St Catherine’s Breakwater will once again be filled with the roar of motorbikes this May, as riders come together to support Holidays for Heroes Jersey. This year the event can move up a gear thanks to sponsorship from Islands Insurance.
Now in its 9th year, the Big Ride Out event has raised a total of £50,000 to help provide holidays to Jersey for wounded veterans and members of the British forces together with their families. So far, this money has helped to fund 80 trips.
The Big Ride Out will be setting off from St Catherine’s Breakwater at 11am on Sunday 26 May. Last year the event attracted over 1,000 riders on machines of all shapes and sizes. It’s an open event and riders wanting to join this scenic sedate journey need only make a minimum £5 donation to Holidays for Heroes Jersey.
Planning for the Big Ride Out 2019 began in October last year and since then, the organisers have worked with the States of Jersey Police, the Parishes, The Watersplash, the Honorary Police, and the Ports of Jersey to ensure that the 2019 event will once again be a safe and enjoyable ride and day out for everyone involved, as well as the wider community.
“It’s truly humbling to see the positive impact that a holiday to our beautiful Island has on our Heroes and their families. The Rideout is the motorcycling community coming together in a show of support and gratitude to these Heroes, and it is great to see the many well wishes who line the route to see the spectacle,” said Lee Butler, organiser of the Big Ride Out.
“The ride is open to all bikes, trikes, scooters and mopeds, all are very welcome. We’re extremely grateful for the support from Islands and we’re looking forward to a very successful Big Ride Out 9.”
Sales and Marketing Director of sponsors, Islands, Jim Purkiss commented: “The Big Ride Out has become a key fixture in the summer calendar for riders in the Channel Islands, and we’re proud to be supporting the event in 2019. I’m also excited to experience this year’s event from the road as I join the ride together with my colleague Gary Kelly, the Marketing Manager at Islands. These occasions are invaluable when you consider the positive impact made by Holidays for Heroes Jersey through the trips they offer for those veterans and members of the British Forces who are able to visit the island, together with their families.”
For more information about the event and to register, visit www.bigrideout.co.uk.