Saturday, 30 November 2013

What a great day at Motorcycle Live 2013....

What a great day at Motorcycle Live yesterday!! Great chat on our plans with Craig Carey-Clinch was was also a key player in delivering this years Dambusters Charity Ride, and also to get the support of some terrific people from the Motorcycling and Overlanding community for what we are doing again in 2014 as we have in 2013!

Just one of the supporters we are very proud to have is the one and only Nick Sanders! Despite all his extra-ordinary achievements Nick is very easy to talk with and has time for anyone approaching him. I also took the time to pick up a copy of Nick's new book and several of his DVDs!!! If you are at Motorcycle Live 2013 - make sure you get over to his stand and purchase yours too!

The image of Nick and my son Tom at the show holding onto a Dambusters2014 poster....

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

An interesting short film by Geoff Meade of BFBS from Dambusters2013 ....

I had not seen this short piece by Geoff Meade of BFBS who rode with us all the way from RAF Scampton to the Mohne Dam as part of the dambusters2013 Charity Motorcycle Ride - thank you Geoff - hope you ride with us in 2014 too.

I had also forgotten just how wet it was for the ride around the Mohnesee!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A message of support for Dambusters2014 ....

Last year we were enormously privileged to enjoy the wholesome support of 617 Sqdn themselves and also the support of their home base at RAF Lossiemouth.

At the time, the Station Commander at RAF Lossiemouth was Gp Capt Ian Gale MBE MBA RAF.
Ian is one of those men where the leadership qualities simply shine out. Hugely impressive and I am delighted to know him. Ian has been kind enough to write 'Dambusters2014' a few words which we will be using on our 'Home Page' when our website launches in January .... and here they are for the first time:

The RAFBF is a wonderful charity that supports our Service people and their families, drawing together past and present, officers and airmen. 

Being a part of this adventure brings in another adventure-loving team - bikers and here's your chance to mix pleasure, challenge and adventure while helping and supporting a charity that is in the front line of support for your Royal Air Force.

There's never been a better time to do this - the draws on the Benevolent Fund are greater than ever and you can make a real difference.

Good luck to you all.

Group Captain Ian Gale MBE MBA MA RAF
If you, like me are inspired by Ian's words then join us next year and raise cash for three wonderful charities. Visit in January and sign up to ride with us next September.

Sorry it has been quiet on the blog ...

Sorry it has been quiet on the blog ... been way too busy at work!

Next big job .... build the website to be ready for launch on January 2nd 2014 .... wish me luck!

In the meantime - spread the word! We need as many riders as possible in 2014 raising cash for our wonderful charities!!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

This is what Landing Zone 'S' looks like today.....

Strange way to promote the idea of the Dambusters2014 Charity Motorcycle Ride by posting a picture of a field! But this is a special field. This is what Landing Zone 'S' looks like today and more specifically where the Dakota of Flt Lt David Lord VC whose story is central to our charity ride this year crashed on 19th September 1944. Strange though it may seem - this will be one of the special stop points of this years ride - to pay our respects to a very brave pilot and his crew. If you are a biker - please join us and help raise shedloads of cash for the RAF Benevolent Fund, Motorcycle Outreach and Precious Cargo.