So we promised you you all some more details about our charity ride in 2018 … well here is what we can tell you so far!
Our purpose has always been to combine ridng with good friends, raising cash for our chosen charities whilst at the same time maintianing a level of commemoration to the sacrifice and heroics of 617 Sqdn and Bomber Command in WW2. None of this will change in 2018 …
However, as we look to the future we are firstly proud to announce that we are moving forwards in partnership with the new and quite wonderful International Bomber Command Centre [IBCC] and commemorative Spire in Lincoln. It is the most amazing tribute and commemoration to the ‘Bomber Boys’ and we hope to be part of the story into the future.
In partnership with the team at the IBCC your Dambusters Team will be creating a brand new biking event for your calendar with a ‘Ride-In’ event staged and based at the IBCC in Lincoln on 13th May 2018, inSPIRE 2018. The ‘Ride-In’ will be from various ‘collection points’ around the city of Lincoln, following routes into the IBCC chosen not only for their safety but also because they are great biking roads to ride!
Once you reach the IBCC and Spire you can have reduced cost entry to the amazing centre itself, the chance to take in the humbling tribute walls, the Spire itself, biking stands, biking celebrities, a ‘Meet the Veterans tent’ including great friend of Dambusters Charity Motorcycle Rides and last UK Dambuster Sqdn Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE, DFM. Where else can you talk to the men who actually flew the Lancasters, Halifaxes, Wellingtons over Germany???, and much more…..
The cost of such a brilliant biking day out ( and we all know we bikers just love a destinatuon and reason to ride!) is just £10* …
Think about it … it is all good news. A great ride with your mates to a great event and destination that raises cash for some wonderful charities and all for a tenner … seriously, what not to like???
Log the date in your diary NOW … 13th May 2018
The cash raised by the event will be split between the IBCC (70%), the RAF Benevolent Fund (20%) and Motorcycle Outreach (10%) … and all cash will be handled by the IBCC so you have all the protection that your cash is going direct to the charities involved.
For those who then want to, many of us will be catching the ferry or the chunnel across to the continent in time for us to meet again at the Mohne Dam on the night of 16th/17th May 2018 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the famous Dams Raid, Operation Chastise. Your route across is entirely your choice but we will all meet at the Dam as the ‘Dambusters Charity Riders’ … it’s going to be emotional!
Many more details will be released over the coming weeks but for now simply get the date fixed and keep it clear. 13th May 2018
inSPIRE2018 ….. spread the word now, link up with your mates, join in as a club, a team, the more the better! 13th May 2018.
We will be updating and changing our website (www.dcmr.org.uk) with more details and information early in the new year. You will be able to register to ride and be part of this amazing event after that update is released. Until then if you visit you can see what we have done in previous years but that is all….
So that is the start of it … inSPIRE2018. A new, iconic, biking ride-in event, designed by bikers, for bikers and all for just a tenner ….
13th May 2018.