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Bike4Life: Drivers warned of disruption ahead of major motorcycle charity event

The journey follows a 23 mile route via the A5, M54 and A41 to RAF Cosford

Motorists have been urged to allow extra time for journeys when the convoy of around 4,000 riders hits the road this morning.

The 10th anniversary Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival is back after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic.

Leaving Meole Brace in Shrewsbury at 11am, the journey follows a 23-mile route via the A5, M54 and A41 to RAF Cosford, home of the Bike4Life festival, arriving at around 11.45am.

There will be traffic restrictions, starting shortly before 11 a.m. and lasting up to two hours, while the huge convoy passes.

Drivers may be affected if using the Meole Brace, A5 Dobbies, A5 Emstrey and A5 Preston Boats roundabouts.

There will also be slip road closures on the M54 at junctions 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3 and traffic restrictions on the A41 junction until the exit is clear.

Frank Bird, Senior National Roads Planner, said: “Bike4Life is always a fantastic event raising vital funds for a valuable service. The huge convoy of bicycles traveling on our roads is quite impressive, but it can disturb other road users for a short time.

“Therefore, we advise anyone crossing this area on Sunday April 24 to plan ahead and avoid departure times if possible. If this is not possible, leave early and allow more time for your trip.

Other national highway traffic officers will patrol the route to help with any incidents and to keep the roads moving as smoothly as possible.

Taking place at RAF Cosford, the Bike4Life festival features live bands, food vendors and entertainment including a bike show.

World Superbike legend Carl Fogarty, British Superbike rider Danny Buchan and 12-time FIM Trials World Champion Dougie Lampkin are expected to attend Bike4Life this year.

Also expected are Steve Parrish, GP driver and TV commentator, and Ollie Ollerton, former British special forces soldier and star of SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Sponsored by the RAC, the event will raise funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, who are working with the Safer Roads Partnership to organize the event.

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The National Highways 24/7 Customer Contact Center team can also provide last minute information on 0300 123 5000.