British-based charity Two Wheels for Life is delighted to announce the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) is running a charity relay ride that will cover almost 10,000 miles across 13 countries and raise funds for their vital work.
The event, named The Great Relay, is open to all motorcyclists – you don’t need to be a Harley-Davidson owner to join in. The charity element will see money raised for Two Wheels who fund partner organisation Riders for Health’s vital on-the-ground work in some of the most remote areas of Africa, using motorcycles to deliver healthcare.
On May 21, 2021, H.O.G members will kick off the amazing relay ride in London and a brand-new Harley-Davidson Pan America adventure bike will lead the ride. All of the H.O.G chapters are local dealer-sponsored. The H.O.G is the largest motorcycle club in the world, with more than one million members.
Over the course of the ride up to 25,000 H.O.G members from 90 chapters will take part in the relay. After each stage the leading H.O.G chapter passes on the baton to the next chapter to continue the ride.
Covering 90 different stages across Northern Europe and the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the 10,000 miles covered will travel from dealer to dealer with the Pan America moving between the stages to cover the whole journey.
The Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ will lead the relay from London to Luxembourg, through the Benelux and Germany to the northernmost point of the European continent, at Nordkapp in Norway.
The lead Pan America bike then descends to Oslo, Copenhagen and then makes the crossing to the United Kingdom, after which the motorcycle is ridden in stages through England, Scotland and Wales, Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland before returning to London. After more than 14 weeks, 13 countries, 90 dealers and 10,000 miles travelled and 25,000 H.O.G members, the Pan America™ returns to the British capital to end its journey.
The nature of the relay lends itself well adhering to local corona guidelines.
You can ride one stage, several stages or the whole route! The full route of The Great Relay plus the dates the ride will pass through each location can be found here.
You can also find it on the My Drive application of TOMTOM. You will find the route of each stage as a GPX file and is free to download.
Whoever you are and whatever you ride, Harley-Davidson and its affiliated H.O.G chapters cordially invite you to join the Great Relay! Help us reach our fundraising target!