Despite a slightly damp start, somewhere around 2000 bikes turned out for the Annual Plymouth Megaride on Sunday 17th August. A wide variety of motorbikes, scooters and trikes coming out in force to support two local charities Measure(Scope) and Diabetes UK.
The meeting point at Lee Mill Industrial Estate was busy from early morning as bikes turned up from near and far. Devon Freewheelers provided 5 marked response bikes to help Marshall the event, and riders Alex Mitchell & Bleddyn "Griff" Griffiths even turned out on their own machines to help swell the numbers.
As usual, the route made it's way into Plymouth via the A38, heading up to South Brent before turning around and heading back down the A38 towards Marsh Mills before following the Embankment and Barbican up onto the Hoe. Most of the over bridges were lined with waving spectators who also braved the weather to support this annual fund raising event for local charities.
Once on the Hoe, riders and members of the public were treated to live music along with trade stands offering a variety of goods and services.
To top off the day, former Devon Freewheelers rider Jamie Moran took the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend Kayleigh Forde by placing a banner at the Lee Mill marshalling point. Latest reports indicate that she said yes, so we are now awaiting the announcement of when the Big Day will be!