Motorcyclists turn out to support Devon Air Ambulance’s annual Motorcycle Ride Out
Sunday 12th July saw Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s (DAAT) 10th annual Motorcycle Ride Out. Despite inclement weather 800 bikers took part.
A route of approximately 90 miles took the bikers from Trago Mills in Newton Abbot, via Moretonhampstead, across Dartmoor taking in Two Bridges, to Exeter and then their final destination of The Den in Teignmouth.
Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “Thanks to all of our supportive bikers who came along despite the weather not being at its best. It never fails to astound us the sight of all of the bikers arriving.
“We would like to thank our sponsors Motor Cycle Warehouse of Kingsteignton who have been great. We are delighted to have also been supported by Trago Mills, Gregory Distribution and Veitch Penny.”
“This event wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors, supporters, volunteers, marshals, bands, stall holders and everyone who takes part and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all on behalf of the Charity. Without such fantastic community involvement we couldn’t keep both Air Ambulances flying.”
Dawlish Biker wins ‘Best in Show’
Committed motorbike enthusiast, Kerry Dunn, was delighted when his Harley Davidson Breakout (Stage 1) won ‘Best in Show” at this year’s Devon Air Ambulance Trust Motorcycle Ride Out. Attracting admiring glances and much appreciation from fellow participants and visitors alike, Kerry let us in to a little secret. “I loved the ride this year, but my bike was pretty grubby by the time we came into the final stretch. So I popped home, just along in Dawlish, to give her a bit of a wash, before heading back to the finish at Teignmouth.” Kerry’s efforts definitely paid off, as his gleaming machine won him the Best in Show trophy, awarded by Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Kyra and Pippa from Motor Cycle Warehouse.
Crediton Biker wins ‘Best Custom Bike’
Lord of the Rings fans will all appreciate the amazing artwork on the Kawasaki ZZR 1400 that attended this year’s Motorcycle Ride Out in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). The judges were so impressed that owner, Gerald Harry, was awarded Best Custom bike at the event. Gerald, who lives in Crediton, has taken part in the charity bike ride for the last nine years and was delighted to win a category this year. He was presented with his award by Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director for DAAT.
North Devon family wins ‘Best xBike’
A family from Holsworthy were delighted to learn that their Kawasaki Z1000 motorbike and side car had won a trophy at this year’s Motorcycle Ride Out in aid of Devon Air Ambulance (DAAT). Trevor Griffiths and Alison Nutt have taken part in the ride out for many years – indeed, their 5-year old daughter Shannon first came along in the very same sidecar at just 11 weeks old. Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director for DAAT, awarded them with the trophy for Best Classic bike.