The Souths Vintage Ride Out!

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Vintage Motorcycle Ride Out

Start your Shake & Stir Festival experience on two wheels this year with our vintage motorcycle ride out - being run for the first time this year in support of our chosen charity, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride!

DGR is designed to bring together bikers across the globe, to raise money for vital prostate cancer research… as-well-as the funding of men’s mental health programs. Starting in 2012 with 2,500 riders in 64 cities, last year the event brought together close to 100,000 riders in 581 cities throughout 92 countries - including over 570 registered riders for Bournemouth and Poole’s ride (the 20th biggest in the world and only beaten in the UK by London!).

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Outbound trip:

10:00 meet for Breakfast in Southbourne,

11:15 ride departs for Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum,

12:00-13:00 coffee and break.


Return trip:

13:00-13:15 depart from the museum,

14:00 arrive back at the Shake & Stir Festival to a show greeting,

15:00 awards for Best Bike and Best Dressed Rider(s).

The ride is being run by the Bournemouth and Poole distinguished gentlefolk, with the route designed to showcase and suit classic, vintage and custom motorcycles. This will be a fantastic opportunity to dress in your finest tweed, waistcoats - or vintage motorbike leathers, riding with likeminded individuals to raise money for an incredible cause.

Note, this is not a marshalled ride out. This is a typical meetup, and riders are responsible for their own riding and behaviour on the road. We will ride with others in mind, and we ask all to be respectful and dapper in their riding style.

Upon returning to the festival secure parking will be provided in a marshalled area, where you can enter the afternoons show’n’shine - for motorcycles and our classic and American cars. The ride will be photographed and filmed with photos of riders taken on return to the festival, with the opportunity available to have photos taken with members of the Miss Pinup UK Awards!

To see who’s performing on our two stages when the ride returns, see - What’s On

A minimum donation of £10 is requested of all riders, with all money going directly to the DGR charity.

Register toRide