Follow Triumph on the Thankful Villages Run!
The Thankful Villages Run is a nine-day charity ride-out to all 51 villages in the UK who had all their soldiers return home alive at the end of the Great War in 1918 and we want you to take part!
The run, which takes place between 27th July and 4th August 2013, is the brainchild of motorcyclists Dougie Bancroft and Medwyn Parry and appropriately aims to raise £51,000 for the Royal British Legion.
Triumph, who supplied 30,000 motorcycles to the allied forces during WW1, have loaned two, bespoke liveried Trophys to the duo, to enable them to undertake this historic tour.
The bikes have now been collected, the route planned, the GPS, tracker and comms fitted, now all that’s left to do is invite you to join the Thankful Villages Run.
Pick as much or little of the route as you like and follow the two Triumph Trophys between the Thankful Villages. Riders who join the ride are asked to donate a minimum £5 towards the Royal British Legion and can do this by texting ‘THVR51 £5’ to 70070, via the website or in cash on the day.
Further details, including the complete village-by-village schedule, are available on the Thankful Village Run Website.
Saturday 27th July – Ceredigion to Gloucestershire
Sunday 28th July – Gloucestershire to Somerset
Monday 29th July – Somerset to Sussex
Tuesday 30th July – Kent to Northamptonshire
Wednesday 31st July – Essex to Leicestershire
Thursday 1st August – Nottinghamshire to Lincolnshire
Friday 2nd August – Lincolnshire to Yorkshire
Saturday 3rd August – Yorkshire to Lancashire
Sunday 4th August – Lancashire to Ceredigion
Join the Rats for our leg of the run!
Our local branch of the Riders Association of Triumph (Rats) will be joining the Triumph riders for the Gloucestershire to Somerset leg of the journey on Sunday 28th July. To join them, the Rats will be gathering at the long lay by on the A46, just south of M4 junction 18 and departing at 8:00am – any riders who wish to join the Rats on this charitable ride are most welcome but will be expected to make the minimum donation of £5 per bike, per day.