As part of the RAF 100, a celebration of the year marking their centenary years of service, a team of six motorcyclists will travel around the UK over three weeks to raise £5000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Across the country, RAF100 celebrations will be held to commemorate the service of the worlds first independent air force, including the 100 aircraft flypast over London to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Brittian.
Round The Outside – RAF100 begins on Saturday the 1st of September where the team and their support car will set off from Chatham Historic Dockyard and navigate the UK clockwise, following coastal roads. The route will visit current RAF units at Marham, Leeming, Lossiemouth, Valley, Culdrose, Coningsby, various memorials and previously commissioned bases.
The ride is also to raise awareness of the contribution by members of the Indian Air force as well as other Commonwealth Nations and members of the former British Empire.
The riders for the event are comprised of ex-service personnel, police offices and family members all with a love of motorcycles and the RAF.
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund provides a range of support for serving and former RAF personnel and their dependents. These include services to helping families with financial difficulty, aid those who need help getting about inside and outside the home, advice on benefits and care, as well as supporting young people through their Airplay programme.
To fund the event, Advance FM has contributed to help make this possible; However, we are not the only ones.
Oxford Products, a leading supplies of clothing and helmets has supplied all the riders with new protective gear to see them through the ride.
Royal Enfield motorcycles have a deep history with the armed forces, supplying motorcycles to both war efforts in the early 20th century. This year Continental GT, Bullet, the new 650cc twin and two more bikes have been supplied to the riders.
Please find below a link to the Just Giving page where donations can be made. Every little contribution will help.
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