Over 1,000 motorbikes head out on the road

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JERSEY’S largest motorcycling community event returns this weekend.

Up to 1,200 bikers are expected to take part in the tenth Big Ride Out.

The event, which is organised by Holidays for Heroes Jersey, will also see spectators lined up along the route from St Catherine’s Breakwater along the coast to St Ouen’s Bay.

The money raised will go towards providing holidays in Jersey to injured servicemen and women and their families.

Richard Harwood, of Holidays for Heroes Jersey, said the event would cause ‘minimum inconvenience to other traffic’.

Although honorary officers will support the event by policing key junctions and roads, there will be no official road closures.

He added: ‘We have worked hard with parish officials and other authorities to make sure this event runs as smoothly as possible’.

Paying tribute to Lee Butler, who previously organised the event, Mr Harwood said: ‘ Having passed the baton on, we want to ensure it’s as successful as it has always been’.

The Big Ride Out is sponsored by Islands Insurance and the Mansell Collection.

Greg Mansell, chief executive of the Mansell Collection, said: ‘The Ride Out is the pinnacle of the biking year. We are very proud to support it’.

Jim Purkiss, sales and corporate relationship director at Islands Insurance, said they were committed to supporting local events and community initiatives ‘and they don’t come much bigger than the Big Ride Out’.

The event starts at 9am on Sunday, and any riders interested are asked to register online beforehand at themansellcollection.co.uk/events/the-big-rideout-2023.

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