SaPAR regularly attend this event with a view to promoting Advanced Riding in Shropshire and the surrounding areas. The prime purpose of the Bike 4 Life event is to raise funds for The Midlands Air Ambulance at RAF Cosford, which was attended by approximately 3,500 motorcyclists.
As in previous years we had a stand at the event and this year we had members from RoSPA West Midlands Advanced Riders with us on the stand.
Our stand was attended by Robin Padgett (who organised and co-ordinated the event for SaPAR), others attending and assisting with assembly of the gazebo and greeting the public were; Bill (3 shirts) Croxon, Ken Swinton, Charles Bridgman from SaPAR and Duncan Gleig, Iain Suggett, Gary Forster and Caroline Pricip-Beresford from West Midlands Advanced Riders.
The stand was visited by a large number of motorcyclists and both the West Midlands Advanced Riders and ourselves had numerous motorcyclists show an interest in becoming advanced riders. Everyone on the stand spent a great deal of time talking about the benefits of training and promoting our groups to the numerous motorcyclists that visited us. We obtained their details and our training officer will be following up to organise ‘try before you buy’ sessions with them.