Despite it raining for the entire week preceding this year’s ride, 465 Bikers turned out for the Unity Ride, which was absolutely amazing. The rain did however miraculously stop for the ride itself, allowing us to enjoy our 2 hr trip through the capital to the Ace café.
We have been inundated with letters of support, for both the manner it which the ride was undertaken and pleasure that it gave to both the Unity Riders and the general public. The ride went ahead without incident and the local authorities, Police and Excel have not received a single complaint, which is exactly what we aimed to achieve. This year we had members of the Metropolitan Police, the London Bikers, MAG, BMF, London Bikers, Fire Brigade, SERV (Blood Runners) and Ambulance Service all join us. Not only on the day but also involved in the organisation of the event. We aim in the future to expand our invites and will reassess our organisational structure to involve even more members of the motorcycle community. We will also encourage this years Unity Riders to organise their own satellite ride-ins.
Funding the ride.
Training, Promotion, Venue
On The Day £1,390
Amount to Charities………………£3,330
(we still have some funds pending)
Our thanks to the July 7th Support group and Mr Wundowa, who received the wreath at Memorial gardens, the 12 Police officers, 42 USRs, the satellite co-ordinators (Grandma, Tallguy, Biggus, Andyblade, JimC, Yeti, Gids, Annie, Spider, Chris Pine, Weaver, RO, Westie, Pierced Princess, and of cause Mr Rizla ), The Techy Boys (Trouty & Fruitskin), the 18 parking and road marshals that assisted on the day, the 8 Unity Helpers and 12 Unity Kids, the Cabbies (Bobby and Patrick) and finally all the 465 Unity Riders that braved the weather and joined us for The Unity Ride 2007.
See you all in 2008 for Unity III