Bikers set to run rings of poppies around M25
7:00pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
BIKERS from all over Swindon are being urged to help create the world’s largest poppy for Remembrance Sunday.
An estimated 15,000 bikers wearing red are being sought to form a ring around the 117 miles of the M25 to create the poppy by 12.30pm on Sunday, November 10.
After converging from the M25’s 36 slip roads and service areas, a Google Earth satellite picture will be taken of their efforts.
Haydon Wick’s Vincent Bowers, 42, is one of the organisers and wants local bikers to get involved.
He said: “A lot of bikers are serving or ex-service men and so there is a strong connection with the Armed Forces and the biking community. We also want to raise money for the Poppy Appeal, so every biker is asked at least to buy and wear a poppy on the day.”
Julia Stevenson, who is co-ordinating the event, said: “This is an opportunity for the biking community to offer a mark of respect to those who have fallen defending our freedoms and liberty.
“We have estimated we need about 15,000 bikes. We will also be making sure there is sufficient space between bikes to allow other vehicles to use the M25 unhindered.”
For more information or to join the group, call Julia on 07811 091275 or visit www.facebook.com/events/570456489674676.
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