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Second ‘Ride Out’ planned

More than 100 custom and classic motorbikes and cars have signed up for a charity event at the weekend.

Four prizes of $500 will be up for grabs for the best examples of custom and original motorbikes and cars.

Organisers of the Scooter Mart Bermuda Charge Charity Ride Out warned that anyone who wants to take part, but has a vehicle that is not normally registered for the roads, should make sure to arrange for a special, one-day casual permit, from the Transport Control Department. Proof of insurance will be required.

Takara Dill, president of the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Association and one of the event organisers, said: “With so much effort going into this year's bikes and cars, it would be a shame to see anyone turned away because they don't have a permit.

She told owners: “Please don't leave it until the last minute — we all want to see these special vehicles.

“It's such a nice spectacle to see Bermuda's motoring community come together. This is a friendly reminder to have your paperwork organised, in advance.”

Motor vehicles without a permit will have to be transported to and from the show by truck.

Organisers said they had limited participation to 200 vehicles.

The event will feature an auto show at Clearwater Beach in St David's, with a special appearance by former star bike racer Steve Plater, the 2009 British Supersport champion and an Isle of Man Senior TT winner. The show also features the St George's Dancerettes, test rides, gas and electric engine displays, a DJ and food stalls.

The show runs at Clearwater Beach from 12pm to 6pm and the ride out leaves Clearwater at 2pm. The ride out will take in North Shore, Hamilton, South Shore, St George's and return to Clearwater Beach by 4.30pm.

The first Bermuda Charge Charity Ride Out was held last year to promote a potential superbike road race in Bermuda in 2020.

If it goes ahead next year, the race will feature zero-emission racers.

Spectators can watch the motorcade free of charge from the start/finish line at Clearwater Beach or along the route.

Proceeds from the sale of special ride out packs will be donated to environmental charity Greenrock.

Route information and more details are available at www.bermudacharge.com. For information on vehicle permits and fees visit www.gov.bm/vehicle-permits-and-fees

On the road again: a motorcyclist is shown during the 2019 Bermuda Charge charity ride out (Photograph submitted)

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Published August 29, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated August 29, 2019 at 4:03 pm)

Second ‘Ride Out’ planned

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