to pay its thanks for the lifesaving work of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.”
"Being on a motorbike you are far more vulnerable than someone in a car who has much greater degree of protection. As a biker you are also constantly exposed to hazards on the roads and much more serious injuries in the event of a collision. Speed and emergency lifesaving care are critical in these situations to saving bikers lives. As a biker myself I fully support the lifesaving work of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the Bike4Life event, it’s important for all of us in the biking community to come together and support such a great cause.”
Secure your place in the Ride Out here.