When can I book my place for the Ride Out?
Online booking for Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival 2018, will open later in the year.
What does my ticket cover?
A £10 registration fee will secure a place for both you and a pillion on the Ride Out, and will also grant you free access to the Bike4Life Festival at RAF Cosford. Please purchase your ticket online to avoid disappointment on the day.
Can I just visit the Festival?
Yes, you can purchase tickets on the day for the Festival at RAF Cosford, for £5 per person. Children aged 16 and under can attend for free. The Festival takes place 10am - 4pm.
Is there parking at the Festival?
Yes, bike, car and disabled parking will be available. Bike parking is free, whilst car parking is £3 per car.
Disabled parking is available for blue badge holders only.
Are refreshments available at the Ride Out and Festival?
There will be various stands offering food and drink at both the start point (Meole Brace) and RAF Cosford.
As a spectator where can I view the Ride Out from?
You can watch the start of the Ride Out at Meole Brace from 11.30am, or view from various bridges along the route on the M54. You can also see the Ride Out arriving at RAF Cosford from 12.10pm. See the map on the homepage for further info.
What vehicles can take part in the Ride Out?
Motorway regulations apply, so learners are not able to take part. Riders must hold a full UK license. No cars or push bikes.
Can I register more than one bike?
Yes. Each ticket purchased covers one bike and one pillion, so purchase as many tickets as you require for your group.
Do I have to pre-book or can I just turn up on the day?
The Ride Out is pre-booking only.
Where does the Ride Out start?
At Meole Brace Park and Ride in Shrewsbury, SY3 9NB.
What time does the Ride Out leave Meole Brace?
The Ride Out leaves at 11.30am, and it’s recommended you arrive at Meole Brace no later than 10am. Registration will open from 8am.
Where does the Ride Out end?
At RAF Cosford in Shropshire for the Bike4Life Festival, WV7 3EX.
What happens at the Festival?
You will be entertained by live bands and biker demonstrations. There will be biker themed stalls and exhibitions to see as well as a range of refreshment stands and entertainment for young children.
Can I bring my dog?
You may bring your dog as long as they are kept on a lead at all times and any waste is cleaned up.
Is it family friendly?
The Bike4Life Festival is a family friendly event with entertainment for everyone. The charity will have a children's zone with its helicopter bouncy castle and decommissioned helicopter pod, and there will be live biker demonstrations.
How many people are expected on the Ride Out?
Approximately 6,000 bikers took part in 2016, including pillions.
Are there toilet facilities?
Yes at both Meole Brace and RAF Cosford.
Can I smoke at the Festival?
There will be designated smoking areas. Please stick to these areas and dispose of any litter as the charity has to clear any debris from the airfield after the event.
How can I donate to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity?
All proceeds from Bike4Life go directly to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, so your registration fee will help to fund our lifesaving service. Further donations are welcome on the day, and you can donate online here.
How can I purchase Bike4Life merchandise?
You can purchase merchandise at the event or online here.
What is the refund policy?
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Bike4Life has a No Refund Policy. While the charity hopes the sun will shine for Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival, if there is bad weather, don't worry the Ride Out and Festival will still go ahead. Refunds will not be paid based on weather conditions, or if riders/pillions cannot make the day. This is a charity event and ticket sales will directly support the work of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.