How can I get involved with the relay event?
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Welcome to the Baton Relay Event 2021
Mental Health Motorbike Ride to Recruit
The Mental Health Motorbike Ride to Recruit baton relay event will take place in May 2021. Our aim is to create a network of biker friendly mental health first aiders by visiting towns and cities across the UK and inviting clubs and bike shops to sponsor a course to train one of their staff members in mental health first aid. Information about the course can be found here www.mhmotorbike.com/MHFA
A Mental Health First Aider in Every UK City
Mental Health Motorbike will create a network of mental health first aiders who are sensitive to the needs of bikers. Every first aider we train will go on an interactive map and will be accessible by other bikers who need support and help.
We aim to raise awareness of mental health generally and reduce the number of suicides within the biker community and provide some support for those bikers in need.
The route has been drafted to pass through most regions of the UK picking up popular motorcycle Cafes, clubs and points of interest. With the initial support of Bennetts Insurance we want to find more strategic sponsors who would like to get involved in the project and feature on the route.
Supported by two out-riders and an office; baton bike individuals will have the opportunity to carry a GPS tracked baton to the end destination where we will meet with journalists and other media to talk about our aim and to create awareness to mental health issues. Bikers can sign up to escort the baton bike throughout different stages/legs of the journey. A support team will be registering organisations, individuals, clubs and shops to sign up for a MHFA course.
If you wish to get involved as a rider on a regional stage of the relay or register interest in sponsoring a first-aid training course in your Cafe, club, shop or organisation please click on the button above (or click here).
Thanks for showing an interest – be part of something special.
Ride to Recruit
- Launch day May 2021 – Media City (exact date to be confirmed)
- 3000+ Miles taking in all aspects of the UK
- 12 Baton stages across the whole of the UK (stages tbc)
- Starts and ends at Media City UK approximately 2 weeks later
- Two outriders and one official sponsored baton bike
- Joined by bikers at various stages of the ride.
- Register your interest and involvement.
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