Join the 20th Anniversary Motorcycle Run for Charity
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) Motorcycle Run and Family Fun Day from Ford Dunton to Harwich is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year!
Join us to take part in a bike run with thousands of other motorcycle enthusiasts and ride this 60 mile route in aid of your local life-saving charity. Registration for the event costs just £10 for a standard rider ticket, or £15 for a rider plus pillion.
Learner riders are WELCOME.
£10 – Rider standard ticket £15 – Rider + Pillion standard ticket
or £20 for 20 years to celebrate our 20 year anniversary, show your support with our £20 price.
Family fun day entry is FREE but we do ask for a £5 donation to help us host a fun-filled day of entertainment as well as to keep your local air ambulance operational. We can’t fly without you.
Take a look at the route using the link below or download the route ready to follow on the day. Please note that the route will be fully marshaled, the downloaded routes are just an addition!
This year we have mechanical support provided by the local AA representative, David Harvey and his team, who will be with you every step of the way should you need his assistance.
Get sponsored by friends and family to help raise those all-important, life-saving funds. Each mission costs on average £2,200. If 1,000 riders raised £30 each in sponsorship money we would raise enough to fund 14 potentially life-saving missions.
How can you raise life-saving funds?
We understand that it can be hard to find the time to raise that all-important sponsorship, so this year, we have given our supporters the option to donate £30 at the time of their ticket purchase instead. Just select this option when adding your ticket to the basket, it could make all the difference.
For those of you that would like to take on the challenge and raise your own sponsorship for your local air ambulance just purchase a standard ticket and raise sponsorship by setting up your JustGiving page or downloading a sponsorship form.
Guests are welcome to watch the incredible sight of the thousands of bikes leaving Ford Dunton, it is truly spectacular!
Spread the word to your family and friends to join us at the Family Fun Day at the end of the ride and see if they can spot you among the thousands of riders making their way from Dunton. Harwich Green will be packed with entertainment, food, and of course… bikes!
Harwich Family Fun Day
The Family Fun Day will be a day of unbeatable entertainment beside the seaside! If you’re not on the run, come and cheer on the bikers as they cross the finish line, and enjoy everything from live music, to a kid’s zone, and trade stands on Harwich Green. Entry is free, however we do ask for a £5 donation to help us host a fun filled day of entertainment as well as to keep your local air ambulance operational. We can’t fly without you.
Please spread the word to your friends and family so they can cheer you on as you across the finish line!
We are delighted to announce that the Bolddog Racing Stunt Team will be back by popular demand. They will entertaining the crowds at Dunton before the ride sets off, based on the latest extreme sports action including freestyle motocross and motorcycle back flips. The Bolddog team travel the UK and Europe performing at County shows, Carnivals and motor sports events. The team is managed by one of Europe’s top freestyle motocross riders, Dan Whitby, the first person to flip a four stroke motorcycle in Europe!
Faux Fighters UK
After playing drums for numerous bands and recording sessions, Ben Rudge decided to take the leap of faith and doing exactly what Dave Grohl did, switching the kit for guitar and taking centre stage. After spending a few months of recording four of five Foo Fighters songs on his own, he finally decided to try and put together the best Foo Fighters tribute he could. Calling on long term friends Liam Slattery and Russ Millard the journey began, quickly adding drummer Kris Perrin and third guitarist Paul Beddow, the lineup rehearsed for a few months before deciding to add the final layer of Ben Selleck on keys who finally completed the full tribute band.
The Killers & Muse Tribute! Formed in 2014, ProtoStereo quickly turned heads gaining various bookings and a loyal local following for their high quality modern rock covers show. From vocal and guitar effects to samples, backing tracks and harmonies, an uncanny likeness to both bands was soon apparent and fans soon discovered how much both of these great bands sounded together in the same set.
Please note that car and bike parking for visitors to the Harwich Family Fun Day will be at Cliff Park via Dovercourt High Street. For those taking part in the Motorycle Run you will be guided to parking reserved on the day.
During 2018 we were dispatched to 528 Road Traffic Collisions. It is very important to us to promote the importance of safe riding within the biker community to help minimise the number of accidents that occur on the roads.
We work closely with the local authorities to ensure safety on the roads during our Motorcycle Runs. We will have Essex Police Outriders supporting us throughout the route as well as own our Motorcycle Run signage. Essex roads are always busy over the weekend, so please ride safely, watch your speed and respect other road users. Please help us encourage our message of safe riding and share #RideSafe across social media.
Watch this video at last year’s Motorcycle Run & Harwich Family Fun Day:
So please #RideSafe
Be part of the pack and buy one of our official limited edition 20 year anniversary Motorcycle Run t-shirts for just £12.75 (including p&p). Now in new colours to mark our 20th year!
This year we have introduced a patch that you can sew on to your own t-shirt, bag or jacket. £3 (including p&p).
If you are interested in hosting an exhibition stand, please download the below information pack. Or get in touch with our Events Team by emailing [email protected] or phoning 0345 2417 690 with any questions.
To make sure the day goes smoothly, we need help with marshalling. If you can donate some time to help support this year’s Motorcycle Run please get in touch with our Volunteer Team by contacting at [email protected] or phone us at 0345 2417 690.
You will be charged £5, plus your standard network rate. 100% of your donation will go to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). By texting, you agree that EHAAT may phone or text you to tell you about our work. If you would prefer not to hear from us again, text HELI NO to 70588.
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.