The Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAAC) Ride 4 Life Event will raise money for the GWAAC charity and is a great opportunity for people to take part in an organised ride through Bristol. Starting from our Dick Lovett Motorrad Centre at Cribbs Causeway, the 8 mile Ride 4 Life route will take in the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, before finishing at Ashton Gate Stadium.
As part of this motorcycle rideout we want to promote safe riding, and ensure more deaths are avoided. Sadly motorcyclists are roughly 38 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than car occupants. In 2015 the GWAAC critical care team were called to 67 incidents involving motorcyclists with life-threatening injuries.
All the money raised from the event will go towards keeping the GWAAC helicopter flying, meaning more lives are saved across Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, and parts of Wiltshire. It costs £2.3million a year for GWAAC to stay operational, and they receive no day to day funding from the Government or National Lottery. Instead they rely on the generosity of the public to continue to fly.
Bikers can register to take part in this exciting event for just £7.50 on the Ride 4 Life website. This includes toll for crossing the Clifton suspension bridge, entry to Ashton Gate Stadium and parking.