Registration for the Bike4Life Run 2017 now Open

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival is one of the biggest biker events in the country, attracting over 12,000 bikers. Starting from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury, the Ride Out takes you on a 23 mile route to RAF Cosford, home to the Bike4Life Festival.

The Bike4Life 2017 VIP guests will be announced soon. Last year 6,000 riders and pillions took part in the Bike4Life Ride Out, which was led by motorcycle and truck racing legend, Steve Parrish, adventure motorcyclist and author, Nick Sanders, ITV4 Motorbike Show’s Henry Cole and  the Emergency Bikers, Mark Hayes (Flymo) and Steve Harris MBE (Forrest).

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, organiser of the much-anticipated Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival 2017, has announced former World Superbike champion and racing legend, Carl Fogarty, is returning to lead the Ride Out on Sunday 30th April 2017.

Now in its seventh year, Bike4Life has grown to become one of the country’s most popular biker events. Now over 6,000 bikers take part in the Ride Out which runs 23 miles from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford, home to the Bike4Life Festival, which attracts a further 6,000 people.

Carl Fogarty was the star of Bike4Life in 2015, and is returning in 2017 as part of his continued commitment to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which sadly airlifts motorcyclists on a regular basis.

Carl said: “Bike4Life is one of the best biker events in the calendar, and it’s all in aid of a very important cause. When I took part previously the atmosphere on the day was fantastic and it was great to so many with bikers, fans and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s own supporters.

"I’m really looking forward to once again leading the Ride Out, and as registration is now open, I’d urge people to sign up as there are limited places in the Ride Out."

Jason Levy from Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, and chair of the Bike4Life organising committee, added: “We are honoured Carl is returning to the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival. His career achievements are legendary, and we know he will really help make Bike4Life 2017 be a great success. As well as being a great day out, Bike4Life also aims to raise vitally important funds for our lifesaving service, so I’d encourage anyone thinking of getting involved, to support our event and register now for the Ride Out.”

To take part in the Ride Out, led by Carl Fogarty, simply visit It only costs £10 per motorbike (pillions ride for free) to register with all proceeds raised going to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. For those who don’t take part in the Ride Out, entrance to the Bike4Life Festival is £5 per person and under 16s go free.

Bike4Life is run in collaboration with Safer Roads Partnership and West Mercia Police who work tirelessly to promote road safety and to help reduce the number of road traffic collisions across West Mercia. The event is supported by the Central Motorway Police Group, Highways England, West Mercia Police Shropshire County Council, the RAF Museum Cosford and RAF Cosford.