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Road closures revealed for Bike4Life ride out through Shropshire

By Dominic Robertson | Shrewsbury | Transport | Published:

Ahead of the return of a huge charity motorcycle ride out across Shropshire, people are being warned of road closures for the event.

Bike4Life takes riders from Shrewsbury to Cosford

The annual Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival takes place on Sunday, April 28, and raises money for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Starting from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury, the ride out will take thousands of bikers on a 23 mile route to RAF Cosford, where the Bike4Life Festival takes place.

As part of the organisation on the day a one-way traffic management system will be put in place during the ride out around the RAF Cosford airbase.

There will also be several road closures between 11am and 1pm.

They will include on Newport Road, between M54 Junction 3 and Long Lane, the closure of Long Lane, and Neachley Lane, between Long Lane, and Worcester Road west, in a southerly direction.

Much-needed

The RAF Museum will be open to visitors as usual – subject to the road closures.

Jo Bailey, events and area fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “We would to thank locals for their support of last year’s Bike4Life event, which raised £87,770, funding 35 vitally important lifesaving Midlands Air Ambulance missions.

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“This event raises much-needed funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, as each year we need to raise in excess of £9 million pounds to keep our helicopters operational. We don’t receive any government or lottery funding and solely rely on the generosity of the public.”

This year's ride out will be led by motorcycle legends, Carl Fogarty, Neil Hodgson, Steve Parrish and Dougie Lampkin, and they will be joined by the charity’s own chief executive, Hanna Sebright, will also lead the Bike4Life ride out.

Another big name added to the line-up is former England captain and rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall.

Anyone who wants to find out more about the event can do so at bike4lifefest.com

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