Corporal Andy Reid From St Helens Suffered Severe Injuries

On August 6-8th, after a ten-year long absence, the biggest French bike rally makes its comeback in Auvergne. This year, the big outdoor party will gather bikers and rock fans in Courpière, an old medieval town in Puy-de-Dôme.

Over th ree days, the festival will mix together custom bikes and music, street theatre, bu ngee ju mpi ng, helicopter flights, tattoos, fi reworks, exhibitions, races and many contests such as the bike show. There's the Freeway Village where Freeway magazine will gather the cream of customisers, artists, pinstripers, painters and craftsmen, all exhibiting their creativity. And last, but not least, there are two rock stages with great bands.

Get more info from www.free-wheels.fr

WHILST SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN LAST YEAR AND NOW WANTS TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR OTHER INJURED SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, WITH SUPPORT FROM MOTORCYCLISTS IN THE NORTH WEST.

He will attempt to ride the 900 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats this August Bank Holiday on a specially adapted Boom trike, with only has his left arm to control the machine. The NumBumRun team, consisting of Andy, his brother and agroup of friends, will aim to complete the journey in five days and raise £20,000 for Help For Heroes.

Thechallengeisbeingsupportedbythe motorcyclingroadsafetyinitiative, RideSafeBackSafe and they would like bikers in the North West to gather on 25th July at Millennium Motorcycles in St Helens at 9am for a ride out to RAF Cosford in Shropshire,via Lynne's Raven Cafenear Whitchurch.

More details about the NumBumRun can be viewed at www.ridesafebacksafe.co.uk and donations can be made online at www.numbumrun.co.uk

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Halfway Heroes

MCCisasmall, family-oriented club based in Lincoln city who meet at The Monson Arms, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln every Wednesday and enjoy rallying and ride outs and rock nights, and raise funds forvarious charities. Feel free to pop in and say hello and have a beer and a chat. New members welcome, Eiojoiningfee followed by £5 per year renewal fee.

DickTurpin's Disciples MCC is no more! Jax and the crew want It to be known they are re-formingunder the name of the A59ers and all association and contact with the butty van is no more - 'we have no desire to spend our lives sat in a layby and wish it to be known wearepartyanimals first and foremost'. Any objections to the name and all event (rallies, ride-outs etc) invites please forward to [email protected] btinternet.com or phone 07709 645307.

Wcyhillfair Riders are a local bike club for motorcyclists in and around the Andover, Hampshire area, who meet every Monday eveningfrom April to September, starting at 1800, and run organised ride outs every other week. They meet at the Weyhillfair public house at Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire and you can ring them on 07826522769 or go to www.weyhillfair-riders.co.uk

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