The new style Rotary Wheelie Good Bike Show returns for the second year to Newton Stewart on Sunday 7th August 2016 and will be held in the town centre car park.

The popular charity event is planned to support the ‘eRanger Ambulance’, a motorbike ambulance with a side-mounted stretcher which provides transport to and from local health centres and hospitals across the African Continent, providing communities with the means to take advantage of distant and widespread health-care resources.

The side-mounted stretcher attached via metal-elastic mounts that, when combined with the sidecar’s suspension, considerably smooths the ride over rough ground. eRanger ambulance developments underline a commitment to produce the most complete, effective and versatile vehicle solution for rural healthcare delivery throughout the world.

Also this year, proceeds from Wheelie Good Bike Show will support the Rotary Club of Newton Stewart’s campaign to raise £150,000 to fund Insulin Pump therapy for children in Dumfries and Galloway.

If you wish to take part with your own motorbike the ride in departs from ‘Karcare’ at the Station Yard Ind Est, Oakwell Road, Castle Douglas at 11am Sunday 7th of August. Bikes must be there in good time to register. Registration costs £5 per bike. Registration starts at 10.00am before those gathered leave at 11am to travel out of Castle Douglas led by Police Scotland Motorbikes and head along the A713 Galloway Tourist Route up to the Kenbridge where they will cross into New Galloway before travelling along the scenic Queens Way (A712) and arriving at Newton Stewart at approximately 12.30 pm. Before entering the car park the route waves its way round the town and enter the car park via the town clock building and run along the Riverside Road before.


If you want to spectate, or volunteer everyone is welcome at the Riverside Car Park, Newton Stewart from 12noon – 4pm. Food will be available on site, or you could take a wander down into the heart of the town to sample some of the various food outlets on offer there. Once again there will be a children’s cycle treasure hunt which will take place within the car park area between 10am and 11.30am and organisers invite families to arrive in time for the start. The Riverside Road and main car-park will display a collection of bikes with owners willing to talk about anything bike. A good day out for all the family is on the cards whether the sun shines or not.

Plus there will be a great selection of stallholders including face painting, jewellery, handmade cards, patchwork, knitting and pet care products. Local organisations coming along to offer information about their groups include The River Cree Hatchery and Habitat Trust and Newton Stewart Initiative, plus lots more.

There will also be musical entertainment supplied by the fantastic ” and ‘Chopperhead’ on the stage, with a special guest appearance by ‘Bloodslab’. The bands will take to the stage from 12noon – 4pm ,with a varied repertoire, organisers hope there will be something for everyone.

Rotary is seeking the communities cooperation for a suggested entry donation of £3 per adult to help cover the cost of running the event and support the diabetes appeal and the eRanger motor bike ambulances. As usual there will be raffle tickets on sale with a first prize of £100.00 along with a range of other prizes. It was quite a sight last year with almost 200 motorcycles entering the car park en-mass displaying a terrific range of machines including vintage, spanking new, two to four wheelers and everything in between so why not come along and have a blast at the same time. With the communities support last year Rotary donated all the profits back to the community and the bikers charity. Rotary looks forward to a great fun day with you.

Bike Pictures Supplied by Dabby McCreadie

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