It's no secret that Wales offers some of the best biking roads in the UK. But it's also worth remembering that if the worst should happen, quick access to hospital via ambulance is not always possible, especially in remote areas.

Wherever you are in Wales, the air ambulance can be there within 20 minutes from one of 3 bases around the country. It is widely believed that a patient's chances of survival and early recovery are increased if they receive the right care within the first hour, otherwise known as the Golden Hour.

It is no surprise then that this charity is close to the heart of many bikers, some of whom owe their lives to the speedy service it offers.
The Wales Air Ambulance relies on charitable donations to keep it running and receives no direct government funding.

Which is why events such as the fundraising run on Saturday 4 th June are so important.


Over 100 bikers arrived at South Wales Superbikes in Newport and paid £10 each to take part in a run around some fantastic roads. The route headed East passing through Tintern Abbey and out in to Monmouth. Taking in a brief coffee break at Abergavenny bus station before heading alone the A40 to Brecon.

The final destination of the run was the Haywain pub in Bridgend where a BBQ and a band awaited.

The participants took the final leg of the trip along the A4059 from Brecon through Penderyn and along the Bwlch and Rhigos mountain roads into Bridgend itself.

The weather was kind to us, which was the icing on the cake of yet another successful event arranged by Ian Phillips for the second year running.

Congratulations to all who took part.


We'd like to hear from you, our readers. If you have something you'd like to share with the wider motorcycling community in South and West Wales, please get in touch.

We're particularly interested in events, ride-outs, great biker-friendly cafes, talented custom painters, racers, characters or inspirational stories. Whatever you want to tell other bikers, if we think it's suitable, we'll do our best to pass it on.

Please get in touch.

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