Bike4Life back after two years as 4,000 bikers set to travel from Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford

The annual Bike4Life outing and festival is set to return after a two-year break. The event – which sees 4,000 bikers travel from Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford – has already been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But on Sunday April 24 he will be back to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event which raises money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. As there are so many motorbikes involved, other drivers have been warned to expect delays when crossing Shropshire.

The convoy will depart from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury at 11am and travel 23 miles via the A5, M54 and A41 to RAF Cosford – home of the Bike4Life festival – arriving around 11.45am.

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There will be traffic restrictions, starting shortly before 11 a.m. and lasting up to two hours, while the huge convoy passes.

A National Motorways spokesman said: ‘Drivers may be affected if using the Meole Brace, A5 Dobbies, A5 Emstry and A5 Preston Boats roundabouts. There will also be ramp closures on the M54 at junctions 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3 and traffic restrictions on the A41 junction until the exit is clear.”

Frank Bird, Senior National Roads Planner, added: “Bike4Life is always a fantastic event raising vital funds for a valuable service. other road users for a limited time.

“Therefore, we advise anyone needing to pass through this area on Sunday April 24 to plan ahead and avoid departure times if possible. If this is not possible, leave early and allow more time for your trip.”

Other national highway traffic officers will patrol the route to help with any incidents and to keep the roads moving as smoothly as possible. Taking place at RAF Cosford, the Bike4Life festival features live bands, food vendors and entertainment including a bike show.

World Superbike legend Carl Fogarty, British Superbike rider Danny Buchan and 12-time FIM trials world champion Dougie Lampkin are expected to attend Bike4Life this year. Also GP driver and TV commentator Steve Parrish and former British special forces soldier and star of SAS: Who Dares Wins, Ollie Ollerton.

Sponsored by the RAC, the event will raise funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, who are working with the Safer Roads Partnership to organize the event. On average, a motorcyclist is airlifted to hospital every four days in the Midlands alone.

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