As we approach the date of what would have been the British MotoGP™, the loyal volunteers who run the Day of Champions ride-in each year are insisting that despite Covid-19 putting a major spanner in their fundraising plans, they won’t let this year go without finding a way to support their beloved charity.
The Silverstone British MotoGP™ has been cancelled, for the summer at least, along with our Day of Champions fundraising event. This leaves a big hole in Two Wheels’ usual funding as the event usually accounts for 60% of our income. This is why this big-hearted team of bikers are keen to do something to reassure the Riders staff and the communities in Africa that we are united in showing that motorcycles save lives.
The group have planned to run a small and safe fundraising ride-out and encourage others to join them remotely to raise as much as they can to plug the funding gap!
This is the letter that the team have written to the staff in the African programmes across The Gambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Liberia and Nigeria.
The team have also created a video message to with the African programmes from all the ride-in volunteers. The message sends support for the programmes and all their staff in five countries who are working exceptionally hard as the pressures of Covid-19 are added to their workload.
Note: all images shown here are from previous year’s events. This year’s event will allow riders to take part remotely. Riders are asked to follow the government’s social distancing and safety guidelines at all times.