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
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