It's the moment you have all been waiting for, the launch of the Bike4Life competition! Two lucky winners and their pillions will lead the Ride Out ahead of 3,500 bikes from Meole…
The UK's most successful freestyle motor cross rider Jamie Squibb is to perform a death-defying routine at the Bike4Life Festival on Sunday 30th April, to help support Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Jamie joins a host of biking talent already announced for the event including Irish singer/songwriter Shane Lynch former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty, motorcycle and truck racing legend, Steve Parrish and adventure motorcyclist and author Nick Sanders. 3,500 bikers are expected to attend on the annual 23 mile Ride Out to RAF Cosford and over 10,000 attending the Festival where Jamie will perform.
Jamie Squibb is one of the UK's top FMX riders. A three time British champion, he performs radical airborne motorcycle aerobatics and ground-based stunts. He is the only British FMX rider in Nitro Circus - an extreme sports show featuring jaw-dropping feats and choreographed riding routines. He is also one of the top stars on the Arenacross tours across the UK.
The Bike4Life Festival sees Jamie return from his international tour to bring some amazing FMX action to the event. Expect big whips, front flips, back flips and lots of airborne tricks.
Dubbed the Squibinator, Jamie is no stranger to nasty biking injuries and fully backs the Bike 4 Life safety campaign. Jamie wears specialist body-protection including knee braces and hi-tech boots as well as a protective motocross helmet to guard against possible head injuries.
'Bike4Life is a great event in terms of raising awareness of biker safety. Ok, so what I do is very dangerous, but highly skillful, that’s part of what makes it fun and exciting to watch! But what you don't realise is the steps I go to keep myself safe - I have to it's my career!! The dangers for bikers out on the road are also extreme...Injuries to motorcyclists are out of proportion to their presence on our roads. The issues of protection and safety are just as critical to bikers on roads as they are to me.
The biking community as a whole is indebted to the Air Ambulances and we should respect and appreciate how incredibly valuable this life saving service is. Freestyle motocross and biking in general is unquestionably dangerous.... I know so many bikers who have been saved or helped by rapid lifesaving service.'
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, the organisers of Bike4Life, are urging bikers to pre-book their Ride Out place online at www.bike4lifefest.com as the Ride Out is limited to 3,500 bikes the authorities.
Now in its seventh year, Bike4Life is the biking event to kick-start the motorcycle season. The annual event has raised over £200,000 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity since its started, attracting bikers to the Ride Out and Festival from all across the UK.
Bike4Life will take place at the RAF Museum at Cosford and is preceded by the Bike4Life Ride Out. The ride out will start at 11.30am on Sunday 30th April from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury with the 3,500 bikers led by Shane, Carl and Steve expected to take to the roads in convoy before arriving at RAF Cosford where the festival will be under way.
Bike4Life is run in collaboration with Safer Roads Partnership and West Mercia Police who work tirelessly to promote road safety and to help reduce the number of road traffic collisions across West Mercia. The Central Motorway Police Group, Highways England, West Mercia Police, Shropshire County Council and RAF Cosford support the event.
To register and join the Bike4Life 2017 Ride Out please visit www.bike4lifefest.com. The event costs £10 to register for the ride out (with pillion) including entry to the festival, Entry to the festival is just £5, under 16’s go free, with all proceeds raised going to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
With arena displays, stalls and exhibitions, biker tutorials, a Dakota fly-past, Air Ambulance helicopter, live music, the chance to meet Shane Lynch, Carl Forgarty and Jamie Squibb’s amazing stunt routine this event is going to be thrilling.