2016 Event report

The Meriden Megaride, which is organised and run by the Rotary club with assistance from the local branch of the Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club, (TOMCC), was held on the 23rd June 2016. It was a most enjoyable and successful event. A Rotarian who is also a member of the TOMCC led approximately 120 bikes from the Arrow Mill through the Warwickshire countryside to the event field at The Queen's Head in Meriden. The “second man marker” system was used with a branch member acting as “tail end rider”. Remarkably the same number of bikes arrived in Meriden as left Arrow Mill! Not one got lost!

On arrival in Meriden the riders joined with those who had gone direct to The Queen's Head. The event was officially opened by the Mayor of Solihull. All then enjoyed the bikes on show, including the TOMCC branch stand, trade stalls, VMCC display etc. They bid for items in the silent auction and tried their luck on the tombola, etc. All this whilst listening to live music from “the Firm” and “The Firebird Singers”. The burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, cakes, etc. went down well.

So much fun whilst raising funds for The Air Ambulance Service and Marie Curie Cancer Care, it is anticipated that more than last year's £2,300 will be raised when all sponsor money is collected.

Following the event a cheque for £1,400 was presented to Meriden TOMCC’s chosen charity the local Air Ambulance.

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Many thanks to all the bikers, the people from Meriden, the Queen’s Head and all Rotarians, TOMCC members and everyone else that helped to make this day so successful.