Unity Ride III - 17/08/2008


We are finally in a position to announce that Unity rides again.

This year Unity Ride promises to be the biggest charity motorcycle ride ever undertaken through the Capital. 15 members of the Metropolitan Police and 2 Paramedics will be assisted by 55 trained Unity Support Riders (USRs) to make sure this year’s event will also be the safest.

Every year we give bikers a day out in London where the freedom of the city is ours, the Motorbike is king and we can enjoy the sights from a totally different perspective. No filtering through traffic and no stopping at all just a cruise with a 1000 or so other bikes enjoying Summer time in the Capital.

Riders will meet at London Excel on 17th August and we will commence the mass ride through the city at 1.30pm. We are organising meeting points for riders to gather at and ride to London Excel together so feel free to join us at these satellite points or make your own way to London Excel at Docklands E16 1XL ;

Fox’s Diner - Oxford Rd, Dorchester-on-Thames, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 7LY

Box Hill - http://www.boxhill.co.uk/information/where.htm

Ace Café - http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/Find-us.aspx

Oakdene Café - Oakdene Cafe, London Rd, Wrotham TN15 7RR

High Beech Tea Hut - Epping Forrest (both Tea Huts)

Eastern Counties - Haverhill, Suffolk

The West Country - Avon Heath Country Park Cafe Brocks Pine St Ives

Luton Hein Gerick - 326 Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8JS

Satellite ride start times will be posted on the Unity website closer to the date of the ride. Please contact us for assistance if you wish to organise your own satellite ride in amd we will promote your store for bikers to meet at.

This year’s route is extensive, and is available to view on the Unity website (www.unityride.co.uk) under the “where” link. Past historic monuments, down by the Thames and past the parks, just another excuse to ride and get pleasure on two wheels.

The registration cost for joining the ride is the same as last year £5 and through your generosity last year we raised £5400 for Children in Need and Help a London Child. This year we are riding to raise funds for two charities - “Children in Need” and “SERV”.

SERV (http://www.serv.org.uk/Home/Default.aspx) who are also know as the ‘Blood Runners’, is a charitable organisation that delivers blood products to the emergency and accident hospitals across Southern England at night free of charge whenever and wherever it’s urgently needed. The service has saved many lives and is run by volunteers at their own expense, giving their time, petrol, cars and motorbikes to ensure blood supplies are available when needed.

Children in Need is the children’s charity which is run by the BBC and their aim is to positively change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK

This is our 3rd year of running the ride and which is a totally non profit making motorbike ride and all the funds raised through ticket sales go to charity. Everybody working on the ride has volunteered their time and commitment to raise money to make a difference and create a positive celebration of Motor biking in London. The Police are assisted by Unity Support Riders and they provide us with safe passage along the route and ensure that we are kept moving as we understand how bikes keep cool.

We may have to limit the number of registrations this year, we therefore suggest that you register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. This can be done by following the links on the Unity homepage.


T-shirts for this year’s ride will be sold on the day at a cost of £10 per t-shirt but there are only 500 available. If you wish to pre-order your t-shirt for delivery before the ride, please contact us at [email protected].

We have a much larger area at Excel this year, and so are in a position to offer space to biker clubs and charitable organizations so that they might promote their causes. Please contact us with your suggestions so that we might ask them to contribute to Unity III, so that we are able to plan our Biker Village.

Welcome to Unity III


Video Trailers from previous years

2005 Unity Ride


2007 Unity Ride


Press articles




Read all about the Unity Ride in the Article section.

The Unity Ride: Then and Now.

Nice one guys n girls! I’m sure we can all give this our support.

Quick question, is the departure time from the Ace definate as the Ace’s website says 11.30?

Well spotted… it is indeed 11.30… we are getting the poster updated


We have managed to get an open top bus for the Kids and Helpers. If anyone wants a place for their family members PM me and I’ll see If I can sort something.


If I joined the group meeting at High Beech, Epping; is the route they’re taking into london suitable for learners??? Dont want to turn up and find out we’ve got to get on a motorway!! Also do they mind learners joining them?! :slight_smile:

You’re OK, it’s A roads the whole way and they keep it slow as well.I’ll let them know you’re coming.


Update for the times

In addition

Fleet Services in the lorry park 9.15am departure

Bury Hill 8am Departure, 3miles north of Arundel on A29

‘Pay on the day’ tickets will be available at each of the starting points, so please look for the Unity Support Riders in the orange Hi Viz .

Or register to ride at http://unity2.unityride.co.uk/

L Plate and non motorway fans

Getting to London Excel without going on the Motorway

The Box Hill meeting point will have a special escort through central London via the Blackwall Tunnel departing at 10am

The Ace Café meet will take the North Circular (A406) so this will be suitable for


High Beech will also be a non motorway ride in

If you are planning to go to one of the other meeting points and do not want to take the motorway, please contact me and I will make arrangements so that it will be possible for you to take part

Non Riders in the Family

We have 60 seats on and Open Top Route Master bus. The tickets will be £5 each (this money will pay for the bus and not go to charity as the driver, insurance and fuel needs to be paid for. Hopefully next year we will get a donation for this). Please contact [email protected]. for further information the Bus will depart and return to London Excel.

I’ll be participating again, will see you guys n gals at the Ace

Hey this looks like fun, boxhill at 10 it is then.

We are planning to set off from there too. First one there get the tea in

Is anybody going from High Beech? :slight_smile:

I’m going from High Beech, so see you there

I remember you from last week, I was the tailgunner from Tescos


Count me in i’ll be at the High Beach meet. Look for my Red VFR and my new black jacket!

Were is it? can I join in?

Of course you can HAHA where you riding from?

BUMP :slight_smile:
The Sights of London on the Unity Ride Route (with ETA’s)

Depart Excel ( 1.30PM)
London City Airport
Blackwall Tunnel
The Dome (O2 Arena) (1.45 PM)
Greenwich (1.50 PM)
The Cutty Sark
Tower Bridge (2.05 PM)
City Hall
Embankment (2.15 PM)
London Eye
Houses of Parliament (2.25 PM)
St James Park
Vauxhall Bridge
Chelsea Bridge (2.45 PM)
Exhibition Road
Hyde Park (3.05 PM)
Lords Cricket Ground (3.20 PM)
Regents Park
Aldwych (3.35 PM)
St. Clement Danes Church
Fleet Street
St Paul’s Cathedral (3.40 PM)
The Bank / Mansion House
The Monument (3.45 PM)
The Gerkin
The Tower of London (3.50 PM)
Lime House Link (3.55 PM)
Canary Wharf.
Return to Excel (4.00 PM)

Hi SteveWe have paid via the website and just got an emailed receipt - they did not ask for the bike reg etc. Do we just take that receipt along? Best wishesC&J