Why has Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival 2020 been postponed until 2021?

The decision was made for a number of reasons, including the fact Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has been unable to source suitable new dates in 2020 with all of third party stakeholders as the event requires significant collaboration with the RAF, Highways England, the Police, local council and a number of smaller organisations.
In addition, the current state of the economy means the charity is unsure if exhibitors and traders would be able to attend the event, and therefore the event may not raise sufficient funds to support the vitally-important pre-hospital service.
This will come as disappointing news, and the charity hopes to reassure you that it is in the process of sourcing new dates for the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival for 2021, which is the charity’s 30th anniversary year. This date will be first released to those who bought tickets for 2020, as soon as confirmed.

How do I donate my ticket cost to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity?

You should be now have received an email about your options. If you would like to kindly donate your ticket cost to the charity, you don’t need to do anything else now. We appreciate your support during these difficult times, and thank you for helping to make the next mission possible.

I would like a refund for my ticket(s), how do I get that?

It is appreciated not everyone is able to donate their cost of the ticket to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. You should have received an email detailing how you apply for the refund. Please note you have 28 days from the day you received the email to apply for the refund. After this point, the ticket cost will be donated to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Is Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival 2020 going ahead?

At present, the original date for the Bik4Life Ride Out (Sunday 26th April 2020) has had to be postponed due to Government advice and the current lockdown situation. A new date is being sourced, and will be circulated as soon as possible. 

What if I can’t make the new date?

We appreciate not everyone will be able to make the new date. If you’re unable to attend when the new date is selected, you can either ask for a refund through The Ticket Factory, or as some have offered, kindly donate the entry fee to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to enable the service to continue it’s vitally-important work during this very difficult time.

When will we know the new date?

As there are many parties involved with organising the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival, including the Police, Highways England, and the RAF, we are working to find a date that is preferred by all parties. As soon as that date has been selected, we will add it to this website, the Bike4LifeFest Facebook page and Twitter feed, and email those who have already bought tickets..

When can I book my place for the Ride Out?

Once we have the new date, we will post it on this website and our Bike4Life social media channels.

What does my ticket cover?

A £10 registration fee will secure a place for you and your bike to take part in the Ride Out, and entry to the Bike4Life Festival at RAF Cosford. A Pillion is £10 including entry to the Festival. Please do not turn up to the Ride Out without a ticket.

Can I just visit the Festival?

Yes, you can purchase tickets on the day for the Festival at RAF Cosford, for £5 per person. Children aged 16 and under can attend for free. The Festival takes place 10am - 4pm.

Is there parking at the Festival?

Yes, bike, car and disabled parking will be available. Bike parking is free, whilst car parking is £3 per car.

Disabled parking is available for blue badge holders only.

Are refreshments available at the Ride Out and Festival?

There will be various stands offering food and drink at both the start point (Meole Brace) and RAF Cosford.

As a spectator where can I view the Ride Out from?

You can watch the start of the Ride Out at Meole Brace from 11am, or view from various bridges along the route on the M54. You can also see the Ride Out arriving at RAF Cosford from 11.45am. See the map on the homepage for further info.

What vehicles can take part in the Ride Out?

Motorway regulations apply, so learners are not able to take part. Riders must hold a full UK biker license. No cars or push bikes.

Can I register more than one bike?

Yes. Each ticket purchased covers one rider, so purchase as many tickets as you require for your group.

Do I have to pre-book or can I just turn up on the day?

The Ride Out is pre-booking only.

Where does the Ride Out start?

At Meole Brace Park and Ride in Shrewsbury, SY3 9NB.

What time does the Ride Out leave Meole Brace?

The Ride Out leaves at 11.00am, and it’s recommended you arrive at Meole Brace no later than 10am. Registration will open from 8am.

Where does the Ride Out end?

At RAF Cosford in Shropshire for the Bike4Life Festival, WV7 3EY.

You will be entertained by live bands and biker demonstrations. There will be biker themed stalls and exhibitions to see as well as a range of refreshment stands and entertainment for young children.

Can I bring my dog?

You may bring your dog as long as they are kept on a lead at all times and any waste is cleaned up.

Is it family friendly?

The Bike4Life Festival is a family friendly event with entertainment for everyone. The charity will have a children's zone with its helicopter bouncy castle and decommissioned helicopter pod, and there will be live biker demonstrations.

How many people are expected on the Ride Out?

Approximately 3,500 bikes take part in the Ride Out. 

Are there toilet facilities?

Yes at both Meole Brace and RAF Cosford.

Can I smoke at the Festival?

There will be designated smoking areas. Please stick to these areas and dispose of any litter as the charity has to clear any debris from the airfield after the event.

How can I donate to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity?

All proceeds from Bike4Life go directly to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, so your registration fee will help to fund our lifesaving service. Further donations are welcome on the day, and you can donate online here.

How can I purchase Bike4Life merchandise?

You can purchase merchandise at the event or online here

What is the refund policy?

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Bike4Life has a No Refund Policy. While the charity hopes the sun will shine for Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival, if there is bad weather, don't worry the Ride Out and Festival will still go ahead. Refunds will not be paid based on weather conditions, or if riders/pillions cannot make the day. This is a charity event and ticket sales will directly support the work of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

What if I have questions about my order?

Visit Ticket Factory here: trackorder

And for general enquiries you can  contact Ticket Factory here:  

New date to be announced soon