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Ride To Recruit APV Blog

The story of our tour down South...

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Coming to the end…

Coming to the end…

What a great week, met so many different people and was able to really share and celebrate what Mental Health Motorbike is. It has also given me a flavour of how that baton relay will be, especially as after each location there will be media events...

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Last day of the tour

Last day of the tour

And so we arrive at our final day. After yesterday’s sightseeing at Salisbury and Stonehenge we today return to a number of scheduled cafe stops where you can come and have a chat. Our last stop is the bike meet at The Raven at Whitchurch. Times...

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Day 3

Day 3

we started off earlier so missed the opening of the Chequered Flag but was able to leave some publicity there. Stopped off at the beautiful St.Mawes before heading further South, met a lovely lady with a dog who thought DocBike was DogBike. She was...

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DGR ride and DocBike

DGR ride and DocBike

All BMW’s and two charities together What an amazing if not a wet day. In the morning we did the DGR ride and this was fantastic we stayed dry and it was a lot of fun. We met loads of friends at the Churchill Arms (massive thank you to Tanya for...

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Day two

Day two

We had an early start and rode the DGR. We rode down Sandbanks but Harry and Sandra didn’t turn out. Afterwards we rode over to one of the nominated distribution locations, The Churchill Arms, where we met up with our partners DocBike. We headed...

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DGR Day

DGR Day

Today is going to be a little bit hectic its forecast wet weather we have a long ride down to Plymouth and we also have the DGO in between . What a fantastic day yesterday was with loads of really interesting to people and members from mental...

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Day one

Day one

As I wheeled the bike out the rain started after what had promised to be a dry but overcast departure. I made good time and met up with Nick Smallwood at Keele but not before what could have been a complete wipeout. Heading towards Holmes Chapel a...

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Good to be moving

Good to be moving

The whole team is on the move as we converge on Cherwell Services near Bicester where we will meet for the first time. Managed to dodge the rain down the M1 and even saw some sunshine and felt the heat for 15 minutes. Lovely run and the roads were...

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Our bags are packed, we’re ready to go

Our bags are packed, we’re ready to go

And so we depart. I awoke to an email advising me that the Bournemouth to Poole ride had been modified due to the weather. The start point has changed due to the prom being closed. (Apparently, there is 20,000 tonnes of sand to be removed) This...

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The Adventure Begins

The Adventure Begins

It has been a long time coming and the weather doesn’t look great but this won’t stop us getting the bikes out and going to meet our friends in the South. We have moved the Baton Relay Ride to Recruit to May 2022 but the purpose of this visit is to...

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Route planning

Route planning

Just uploaded all the GPX files into the trip planner on my satnav courtesy of Martin. Starting to get organised still lots of things to do but very excited about the coming trip

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Branding the Mental Health Motorbikes

Branding the Mental Health Motorbikes

Riding alongside the original Mental Health Motorbike in the Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride will be two further GS Adventures. We wanted to brand them similar to the vinyl livery applied to the lead bike but needed a solution where the branding...

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