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Start your engines! Registration now open for DocBike’s annual Dorset Ride Out fundraiser

By Daniel Face [email protected]

Published: July 18, 2023 | Updated: 17th July 2023

Keen motorcyclists are invited to come along and take part in the annual Dorset Ride Out this September, hosted by motorcycle injury prevention charity DocBike.

DocBike logoIt follows the huge success of last year’s event, which saw more than 400 motorcyclists coming out to raise over £8,000 in aid of DocBike’s life-saving work.

This year, participants can choose between the 30-mile route starting at The Churchill Arms in Alderholt, or the 40-mile route from West Bay Esplanade in Bridport.

Riders on both routes will finish at Henstridge Airfield, where together they can enjoy music, refreshments, stalls, and a grand raffle with prizes donated by local Dorset businesses.

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance crew will also be on hand offering participants the chance to have a look around their helicopter.

Dr Ian Mew riding motorcycleDocBike Co-founder and Trustee Dr Ian Mew, pictured left on his bike, said: “This is our big event for DocBike each year and the support of the local motorcycling community means so much to us.

“We’re dedicated to being there for anyone who needs emergency critical care, but we’re just as passionate about helping bikers to avoid being in a crash by giving them tips and tricks to avoid being knocked off of their bikes.

“I’d like to say a particular thanks to Geoff, the airfield owner at Henstridge, for allowing us to use his venue to ride out to, and also Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance for their ongoing support of everything that we’re doing.”

Registration for the event, which takes place on Sunday 24 September, is now open.

Willing participants are encouraged to help raise funds by either making a donation, securing a minimum of £25 through sponsorships, or purchasing extra raffle tickets.

  • For more information and to sign up, visit docbike.org

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