Charity Run 2018

 

Annual Motorcycle Charity Ride Sunday 22nd April 2018

In Aid of SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire the Bloodrunnerswww.servsc.org.uk

To The Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, NR35 1NZhe Street, Flixton, Suffolk.

www.aviationmuseum.

After weeks of poor weather the sunshine brought out bikers of all generations for the Charity Ride from Barrack Square Martlesham for a  50 miles route to NSAM at Flixton.

Triangle club members were very supportive as marshals, leaders and with public relations. It was also a good opportunity to catchup with other members not often seen over the long winter months.

The Bloodrunners squad of six arrived in style on their striking high visibility liveried bikes and were the star attraction leading off the ride from Barrack Square. The meandering marshalled route passed through Otley, Earl Soham, Peasenhall, Heveningham, Walpole and Metfield to Flixton. We were lucky there were relatively few Sunday drivers and all enjoyed the A, B and single track roads.

We estimate 100 riders arrived at The Aviation Museum to be welcomed by the NAAFI staff who cheerfully served light refreshments and delicious cakes. Some riders visited the neighbouring Buck Inn for the popular Sunday carvery.

Our club recruiting team set up their stall with the Bloodrunners parked alongside and they were all kept busy chatting to bikers and other visitors to the many attractions at the museum.

Donations were gratefully received from the general public and we thank NSAM for their very kind hospitality. The event raised about £600 for the Bloodrunners.

Long and safe may they ride.

 
 
 
 
   

 

Charity Presentation 2017 at Alton Water

 

Charity Presentation 2016 Collection Aug 2017

 

Presentation at Ipswich Hospital on Wed 16th Aug 2017

 

 

 

Charity Run July 2017

Barrack Square Martlesham to Ipswich School Sports Centre

Rushmere St Andrew.

A big thank you to all who turned out on bikes the morning after the over night rain storm for the Club annual charity run on 30th July to raise money for the BikeActive Special Needs cycling project. It was founded in 2004 to offer thrilling cycling experience to the disabled with adapted bicycles.

About 70 motorcyclist braved the damp weather to ride from Barrack Square, Martlesham Heath Business Park 50 miles on rural roads through Little Bealings, Clopton, Wickham Market, Easton, Framlingham, Dennington, Framsden, Helmingham, Otley to arrive at Ipswich School sports centre. Bikeactive volunteers demonstrated several adapted bicycles with help from Ron and especially Peter who will try anything on wheels as seen on the photographs. Meanwhile bikers enjoyed burgers and refreshments including tea and coffee provided free by Tom from the Sports centre and sale proceeds went to the charity.

The Run raised £391 for the charity to fund more adapted bicycles. www.bikeactive.org.uk

 We are grateful to the Martlesham Heath Business Park management and tenants for allowing the use of Barrack Square when we had to relocate from the Orwell Truck Stop at short notice. This proved a challenging problem but your committee all pulled together to find an alternative with facilities, change the advertising and redirect riders from the Truck Stop. Special thanks go to Ron and Jean who were in the process of moving house and did not need the hassle. We have had feedback from a biker who attended praising how well the event was run! Little does he know the problems we had.

 

     

 

Charity Run August 2016

Stonham Barns to Ipswich School Sports Centre Rushmere St Andrew

 

Charity Run 2015

 

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Charity Presentation 2014/15

 

Presentation at Ipswich Hospital on Wed 13th May 2015

 

 

 

Charity Run 2014

 

After five reasonable good years it was bound to happen. Although most of the bank holiday weather was good, the day that really mattered the day of the charity run was predicted with rain from daylight all through the day and as with modern forecasting they were not wrong. 

As a result due to the conditions the public decided to stay away except for a few hardy individuals - and to be fair I don’t blame them.

 However a large number of club members turned up in poor conditions to help marshal the event and with a stiff upper lip and "the show must go on" attitude I took the marshals out to their marshalling points.

It was when I reached a point about 2/3 the way around the route when "things can not get any worse" did, as the bike started snaking around in the road as the back tyre went flat but again with the never say die attitude and help of several triangle members, 2 puncture kits and a can of tyre slime later the tyre was re-inflated and we followed the rest of the riders onto the next junction were we found Linda and her bike also had a puncture.

After several hours in the pouring rain we eventually arrived at the pub to find that the landlord had laid on a band and had several BBQs on the go with plenty of food cooking.

 I would personally like to thank all the club members that turned up and there were several of them and for Tony Cole for sorting out another cracking route.

 Neale

 

Click Here for details of 2014 Ride

 

Charity Run 2013

The Triangle charity ride was held today, Bank Holiday Monday from the Orwell Truck Stop to The Old Queen’s Head Public House, Aldham.

We had hot and sunny weather which helped in getting good support. Thank you to all who turned out to ride, Neale for organising, members for their time and help and to the landlord at the Old Queens Head for the use of his facilities. We hope his day was successful as ours.

The preliminary total raised was £971.00. Well done everyone.

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Equipment Presentation for 2012 at Ipswich Hospital 7th Aug 2013

 

 

 

Presentation of Cheque for 2012 on Wed 17th April 2013

 

 

2011 Charity Presentation

Ipswich Hospital  Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Several club members braved the elements to witness the presentation of the equipment purchased with the funds (£1175) raised from last years charity run. The equipment, a spinal board, head blocks and manuals are used to ensure that the patient is subjected to minimal movement whilst being assessed between bed and scanners. The ward staff and patients really do appreciate the effort made as it enables additional equipment to be purchased that is not within the NHS budget. Once again thank you all for your help and support.

The Charity Run for 2012, will again be in of more equipment for the Trauma & Orthopaedic Wards at Ipswich hospital.

Don't Forget this years Charity Run will be on "Bank Holiday Monday" 27th August 2012.

The start point will once again be the Orwell Crossing Truck Stop on the A14(for those wanting breakfast the cafe is open early). We are organising yet another route for us to once again finish at "The White Lodge " Public House - where again there will be a live band - BBQ and teas/ coffees laid on.

SEE YOU THERE.