Motorcycle Run 2022 + Family Fun Day

Thank you for your support and patience during the build up to this year’s return of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run. We know you have all been eagerly awaiting the day along with us.

However, It is with a heavy heart we now inform you that following the very sad announcement of the passing of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this year’s Motorcycle Run and Harwich Family Fun day has been formally cancelled. We cannot respectfully or safely continue with our plans for the event.

Unfortunately, due to numerous factors out of our control, it has not been possible to postpone the event to later this month. Therefore, the next live Motorcycle Run will take place in 2023. We apologise for any disappointment caused and ask for your understanding at this unprecedented time.

We need your support more than ever and would love you, as you may have done in previous years, to continue with your own run ‘I did it My Way’ from the 20th September until the end of the month. Send us in your photos and tell us what you got up to for a gallery wall on our website.

Your sponsorship money will be vital to making ‘I did it My Way’ a success, so please use the paper forms mailed out to you or downloadable here. You can also support us via JustGiving

All T-shirt orders for MCR have now been dispatched to ticket holders. In lieu of the live event and for all those taking part in ‘I did it My Way’ who have not yet received their T-shirt, we will be selling the T-shirts online here. Please show your support, wear your 2022 MCR T-shirt proudly and help us raise vital life-saving funds to keep YOUR local Air Ambulance flying!

For everyone who has purchased pre-registration for bikes or made donations towards the event who do not wish to take part in ‘I did it My Way,’ we are offering the following options:

  1. Donate your funds to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance helping us to operate our free lifesaving helicopter emergency medical service. If you would like to donate your funds, there is no need to get in touch, but we thank you greatly for your support and generosity.
  2. Request a refund of your pre-registration fee; the optional donation that you might have made whilst registering online; or your Just Giving donations by emailing or calling 0345 241 7690. Please include in your message your wishes for your order and the name and address on your booking. Requests for refunds will close on 18.10.22. JustGiving can only refund donations up to 6 months old.

As a mark of respect and to honour her majesty’s extraordinary life, we ask that you kindly avoid riding on the 18th & 19th September, as many church services and processions will be taking place across the country and as you are all aware the state funeral will take place on Monday the 19th September.

The Royal Family have been avid supporters of Air Ambulances across the country and our Trustees, staff, crew & volunteers at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance send their condolences to the Royal Family at this very sad time.

Thank you again for your patience and support.

Enjoy your ‘I Did it My Way’ and remember to send in your pictures and we look forward to seeing you all in 2023.

Kind regards,
Fran Gillott
Events Coordinator



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Event Photography

We are very excited to have GETAPIC.CO.UK joining us as official event photography partner for MCR 2022. Their teams will be taking arrival photos of riders at both North Weald and Harwich as well as action shots along the route.

Visit their website after the event to search for your photos and make any purchases, 50% of all digital sales profits will be donated to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.


This year’s official Motorcycle Run T-shirts are available to purchase alongside booking your ticket.

(£10.00 plus £3.35 p+p)

MCR T-Shirts

Register for tickets here »

Rider Sponsorship

Get sponsored by friends and family to help raise those all-important, life-saving funds. Each mission costs on average £2,200 so we need YOU to help keep us operational. If 1,000 riders raised £30-£50 in sponsorship money we would raise enough to fund 18 missions!

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.

Download your sponsorship form»

You can help raise money for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance by donating online or setting up your own fundraiser:

Setup your JustGiving Page»

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance and automatically reclaims GiftAid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

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 make a donation 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.

This year we will have a photographer to come and take pictures of you at the finish line! Make sure you look out on the day! Photographs can be purchased on the day from the stand on the Green, with a percentage of the profits being donated back to the Charity.


View the 60 mile view on the link below! This year the route will follow A414, A12 and A120 into Harwich.

MCR 2022 Route »


Event sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors that make this event a success by supporting us.

Woodland Group
Colchester Kawasaki   •   Hythe Hill Motorcycles   •   Templant    •    Collier & Catchpole    •


Terms & Conditions »



Call us: 0345 2417 690

Lottery Hotline: 0345 2417 688

Donate: Text ‘HELI’ to 70588 to give £5

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.

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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.